Feeling a bit worried

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Hi everyone.

I have been on 20mg amitriptyline for 4 years now for migraine & ibs & they have worked well.

These past 3 weeks however, i feel my migraines have returned at such a greater force. My head is constantly pounding, i feel nauseous, unbalanced & groggy.

Is it my bodies way of saying either the medication or the dosage is no longer working.

I value anybody's opinion on this.



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    Hi Stephen

    It could be that after 4 years your body/brain has reached toleration point and this drug is no longer as effective as it has been. You need to talk with your GP about this and whether your dose could be increased to get past toleration point, or perhaps it might be time to slowly taper off Amitriptyline and try a different drug. It almost sounds as if your body is craving a higher dose as the symptoms you speak of are akin to that of withdrawal. This is why it is important to talk with your Doctor and take his/her advice. I hope you are able to get this sorted soon, I know it's no fun feeling the way you are right now.

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    Hi Steve, I've been on 50mg of Amatriptalin for 7 years now,, they made me feel like that for a while,, give it some time,, if still the same go back to the doctors,, I also slept a lot,,,good luck,


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    Hi folks,

    Many thanks for your replies. I'll monitor how i go the next week or 2, then go see the GP if needed.

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