I was prescribe 100mg. but haven't taken it yet. Will take tonight at bedtime. It's for pain from shingles and back surgery. I am scared to take that much! What are any of your thoughts. Have any of you taken that high of a dose?
I took 100mg of amitriptyline for a while and 2 years ago was upped to 150mg. I started taking it for insomnia and the last 50mg was added for depression. Definitely take at bedtime. It also helps with some of my fibromyalgia pain. I think this is a good place to start for shingles pain. Don't stop taking it without letting your doctor know. You need to wean down from it.
Beverly; YES MANY PEOPLE DO TAKE THIS DOSE bUT WANT TO WARN YOU IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING I AM THINKING THE DOCTOR IS GIVING YOU A HIGH DOSE TO START BECAUSE OF THE PAIN AND OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SHINGLES. YOU SHOULD SLEEP PRETTY GOOD, BUT YOU COULD VERY EASY BE LIKE IN A FOG TOMORROW TIRED BE VERY CAREFUL GETTING UP FROM BED OR A SITTING POSITION. AT LEAST THE FIRST FEW DAYS UNTIL YOUR SYSTEM GETS USED TO IT. AGAIN WATCH YOUR BALANCE AND BE CAREFUL THAT IS THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM BUT NOT A LOT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THE SHINGLES PAIN AND DISCOMFORT. HOPE YOU GET PAST THIS FAST. BEST OF LUCK CHUCK1957
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