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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.
I had a check-up with my doctor and explained that the drugs were working very well, since I had not suffered with any type of headache for the duration that I had been taking the drug. He prescribed me a 50mg single tablet and said to go forth and take this tablet, and use 10mg's to up the dosage if I felt I needed to.
Since taking the 50mg tablet, I've been feeling very tired. Heavy eyelids and slower reactions. I have never suffered with side-effects from any drug, only an allergic reaction to Triptan drugs, so I have no idea what I am experiencing.
This has continued for two days I thought I would take the tablet for a second day as I could have just been tired, but during the second day I managed to sleep for 6 hours through the day, and a full 8 hours during the night and can not control this well whilst taking the tablet.
Today I did not take the tablet and I felt great again, although suffering with a tension headache that I've had since starting the 50mg. I have taken today's tablet around 20 minutes ago and feel tired yet again.
Is this common?.. should I be experiencing effects when using a higher dosage but no effects when on a lower dosage? This does not make sense to me.
Thank you for reading.
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