could sleep all day
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I take 1/2 of a 25mg tablet at night for sleep, also helps with my chronic headaches.
I take 25mg twice a day. At first, it did make me a bit sleepy. However, that did not last long. I now take it and have no side effects at all. Hope this helps.
Hello Karyn, I took this drug a few years ago and it made me sleepy like that too at first, but I noticed that that side effect went away after about 2 months of being on it. Hopefully, this will happen for you too, but if it continues to make you this sleepy after about 2 months, or if the side effect is just too bothersome for you, I would mention it to your doctor.
Definitely talk to your doctor about it. How long have you been taking it? Could you take it at night and then not have the sleepiness all day?
Hi, it is completely normal for Amitriptyline to make you tired. It is prescribed (as well as for depression) to aid sleep, and help with pain which prevents you from sleeping at night. I have taken it for this reason for several years now. What are you taking it for?
My doctor prescribed amytryptyline to help me sleep through back pain that would keep me up most nights. From the first night I took it and for 3 succeeding nights I suffered some sort of terrible restless legs that would keep me awake for several hours before sleep would finally come. I can say that within 30 minutes of taking 25 mg I was very drowsy and if not for the restless legs issue would probably have been asleep right away. I’ve heard that tiredness is perfectly normal.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
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