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Sleep after getting off Amitriptyline

ss017
ss017

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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Hidden
Hidden

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

ss017
ss017 in reply to Hidden

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

Hidden
Hidden in reply to ss017

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

Konagirl60
Konagirl60 in reply to Hidden

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.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Konagirl60

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

Konagirl60
Konagirl60 in reply to Hidden

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.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Konagirl60

Hi

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

Konagirl60
Konagirl60 in reply to Hidden

No. Buy it in a reputable health food store.

Ladybex
Ladybex in reply to Hidden

Sending a gentle hug Oldham and rest up 😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ladybex

Thank you so much. Lots if love Lynne xxxx

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.

ss017
ss017 in reply to johnsmith

I tapered off over the course of about 2 weeks

johnsmith
johnsmith in reply to ss017

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

Konagirl60
Konagirl60 in reply to johnsmith

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.

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

ss017
ss017 in reply to lupus_01

I took it for around 9 months

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

ss017
ss017 in reply to lupus_01

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

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