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So I have suffered with anxiety and depression for around a year now bought on over a high stress event combined with sinus problems (ongoing).
I have tried numerous anxiety medication over the last two years from Mirtazapine, Sertraline and Fluoxetine to Propranolol, Buspar and Diazepan. I can't get on with any of the medication due to the barrage of side effects and none of which helped my anxiety and just add to the initial problem!
My sleep quality is so poor as I am awake with racing thoughts everynight and suffer insomnia constantly, or I could sleep but wake up exhausted. I also suffer with tension headaches daily.
Mirtazapine helped with sleep but I was like a sedated zombie, I was sleeping 14 hours and still fighting tiredness all day. It was no life.
Amitriptyline has helped dramatically in such a short time. My tension has reduced and for the first time in years, I get a good sleep and wake up refreshed albeit groggy for the first hour. My mood picks up because I can finally sleep. I genuinely go to bed, and wake up on my alarm. No sleep issue at all.
I only take 10mg and genuinely get no side effects over than a dry mouth initially.
The thing is, my GP says it's not safe for long term use and will only give it to me for 2 weeks. She isn't happy to prescribe it again.
I am only 26, otherwise fit.
My question is, if this so far is the only medication that has helped, and it's such a low dose. What danger am I in taking it?
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