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Can anyone give me any advice or success stories on amitripyline?
I’ve tried both mirtazapine & trazadone with no luck (both didn’t help me sleep at all & my mood was still severely low, in the past I’ve also tried sertaline & citalopram)
My doctor put me on amitripyline yesterday.
Last night was the first night in 10 weeks that I didn’t take a 7.5mg zopiclone as well as an antidepressant.
I took 40mg of amitripyline, I woke up this morning feeling dizzy, not with it & still feel horrible now. Although it did help me sleep for a few hours without the need for zopiclone (which I’m trying not to use anymore)
How long will this last & do I need to reduce the dose? I know I need to take a higher dose to treat depression though.
I was on amitripyline a few years ago for anxiety & insomnia & was on 120mg at night & functioned normally in the day over time.
I ended up going to a&e a few weeks ago because I couldn’t cope with the sleepless nights, anxiety & low mood & was suicidal, it just feels like it will never end or get better.
I have a hugely supportive partner & a good life but I feel in a daze all the time & am unable to go to work or enjoy anything.
Thank you, Katie xx
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