I have been on amitriptyline for 3 years now and have decided enough is enough. My doctors have encouraged me to stay on it but because I am only in my 20s I don't want to be dependent on prescriptions at this age.
It may be foolish, but I ran out of my prescription and decided not to re-fill it, so am effectively going cold-turkey. I am experiencing a really low mood, especially in the mornings, outburts of tears for no reason, nausea, insomnia and so really weird dreams (although I don't remember, apparently I've been waking up in the night screaming/breathing heavily after a nightmare).
1. Is this normal?
2. How long will it last?
3. Is there anything that can help in the mean time?