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So I was put on Amitriptyline for migraine prevention, and on 10mg the side effect didn’t bother me much, I didn’t even realize that it was anything but just a strange memory trying to surface. But then I was upped to 20mg, which completely took my migraine away and I was super relieved. But shortly after the medication was upped these “memories” became increasingly more severe and disturbing. When these “memories” would push themselves into my vision I felt like I wasn’t myself and these imagines where so vivid and disturbing, I call them memories because that’s what it felt like, like I was remembering something from a dream or a movie, but the images where nothing like I’d ever seen before, and they are so out of this world and not logical or physically possible to even be real memories. Plus they where also so “muddy” I couldn’t properly describe them to a medical professional (or myself) what exactly I was seeing. Neither my GP or my neurologist believes these symptoms have anything to do with Amitriptyline but because of my fear of these (hallucinations??) they decided I should come off of it. So I’ve been off of it for a few weeks now and these feelings and (hallucinations?) have all but gone away now, but once or twice a day I still get flooded with these “memories” and images in my head. Keep in mind that I also have borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety. I have an extreme fear of developing schizophrenia as it runs on my biological fathers side of the family and I am of the age where that illness starts to present itself. But my psychiatrist assured me the symptoms I’m experiencing doesn’t match. However, I’m still very worried about these symptoms that only started after I took Amitriptyline, and generally hoping there’s someone out there who has experienced the same thing on the same medication.
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