amitriptyline for sleep

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Hello all, im currently taking20mg amitriptyline for sleep, but waking at 5am, driving me nuts lol any advice would be welcome plz x

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    What time do you take them on an evening julie? You may have to alter the time you take them. I take mine an hour before I go to bed and wake at about 8am
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      matron hi ty for replying im taking it at 8pm hun then go bed at 11ish im not sure what time to take it hunni x
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      Try taking it a bit later and see if that helps. It's trial and error. Everyone seems to react differently.
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      Thank you matron ill try 9pm tonight, i was told if u take it earlier you will get side effects in morning, ill try later x
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    Hi 

    my dr told me it could take up to 3 weeks to get the full effect of the drug.

     

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      Hi lisa thank you for replying, i thought sleep was instant, i do feel better its just this early waking, i was on 10mg for 3 weeks, but couldnt sleep properly now been on 20mg for 4/5 days, its getting to sleep but waking at 5am! X
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      It's getting bright early around 5am so maybe that's why you are awake so early or you are anxious when taking this drug you need to be in a pattern when you take it ie same time every night and wake till it works not going to bed after you have taking it amitriptyline is not like a sleeping pill If your still having trouble speak to your GP And maybe can give you something else which works better
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      I waa thinking today maybe because its getting lighter, im going to try take it later maybe 8pm is to early for me! I hope to be asleep for 11ish, thank you for replying
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      I always wait till I'm really tired and dropping off too sleep then go to bed some nights it takes longer to get too sleep try and not think about it too much it will wind you up and your never get any sleep
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      I've been using relaxation cds to help me drop off, im trying so hard im getting to sleep its the 5am wakes thats driving me mad lol x
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      Have you got light coloured curtains ? I've got mine blacked out which helps with the light I used to use a eye mask too lol x
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      There dark but the light comes in, maybe it is that, i wake relaxed but takes hours to drop hk off and its then good sleep, dreaming state x
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      Have you tired ear plugs I swear by them I can't sleep without them x you said you drink coffee maybe it's that if it strong you said it was ?
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      Im going to ger some ty i only drink coffee in morning, after a certain time i stay away from coffee x
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      Can i get ear plugs from chemist ? Good idea about milk im getting one now, just took my amitriptyline alot later than usual x
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      Yes you can buy them from a chemist

      I took mine at 8pm bed around 12ish you could try wine again like last week you said you slept like a log lol x

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