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I've been on 100mg amitriptyline for about a year for PND and spoke to my doctor about 6 weeks ago about weaning myself of them and i'm now down to 25mg a night, i'm getting the side effect i expected from stopping them (weird shock type things through out my body, i always got them when i missed a dose) but i'm also panicing about irrational things. e.g. i woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep because i "knew" i would die in my sleep if i did. I know i dont have psychic powers or anything like that or i dont actually think i would have died looking back but it's really effecting me. Some of the other things i've paniced about, i didn't take my kids to nursery yesterday because i thought a car would run them over if i went out, i spent 4 hours watching my 2 year olds chest while she was sleeping because i was sure she was going to stop breething in her sleep, I locked my back door and hovered around the kitchen because i was sure someone was going to sneak in and kidnap the kids, i didn't want my husband to go to work a few days ago because i thought he would have a car crash and so on.
I've tried to make an appointment with my doctor but not managed to get one yet. I'm wondering if this is just part of stopping the meds or if i should start taking them again. I'm a wreck at the moment with hardly sleeping and feeling like i'm losing my mind and it will be atleast 2 weeks before i get an appointment and thats if i'm lucky
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