Just been prescribed amitriptyline

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I've just been prescribed amitriptyline for my fibro pain. 10mg one or two at night.

I get up for work at 6:30 morning what sort of time do people think I should take it so I'm not zombiefied in the morning.

Also it says no alcohol is one or two glasses of wine at the weekend ok??

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    Hi Arual,

    I was on Amitriptyline for a while and I still allowed myself my one or two drinks with it. I just made sure to wait a few hours after I had stopped drinking before taking it

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    My consultant told me not to take it after 7.30 pm.  No longer take it at all as  I could not tolerate the side effects but I know many on here swear by it. I'm teetotal so have no idea on the drink front I am afraid!  Hope it works for you.
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    Hi, I am on lots of meds and also on 25mg of amitriptyline at bedtime, I take it around 10pm and am up at 5.30 for work. I sleep well and am awake in the morning. However everyone is different. You will find what is best for you. 😃
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    Hi Arual:

    I wouldnt that med w/alcohol...Trust me not a good thing...I had to stop taking just didn't work w/ my body... Not to say it won't w/ U, but follow the directions how or what not take w/ that med.

    Wishing success...

    Smiles & Giggles,

    Valerie826

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    Hi I started taking 10mg Amitriptyline about 10 days ago. I take it between 6.30pm and 7pm, I sometimes have a glass of wine or two, in the evening, and go to bed between 9 and 10pm. I go to sleep about 11, after reading, and wake about 7, although I am aware of the effect all day, and sometimes need a nap in the day. Trial and error my dear! Jeanne. xx
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      Just realised my previous post might have sounded like I meant I felt the effects of the amitriptyline WITH alcohol the next day. I meant the effects of the amitriptyline ( same effect with or without the alcohol). Hope I've made sense. Jeanne xx
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      Hi yes you made sense. I'm going to leave it till the weekend and then maybe have a glass at the weekend and see. I don't drink loads but do like the odd glass to relax
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    Hi Arual, I was on them to I used to take them around 9pm and up for work at 5.45 but I was like a zombie most of the day and found I desperately needed a nap in the afternoon but as I work long shifts this was impossible,

    I can't really say I noticed any difference in my pain either just wanted to sleep more but it still wasn't sound sleep,

    But I know people who function very well on them and have been on them quite a while,

    I didn't drink with them as I suffer from vertigo as well and they made my ears ring so drinking was a no no

    All the best x

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    Thanks for your advice everyone. Am going to start taking it tomorrow night as my hubby brought us a nice bottle of red for tonight. Will see how it goes
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    Hi arual its not wise to drink alcohol when on any medication hun, any dr would say no where alcohol is concerned. I cant advise on the tablets as I had to stop taking them because of the side affects. take care gentle hugs
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    Hi everyone

    Been busy looking afrer my new king Charles puppies. They have given me something else to focus on and smile more.

    I take amatriptyline, 30mg at 7pm and go to sleep about 10pm , if I take it later I don't get more than 5 hrs sleep before pain comes back.I very rarly get more than 6 to 7 anyway. When I have a flare I sleep more but est a lot longer. Take care .Hugs to everyone. X

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      Hi Mace how lovely king charles puppies, I have a bichon frise called charlie hes hes 6 in july. hes such a joy to have and helps to lift my spirits have fun with the puppies take care gentle hugs
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    I took my 10mg dose at 7:30 last night. Didn't feel anymore drowsy then normal last night. But today I just want to go back to bed and I'm at work till 5:30 😴😴😴😴
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      Hi arual...yep that what it does...that's Y I just couldn't take it...It just dragged me down !! Hopefully, your Dr will change ur med if U decide to.

      Much success & keep us gals posted

      Smiles & Giggles,

      Valerie826

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