Tapering off 10mg amitriptyline

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Started over 3 years ago on 75mg and over the last year have slowly reduced to 50mg then 25mg. Have been on 10mg now for over 2 months. Can i just quit now or do i need to take it alternative nights to reduce? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i cant take time off work to see the doctor.

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    Personally because of the length of time you've been taking the Amitriptyline I would take it for a alternative nights and see if you cope ok, then stop it.
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    In my experience I would say do not just come off the 10mg.

    The Dr said to me to just come off as it's such a low dose. I had the worst experience ever with just stopping it. I'm not joking I felt like I was coming off heroin or something. I wish I'd done it slower.

    But people's bodies are different. I'd try one every other night for a week or something then one every 2 nights. Keep dropping them out slowly.

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    I agree with Matron. Take it alternative nights for maybe two weeks, then if you feel it necessary continue after every 3rd night for two weeks then assess whether you are ready to stop entirely. It has been in your system a long time and takes time for the body to adjust without it. I hope it goes well for you.
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    I would maybe taper it dowm to 5mg for a couple weeks then every second day..and go from there or even taoer it to 2and 1/2 mg for a week or so..you have done realy well there..😘 ive been on 25mg for over 20 years.......tried dropping it down to 10mg it just didnt help..was on 50 originally.mmm....like a zonbie..so my

    Dosage settled at 25mg..😘😘😘..

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