Ive been on amitriptyline for at least 5 years now at 75 mg but want to come off it. I was recently diagnosed (last feb) as hypo thyroid and believe this to be the cause of a lot of my problems (starting 10 years ago with chronic daily headache and migraine). For the past two years ive had continual dizziness and vertigo but very few headaches until now.
The past two weeks ive dropped to 50mg of ami and for the past two days ive had headaches, migraines and continual eye problems (light and shadow are weird too bright too dim etc).
I was wondering if anyone else had this but got through and their headaches were reduced? Is this withdrawal or are they back? Feel down and unfocused (feels like the drug not me). The last time i dropped my dose i got very dizzy and no headaches but i wasnt on thyroid meds (Armour). So is this coincidence?
I want to come off them as i want to have children and have alot of health issues to sort out. I also read that amitriptyline is an endocrine disruptor (yay!) I also read that the body has to start producing its own serotonin after amitrip is withdrawn from the body. Any thoughts guys?
Really worried and scared of what happens next. Before lowering the dose i was doing very well though still dizzy