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I used to take Seroxat for depression and came off it after about 3 years when I was 18, I then didn't take anything for around 3 years. After splitting up with my partner, moving to a new town and a few other personal life changing events (!) I was again feeling depressed and my insomnia was worse than it had ever been , I frequently did not sleep for days at a time! Eventually the doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline - beginning on 1 x 10mg, increasing to 20mg over 2 weeks and then up to 30mg.
The tablets have changed my life, I call them my 'magic pills'. I sleep so much better :magic: I am back to my much happier older self. They are not perfect, I must admit, I get a constantly dry mouth from them and when changing dosage etc. I suffer from terrible grogginess where I feel like I'm dreaming and completely unmotivated.
But despite these downsides, I would not be without these tabs they really have changed my life and bought me back from my lowest points.
I worry about my dependancy on Amitriptyline, as I have been taking it for 8 months now, and when I do 'forget' my tablets, I am very very depressed the follwoing day, I don't understand how people manage to take these in the day time as they more often than not completely sedate me :ok:
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