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I have been taking amitriptyline for about 3 and half years at a dosage of 100mg. As this has not really done anything for my anxiety I decided to go back to my GP.
The plan was over a 2 week period of dropping down from 100mg to 50mg for the first week, then dropping from 50mg to ZERO. Then at this point I have been given 30mg of mirtazapine. This has been taken for exactly 2 weeks.
Since dropping amitriptyline to ZERO, I have not had a good nights sleep at all, in fact its been insomnia, so today I have gone back to my GP, so now they have said......
Stay on 30mg of mirtazapine as it will take 4 to 6 weeks for it to start working, which I am happy to do as I know it will take time for any medication to work, BUT now my GP is telling me to take 20mg of a mitriptyline alongside the mirtazapine.
The problem I have with this is that 3 other doctors have said that I cannot take the two medications together. On top of that they will not give me any sleeping tablets.
My head and body is all over the place at the moment, not sleeping is exhausting. My body is a mixture of aching and nausia and my head is all over the place........
Anyone on here had similar issues? I am convinced that the problem lies with dropping the Amitriptyline from such a high dose to ZERO in such a short space of time......can anyone offer any advice or help?
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