Withdrawal from amitryptaline

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I have been on Amitryptaline for approximately 4 years at a dose of 35mg at night, for pain due to arthritis in my knee.  For some reason I decided to stop taking it a week or so back, as I hate taking tablets. All was ok for a couple of days and then I had the most awful headaches for a couple of days.  The headaches are tapering off now, but I feel dreadful. Nausea and general feeling crappy.  I can sleep at night but I keep sweating and getting terrible hot flushes during the day and night.  As I am 50, I thought at first it might be menopause, but after reading the symptoms, I am wondering if it is withdrawal.  I will persevere as I do not want to take tablets.  Is anyone else feeling terrible and if so, how long is this going to last for.  I also gained a lot of weight, and suddenly had a spare tyre, which I have never battled with in my life.  Despite doing Weight Watchers and exercising as much as I can, I was not shifting the weight.  As soon as I stopped taking Amitryptaline, I noticed my weight very slowly dropping!! 

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    Hi I came off amtrypline January and ever since I've had a burning head on left hand side every day since I came off them. I'm persevering as I don't want to go back taking the amtrypline again. All the best

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    hi uktigger6 i have been amitryplaine for over 20 years i ran out a few weeks ago didnt hand my script on time at the doctors so i had to wait about 5 days well it was awfull could not sleep bad head ache it was if i had a handover i was very tearfull bad temperd could not sleep may be a few hours a night i had night sweats very bad hot flushs i am 52 and put them down for having the menapause i could not eat properly felt like crap for days until i got my medication i am on 200mg at night ive put on weight as i have got older not with my medication i dread to think what i will be like if had to give them up 5 days with out them it was really bad do hope this helps 
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    Ii was on 30mg for about 7 months but came off it 20mg for a month then 10 mg for a month and finally tapered it down for the last month - no withdrawel symptoms  . I hope this helps 
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    Hi, i have had 2 failed withdrawal from amitriptyline i had got to 5mg each time then had to go back on 10mg as the awful symptoms of the withdrawal. i am currently on by 3rd attempt. 
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