Amitriptyline withdrawal

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Ive been on 25mg of amitriptyline for over 2 years for nerve pain due to a fracture in my spine, I'm actually waiting for a spinal operation but I've found amitriptyline are not taking my pain away at all so I've stopped taking them. I'm on day 6 and I'm noticing side affects, cramps in my stomach, flu symptoms, just generally feeling unwell, has anyway else experienced these withdrawal symptoms?? also I've gained over a stone in 12 months with no different eating pattern

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    Did you taper off or just stop?

    I've been tapering off slowing from 32.5mg since mid December and I'm currently on 25mg. I drop 2.5mg every 3-4 weeks' and I've been taking Amit for just over 1.5yrs'.

    Weight gain was a factor in my decision to come off these meds too.

    When I first dropped I experienced anxiety, headaches and difficulty falling asleep; this eased after a week or 2 which is why I give my system chance to adjust before dropping again.

    Some people are lucky and seem to avoid withdrawal; other's seems to experience a range of symptoms. I'm just taking it super slowly.

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