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I have been taking amitriptyline since oct '14 as i was finding i was tired during the day & having difficulty sleeping during the night. My GP prescribed me 10mg the 1st week, then 20mg thereafter. I slept like a log & had some wonderful nights sleep, although i would have lots of weird dreams, especially about living in a zombie infested world.

Just lately i have noticed that although i am sleeping, im not sleeping as deep as what i was & it feels like im awake, but im not sure if i am or not. But the next morning i feel tired (sometimes lethargic with pounding headaches) & heavy eyes which never goes away until mid afternoon.

I was wondering if anyone on here has or is suffering from similar symptoms & whether its worth another visit to the GP for a review.

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    hi steve ive been on amitriptyline for about 20 years now im on 200ml each night i always take them at 6 every night i go to sleep about 10 wake up about 6  7 oclock in the morning if i get to much sleep on them i wake up with a banging head ache and groggy if i don,t take  im wide awake my brain is alert and it will not shut down even tho my body is knackered i suffered very bad depression it would take me ages if i told you it you all i do hope you feel better soon im willing to give any advice if needed
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      Thanks for your reply 2tt.

      I take my tablets around 3 hours before bedtime, usually at 7.30 - 7.45pm & go to bed at 10pm. If i work a late shift (finish at 10pm) i will take my tablet (in work) at 8.30pm. I can drive home with no effect. Last night i was at a friends 40th so took my tablets at 9pm & in bed by 11.30pm.

      What i have also noticed is when i have a holiday from work i seem to be more tired than when im in work. Not sure if this is coincidental. This week i have been off & feel shattered. It could be having that extra hour in bed - im not sure. Im back in work on monday so i'll see how i go on for that week.

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    hi thanks for your reply i think you really need to take them same time every night but its going to be hard as you work different hours try taking half at   6 and half at 8 ask your doctor i think your doctor will agree hope all gos well please let me know how you getting on 
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      Do you mean take at 6.30 & at 8.30 depending on shifts, or to take 10mg at 6.30 then the 2nd 10mg dosage at 8.30
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    hi steve yes try that for a a while and see how you get on thanks for your reply im always here if in need 
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    Have been taking it for 25 years..never had it increased..sleep like a baby..ok for handling anythink that fibromyalgua Sorgrens Syndrome and CFS has to throw at me the next day...but ot must be taken at night a few hours before bed..😘it did take a while to get me on the right dose but...
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      Hi christine. What time do you usually take your amitriptyline, what time do you go to bed & what dosage are you on please. The last couple of days i have been taking my 20mg dosage at 7pm & have been waking up the next day feeling like a zombie.
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      I taje mine at 6-7pm and i go to bed 9-10pm, i sleep very well my husband has to wake me up even after all these years of taking it, but once im up i'm great... ..😘
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