Taking 25mg amitripline, want to stop taking it

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Ive been using 25mg amitriptyline for migraine headache, i was told by dr that it will block headaches from coming.. for 4 days ive been taking this med. & it has me sluggish, tired, dry mouth, & dilusion thoughts ( is this normal) Although the few nights i have taken it, i havent had a headache, i just feel tightness & dilusional thought in my mind, feels very scary, want to stop taking them. Everyone around me says, im not the same person i once was.. feelind sad/ very emotional.. what to do, im so confussed, help please

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    Hello lynn. Unfortunately these are the side effects you can expect from the tablets. My daughter and I were both prescribed them for migraine prevention but found after a few weeks you do get used to them.
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    They are typical side affects , maybe should try a lower dose and work up over a few weeks . PamĀ 
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    I was on Amitrptyline myself...i have been off for two weeks...the pills basically msde me maniac....now two weeks after am still having a little withdrawal symptoms...does anyone know how long withdrawal symptom last far.
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    I am taking it for the same thing and it took 8 weeks to start working. I was seeing a neurolgist and he told me if I stopped taking it, we would never know if it worked since it takes a long time to. I felt beyond sluggish (passing out very early at night) and felt in a daze everyday. If you however do not feel comfortable than ask your doctor for something else.
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    Hi

    My consultant prescribed me 10mg for abdo pain associated with IBS.

    I've been taking them at night. I try to take them before 8pm otherwise I'm really sluggish in the morning. I cannot wake up before 10.30 if I'm not working. It's awful. Then I go through periods in the day of being really sleepy. Almost to the point of wanting to go to sleep!!

    I think it's getting better. Although not really helping much with my tummy pain. I'm waiting for a colonoscopy in feb. Hopefully after that I can come off them because I don't like taking them. Also I've been having weird dreams too and feeling a bit depressed.

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