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Sleep after getting off Amitriptyline

Anyone have trouble sleeping / falling asleep after stopping Amitryptiline?

i know it is a sleep aid, so naturally when stopping your body has to adjust.. how long will it take before my sleep gets better?

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Hi

I'm sorry I don't know the answer. Have you been give anything else to take instead of amytriptyline? My pain is so bad I get an hour or less per night, quite often no sleep at all. If I manage to get to sleep then pain wakes me up☹️. Please take care of yourself. Lynne

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No, i wasnt given anything else. Hope you can get some sleep soon

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Thank you so much for your kind words. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Lynne, have you tried turmeric or curcumin for your pain? What about magnesium or Epsom salt baths?

Two hours sleep isn’t enough. You must be feeling tired and /or anxious.

Relax with passionflower tablets.

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Thank you for your kind words . Yes, I've tried them but thank anyway. Most of the time I get an hour or less. I've been told to grab sleep when I can, even if it's only 20minutes. How are you feeling tonight ? Take care. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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I use a Zopiclone sleeping pill every night for sleep. Without it I wouldn’t sleep a wink. It’s saved my life.

Melatonin might help you. Apparently, 10 mg is safe for sleeping.

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Hi

Do you have to get melatonin on prescription? Take care. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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No. Buy it in a reputable health food store.

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Sending a gentle hug Oldham and rest up 😊

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Thank you so much. Lots if love Lynne xxxx

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Did you come off cold turkey or did you taper off gently. if you have been on a drug for a long time you should taper off gently.

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I tapered off over the course of about 2 weeks

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This is too short a time period. Should be a month at least if you have been on the drug for a long time.

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I agree. I’ve been on Noryriptyline for 10 years. I take 10mg tablets and if could wean off I’d remove one pill per week to two weeks and take more time.

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Depends on how long you were taking amitriptiline. If a short time then not long but if you have been taking for over a year it takes about three months after you have had the last dose

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I took it for around 9 months

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You may find you have very vivid dreams for a few weeks but it should settle down

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My issue is i just can’t fall asleep :/

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