I have been on amitriptyline for 5 years and tried to come off it unsuccessfully a number of times, each time causing a return of my old symptoms. I was initially prescribed it for PND and insomnia. I have now increased it back up from 100mg to 150mg at night.. How long does it usually take to kick in and when do the side effects such as feeling spaced out and nauseous subside? I cannot remember from the last time I reduced then increased again, but it has me worried this time?
27 Nov 2011
Hello Missljp. I'd say the nausea, spacey feeling should be leaving you, in about anywhere from a week plus a few days. I was on Elvail, some years ago and the spaced out type of feeling left me within oh, not more than 3 or 4 days. I took it before going to bed. I never experienced any nausea, that type of side effect. Not knowing when you began taking it again, give it a reasonable amount of time, if it persists, let your doctor know. Best of wishes,
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