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  • Amitriptyline with Cannabidiol (CBD)?

    Does anyone have experience of using CBD at the same time as amitriptyline? I'm currently on 20mg per day of ami but want to try CBD as an alternative. Do I need to taper off the ami first? Thanks.

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  • Can taking a higher dosage of Amitriptyline cause side effects?

    Hello, I have been prescribed Amitriptyline for around four weeks, starting at 10mg each day for a week, and then upping the dose by 10mg each week. So 20mg for the second week, 30mg for the third week etc. I'm taking this type of medication as I suffer with chronic tension headaches and migraines....

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  • Amitryptyline 50mg.

    I was on amitryptyline 50mg for roughly 15 years. My doctor did a straight swap on to mirtazapine 10 weeks ago. I feel really unwell my doctor says the amitryptyline will be out of my system by now but I'm not so sure. Has anyone any ideas if this would be out of my system by now Or is just the...

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  • Strange possible Amitriptyline problem during sleep?

    Hi all, I am on Amitriptyline for bladder pain (60mg at moment) , as well as tramadol and gabapentin . Since i have been on Amitriptyline my gf has noticed as well as myself on occasions that i am making strange noises like a moaning in pain type pain at times.Its really causing a problem as it is keeping...

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  • Amitriptyline

    I’ve been taking Amitriptyline 10mg for 2 weeks now for tension headaches but they are still there it’s my anxiety that are causing these headaches I’m taking propranolol 40mg but there not working either and I’m struggling at work..help

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  • amitriptyline withdrawal

    Hi all, i have tried unsuccessfully to withdrawal from amitriptyline twice.  every time i get down to 5mg i start with awful symptoms, bad headaches, nausea, belching, abdominal cramps, back ache and  my bowels get so upset they feel like they are swollen i get bloated have wind and abdomen...

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  • A week on Amitriptyline

    Hello, So I have been on Amitriptyline 10mg for a week now originally prescribed for migraine prevention. I am a bit conflicted as to whether to keep taking them or not. My GP wants me to up to 25mgs for this next week. Pros: My anixety has reduced a lot (unexpectedly) My sleep quality has dramatically...

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  • Amitriptyline Dosing - Am I On The Right Dosage?

    A quick summary of my medical status: I am a 54 year old male.I have a dystonia called Spasmodic Torticollis which has been affecting my neck since my pre-teens.  Just under two years ago, I started to experience muscle spasms and pain in my chest and right arm. The muscle spasms and pain quickly...

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  • Amitriptyline and tiredness

    I take 10mg every night usually beofre 8pm, sometimes it can be later. I CANNOT wake up in the morning, i'm so sleepy, if I don't have to get up for work I can sleep right through till about 11am !! i'm usually awake by 9am. Does anyone else feel this exhausted ? I also can feel a bit out...

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  • Is amitriptyline any good for insomnia?

    My GP has prescribed me amitriptyline 10mg for my insomnia, it's a bit hit and miss with it, i always feel groggy the following day and when I do sleep it's very broken but better than none. Should I really be on this, what else could I try?

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  • Return to Amitriptyline

    I was on 10mg each night for the past 8 years for pain and lack of sleep with M.E. I tapered off a few months ago as we think I may not have had M.E but depression. Since being off it I have been getting dizzy spells and titanus with both going from occasionally getting it to getting it every day...

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  • Amitriptyline-depression, anxiety & insomnia

    Can anyone give me any success stories or general encouragement please.  I’ve been suffering with severe depression, anxiety & insomnia for the last 10 weeks.  I’ve tried mirtapine & trazodone with no luck & now my gp has put me on amitriptyline.  I’ve only been on it 2 nights...

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  • Starting on amitripyline for depression & insomnia

    Can anyone give me any advice or success stories on amitripyline?  I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety & insomnia around 10 weeks ago, it’s a long story so I won’t go into it fully but it’s been a complete nightmare. Sleep & low mood have been a huge problem. I’ve tried both mirtazapine...

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  • Amitriptyline (Elavil) Withdrawal

    i've taken amitriptyline on and off for about a year, from 10 mg up to 75 mg. for the past three months i've pretty regularly taken 50 mg every night. i am completely fed up with the spaceyness, grogginess, fatigue, weight gain and lack of clarity. i quit cold turkey about a week ago and the...

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  • Amitripteline Start up

    Can anyone help/advise please?  I have a return of insomnia (ugh ...) & doc said to try Amitriptyline 10mg.  I've only taken it for 3 nights so far.  The doc said to stay at 10 mg for 2 weeks with a view to increasing after that, (fair enough). Now what I'm wondering, it knocked...

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  • Strange side effects possibly linked to amitriptyline use?

    Hi! I've been on amitriptyline for a little while now, I'd say about six months. I've been having some weird side effects. it makes me have very vivid, weird dreams, and causes me to sleep for very long (10+ hours, sometimes up to 15) and keeps me asleep the whole entire time, I never wake...

