I have been on amitriptyline for the past 12 years to help with fibro and insomnia. My dose was 10 mgs. I have never felt well. Always groggy but put up with it as I had tried a lot of other drugs but could not tolerate them. I used to take my ami early evening to try to stop the tiredness but to no avail.
The tiredness got unbearable and my GP said I was to come off them . At this point I was taking about 7mgs.
I came off them last week and have felt so unwell. So very tired and a dreadful tight headache which will not shift. I am so surprised that my head is not clearer as the drug must be out of my system? I was so looking forward to getting rid of the grogginess but don't really feel much different.
I am quite possibly being naieve in thinking I could stop after 12 years, but the gp said to do just that.
I am panicking now thinking this drug has altered my brain permanently and I will be left in this foggy headachy world.
I have been taking I drop of cbd oil for the past few days to try to help me sleep. Maybe this is adding to my issues. I don't know what is causing what.
Any help would be appreciated.