I take amitriptyline 10mg for insomnia. So far it hasn't helped with the insomnia, and I'm now having worsened depression and mood swings. My doctor wants me to take a 2nd dose in the AM also. I tried 1/2 a pill in the AM and I felt filled with anger and crying spells. Insomnia got worse also. I just don't understand what to do?
Hi. Personally, I believe that Amitriptyline causes awful moodiness, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. I have experienced being in a dark, reclusive mood along with suicidal thoughts the day after I take amitriptyline the night before.Im going to talk to my doctor about it and I think you should talk to your doctor about it too. I wish you well; I understand what you are going through. KitKat
No, not really. It is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses like depressive disorder and anxiety disorders. You can take pills starting from 5-10 mg and can increase up to 20 mg per day. It also has some side effects so, I personally suggest to consult a doctor before your medication.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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