Amitriptyline Dosage

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I've started on 10mg amitriptyline and want to increase the dosage to 30mg. I've taken the 10mg for two days, am I okay to increase to 20mg now, or is there advantages of increasing dosage gradually? E.g. Up the dosage every week?

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    What were your GP's instructions?

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      I don't have a gp I live in a country where I got it from the pharmacy

      I take the amitriptyline for tension headaches and migraines

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      There are different reviews for it online. Do you find 10mg helps? Personally I would give it a week or two before upping the dosage as there are a lot of side effects with it.
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      I only really feel a bit more tired in the morning... so would it be safe to up now? I feel 10mg helps slightly
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      I wouldn't want to say as I've had some really bad side effects for meds. Can you ask at the pharmacy where you got them? Or google the dosage for migraine?

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    Your dr should have told you, you could call the pharmacist and ask. I think it's weekly, but it might be a good idea to check.

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    I know my Dr. waits a month before upping any of my new medications.

    Because it will build up in your system...10 may work fine....after a couple of weeks.

     

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    Have had amitriptyline in past and found the higher dose made me feel like a zombie in the morning,stopped taking it then.

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    Hi Jason, I would stay on yhe 10 mg for a week (let your system get use to it). The second week I would go to 20 for a week. If you are feeling side effect free, go ahead and increase to 30. I've had migraines for 30 years. For the last 6 years the migraine has been constant. I wake up with it and go to sleep with it. I took amitriptyline up to 150mg. Each dose would help for awhile but soon I would need a higher dose. At 150mg they no longer helped and my husband couldn't wake me up. Too scary to take any longer. Take it slow. Take care and God bless.

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