I have been taking amitriptyline (10mg) on alternating nights (to avoid having to increase dosage and to prevent what I call the zombie syndrome, lol). I finished the last strip and was prescribed some more. However, the new packs are a different brand. I have been taking them since friday and they do not work anywhere near as well as the previous brand!
The first ones I had were made by TEVA UK ltd. They made my whole body feel heavy once I was in bed to the point where I couldn't even open my eye lids, I would be asleep in no longer than 15 minutes (unlike the nights I don't have them where I will be awake for hours before finally nodding off!).
These new ones are made by Actavis. They do not make my body heavy and I just toss and turn with my eyes not feeling heavy. I also develop a headache if I haven't got to sleep after half an hour, this gradually gets worse, making it even harder to sleep! They also make me more drowsy on a morning than the other brand.
Has anyone else had this problem? I am seeing my gp on friday, do you think he will be able to prescribe me the original brand? I am so tired today and already dreading tonight as it is a non-sleeping tablet night so that will be the 6th night since I slept well
Has anyone else had this problem?