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  • Use of Amitriptyline to cure Tinnitus

    I have been prescribed amitriptyline to cure my tinnitus and have taken it for 16 days and do not see any change except it is more pronounced and I get more fatigued when walking. I am suppose to take it for one month but I will stop taking it today. This drug is not for me. I can live with this noise...

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  • 5 days off Amitriptyline

    Hi I've stopped taking Amitriptyline for 5 days have been taking them for 3 years due to back pain. Recently went to the doctors who told me to come off them and started me on pregrablin 25mg twice a day. I should have tapered off the amitriptyline but just stopped and started the others felt terrible...

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  • Friend taking amitryptiline

    Hi, I know this isn't the usual post that is in this forum but I've searched the entirety of google and have found nothing that can give me some insight  so I'm hoping maybe someone here can.  A friend of mine has recently started taking amitryptiline after struggling with depression,...

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  • Been taking Amitriptyline for 2 weeks, side effects

    Hello all.  I wonder if someone could tell me if the way I am feeling at the mo is normal when first taking these tabs or if I should be concerned.  I was prescribed 10 mg Amitriptyline some while ago for pain which was thought to be sciatica.  It is now discovered I have a bulging...

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  • Amitriptline

    Hi all,taken 10mg of amitriptline 7pm and it's my very 1st dose. Just wondering how long before it gets into my system? Also been told that it has a nasty effect if you have Alchol with it??? If I wanted a drink weekend could I just miss that nights dose???  Many thanks 

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  • Amitriptyline 10mg for headaches and anxiety please share

    Hi, I am new to the forum. ​I have struggled for many years with health and general anxiety, i am at a ppoint now that I have to hold my hands up and admit I cant do this on my own anymore. ​I am on day 3 of taking the amitriptyline, i am scared every time i take it, what could happen. ​Please can...

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  • Amitriptyline withdrawal symptoms

    I would be interested to hear from anyone who has withdrawn from Amitriptyline with similar symptoms to me. Having taken just 10mg for many months I decided to withdraw, very slowly and eventually stopped completely about six weeks ago. All OK for a week but then I started having restless legs and...

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  • Amitripiline Withdrawal symptoms

    Hi,  I was taking 75/100mg of amitripiline for chronic pain.  (5 Yrs)  The pain has now disappeared & i came off amitripiline over 6 weeks.  After about 3 to 4 weeks, i am still waking up extremely early & having trouble going to sleep.  But the main thing that concerns...

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  • Change of Amitriptyline brand?

    I have been on Amitrityline for many years, and, it's been very effective too. I have lived without nerves/panic/depression for 2 years now. I picked up a new prescription just over a week ago, which is a a different brand/colour, and, ever sinse, I have been a bit nervous! Any thoughts?

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  • Weight gain on Amtriptyline

    I have been taken amitriptyline for about 4 years for hormonal headaches migraines. I started on 10 mg and over the years and now on 150mgs, well stopped last night. My weight has been gradually going up over this time, and I have only realised it must be the medication I am 2 stone over weight now....

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  • Amitriptyline...use for sleep problems?

    My mum was recently prescribed Amitriptyline by her GP. She told me it was to help her sleep, but I have looked up info about it, and it looks like an andtidepressant, that is also sometimes used for migraine. Q: does anyone else know of it being used for sleep problems? Does it help? What side effects,...

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  • Amitriptyline 10mg causing more anxiety/flu like symptoms?

    I am taking 10mg for almost 6 months now. I feel recently it has been causing my anxiety to skyrocket at night time. I get the chills, naused, stomach hurts, heart racing, jitters, etc. I cant sleep when this happens. I was wondering if anyone else is having these issues? I would like to get off this...

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  • Amitriptyline

    I have taken Amitriptyline since 2009 due to back pain and an operation that went wrong. I started at 100 mg now down to 50 mg. I dream every night my only problem is I heat up most of the time. When I eat  main meal I sweat I have tryed to come off the medication but after 2days Im in a terable...

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  • swapping citalopram for amitriptylin

    hi, i am on 50 mg daily of celapram. i have been on this dosage for 15 years now. Iam currently living in vietnam and find it hard to get my hands on these paticular tablets. The local pharmacist suggested i swap them and start using amitriptylin 25 mg which he supplies and take 2 tablets daily..is this...

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  • Mona Lisa touch nightmare

    I had this procedure done doc did a 4th which made me worse.  I have had more burning in my urethra after 4th.  She has me taking  50mg amitripyline and is sending me to a specialist who treats unusual female conditions.  Wish I never had the treatments 

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  • Amitriptyline and alcohol

    I have just been prescribed amitriptyline 10mg for neuropathic pain. Is it unsafe to drink any alcohol when on this or is one drink ok as it is such a low dose? I am very confused so haven't even started taking it yet! 

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  • amitriptyline withdrawal

    Hi all friends I was taken amitriptyline for 6 Month and i stoped 4month ago but the withdrawal smptom stil present particularly cough. Can the cough withdrawal side effect?who can share exprience?...

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