I thought i would update those interested in my recent post on how i suceeded in coming off amitrptyline. It is now 5 and half weeks without any and feeling much better. I would definately not recommend the cold turkey way i proceeded and I was niave in thinking a small dose of 10 mg would have little withdrawl side affects . Week 3 was probably the worst with rebound insomnia, dizziness and hot sweats but now some sleep pattern returning , i feel much much better, more clear headed and I am so happy I am off a tablet that was no longer working. i will stress I do beleive amitriptyline is a great help for some but to be careful in proceding long term . I would also like to thank all those who gave me much needed encouragment. i have been taking 5 htp as a sleep aid which seems fairly effective.