Just been prescribed Amitryptiline

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I've just been prescribed amatryptiline starting at 50mg and gradually increasing to 150mg. So far the 50mg has left me really lethargic so I'm not sure what I'll be like on 150mg.

Has anyone else been on that strength? How did you feel?

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    Hello Daviemac

    Try taking the medication about a half an hour at night, they should make you sleep and you will be more awake in the morning, they will cover you during the day


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    Hello , yes many years ago, 38years in fact I was placed on AMITRYPTALINE 50mg, then 75mg leading to 150mg per day.  I was at the time living in AFRICA & I was  suffering immence POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER plus I was also told at the time it was BI POLAR which was completely wrong I found out years later.

    I was basically drugged up to my eyes most of the time & just letting my life fly by.

    It was not a life , it was an  existence.

    It is a teriibly addictiive drug & I did not have a life that I kow of whilst on such a heavy drug.

    I am off it now, but, it has taken many years , time & trouble to come off it, plus I put on five stone in weight which the doctors were not bothered about.

    So, the best of luck to you on this drug, but, if I were you I would see my Specialist or Consultant or Doctor to ask them PLEASE put you on something else. Amitryptaline is a fantastic drug but, you have to suffer a ot of side effects with taking it.



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