could sleep all day
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.
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
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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