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I am a 37 yrs olf male, I was prescribed 10mg amitriptyline , which i have started taking on March 2014. I was first precscibed Zolof, which i said no to. I have taken 10 mg for about 6 months then increased to 20 then to 30mg. The doctor wanted me to take 10mg for a week or 2 then increase it up to 40mg. I am so anti-medecine. I refused to reach 40mg.
To backup, I was having anxiety, headache and terrible insomnia. It has been over a year now that i have been taking it (first time i have taken a med this long) and everytime i decide to stop taking them, the first week will become hell (2-3 hrs sleep, migrane etc...affecting my work and school). I only last a week of not taking it , then i am back to taking it again.
I don't have much side effects. it seems however my left arm get numbed/cramped when i wake. I hope it won't get worse.
I am really afraid that i have become dependant on a medicine. Is it safe to continue taking the med long term? I am forcing myself to limit it max at 30mg. Right now i have restarted at 20mg/nightly.
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