What time of night is best for sleep?.

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I've been prescribed 10mg per night for nerve damage pain after I smashed my heel to pieces last year which has left me with the metalwork the surgeon put in to rebuild the back of the foot touching the nerves inside my foot and causing hellish pain.

My question is what time should I take it at night so it is working well when I go to bed at midnight?.

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    I would take them about 6 .
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    It is advisable to take 3 - 4 hours before bed. I always take mine at 7pm & go to bed between 10 - 11pm. If i am working until 10pm however, then i will take between 7.30 - 8pm.

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    If you need to sleep take the tbs at 30mins before bed. Are you taking Pain Medications ?

    The dose of 10mg is a very low dose, you may have side effects that can be unpleasent. I take 75mg in the evening before bed and I do feel tired next day

    BOB

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    I think  u need to experiment because I find I feel sleepy within an hour of taking 10mg, perhaps it depends on your weight and height.
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    Thanks for all your replies folks

    In answer to your questions, I have taken most strong painkillers since the accident.

    Morphine, Fentanyl patches, tramadol, sick of feeling groggy and doped all the time though so asked the Dr to give me something different

    That is why he's trying CMS type painkillers now starting with amitriptyline

    I did think 10mg sounded a very small dose though.

    I'm 6ft 3", but very skinny, 39 years old.

    I took the tablet at 6pm but not feeling anything yet???.

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    My Dr said if amitriptyline rodent work he'll try gabapentin next.

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    Rodent. = doesn't. Dam predictive text lol.

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