Coming off Amytriptiline

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I was on amitriptyline for 3 years 25mg. I went my doctor who dropped the dose to 10mg and told me to take them for a month then stop. I actually took them for 3 weeks with no side effects then dropped to 5mg for 2 weeks.

I have now been totally off for 2 weeks and apart from a little bit of itching have been fine.

Just thought I would let you know that it is possible to come off without withdrawal symptoms.

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    Hi Christine, you are very lucky unfortunately there are many factors involved with these, there are alot of people who are not so lucky and suffer with terrible withdrawal symptoms, myself included.
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      Hi Paula. Sorry to hear you are having a bad time. I thought that I would share my experience so that people would know that it is not always a traumatic experience. I am sorry to hear that you are having a bad time. I hope things get better fir you.
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      Hi Christine thank you, I am really pleased that you are no longer taking these and feel fine.  I have been off them completely for over 4 weeks, and the scariest symptom was my blood pressure rising to 155/107 each time, putting me near heart attack or stroke territory, otherwise my blood pressure is normal and always has been.   I had to taper by tiny amounts and was very ill for 2-3 weeks and have been signed off a lot from work, it took me 8 tapers, so 8 lots of withdrawals.  So, it scares me for others out there like me and want to raise awareness.
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