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Hi!! So I've been taking 25 mg of Amitryptyline for over a year now for migraine prevention. I am having a hard time waking up in the morning and feeling like I got hit by a truck. It's awful, but if I stop taking it I get the worst withdrawal symptoms which include nausea, throwing up, intense migraines, sensitivity to light and severe sweating. I want off this awful medication. Is there anything I can take to help with any of these symptoms? I have two young kids who constantly need my attention and I can't function without Amitryptyline. Please help 😭

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    Have you tried weaning off bit by bit cutting the pill in half an then into tiny parts
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      I have! It didn't really work by cutting it in half since the pill is already so tiny 😔 It just cracked into 12 tiny tiny pieces!

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      I use a pill cutter im on the same it does have side effects to me im not sure if im going to stay on it ive had it for almost 2 months
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    It takes time to come off amitriptoline, I know from experience.I now take 1 x10mg a night now.

    I take it about 6.00 pm so that on a moring I feel ok.if I take it later I feel terrible untill about lunch time.

    When I first started to come off them I asked my gp for 10 mg tablets instead of 20mg.

    I cut the 10mg in half.

    I have chosen to go back on to amitripoline because I get a full nights sleep and now wake up refreshed.

    For me taking it early really helps,I take it to help with chronic pain

    I would have a word with your gp.

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      Im on 10mg right now im debating on coming off been on it almost 2 months but i have this weird burning sensation on my skin when i take more then 8 mg i have tn neuropathy its really painful i cant take more of the meds without getting more of this sensitive skin sensation
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    Hi I was giving 25 mg of Amitryptyline for depression I'm 26 yrs old that was a mistake I took it for about 2 1/2 weeks but I stop taking it because it start giving me this space feeling and its like my emotion that I normally have toward things is gone I'm off it now for around 3 week can someone help plz I'm really worried

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