Hi All, was wondering if anyone else finds they get anxiety with amitriptyline. I tend not to tolerate antidepressants terribly well. Was started on sertraline and came out in a rather fetching rash so started on amitriptyline. Started on low dose 10mg as working so can't be zombified during the day. Tried increasing to 20mg once I was used to 10mg but after only a couple of days I found my mouth was so dry I had trouble speaking and was really anxious and jittery. Dropped back to 10mg and mouth now manageably dry but, although anxiety levels have decreased, I still feel as if there's underlying anxiety bubbling under even when I've nothing out of the ordinary to be concerned about - just same old same old fibro symptoms and low income worries. I'm wondering if it's worth soldiering on for the minimal sleep and pain benefits it's giving me (not really sure if it's doing anything as fibro is such a movable feast). Reluctant to go back to GP in a hurry as she's lovely and kind but almost impossible to get an appointment with her she's so popular and I can almost visibly see her heart sinking when having to deal with fibro symptoms.
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