If prescribed by your DR. of course, if not , do not self medicate, contact your Health Care Provider.
Hi, purple! Antidepressants/anxiolytics must be taken for about 4-6 weeks to become effective. You can't just take them ad lib. Consult with your doctor before self-medicating.
Best regards, Wildcat
If it has been prescribed to you, you should take it as directed by your doctor. Amitriptyline is a mild anti depressant and it can also be used to treat anxiety disorder due to its side effect of sleepiness. I'm on nortriptyline and I take other prescribed meds with it before bed, including a pain med and a muscle relaxer and I have no bad effects from them. I hope that your anxiety attack passes and that you'll be able to get some much needed rest. Terry to do a little guided imagery, there are all kinds of guided imagery sessions on YouTube. They really help me when I'm feeling really anxious. Stay in the present and try not to concentrate on the past or future, only the present, in this moment. Go outside and close your eyes, and breathe deeply of the fresh air, feel the wind in your face, the sunshine warming it.
Concentrate on only that, the present moment and let all your cares and worries fall away like discarded trash. You don't need them and will only make you ill. It takes practice to do this, Iv'e had many years of practice, being diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks in my early 20's. I'm nearly 40 now. These things won't fully work all the time, but they do help. Take time to treat yourself to something every day, love yourself. Come up with positive affirmations that you can say to yourself every day when you wake up and before you go to bed. Make your room a peaceful place to be with soothing colors and things that bring you the most comfort. Sit or lay in bed and just breathe deeply when you feel stressed out. It's better to nip stress in the bud before it morphs into panic. Deep breathing has helped me immensely and it does help to quiet the mind and body. Spend time with your loved ones who will support you when you're having a rough time. Try not to isolate and reach out to us here when you need to. I know I'll be here a lot and checking in frequently. Sending you prayers, peace, my love and my light!! Have a wonderful evening and may your stress and pain be low!!
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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