... 15 years now
I take amitriptylene at night to help me stay asleep through the night through my hip pain. As for helping with your cough, I'm not sure, but I was taking 150 at night and within 30 minutes or so I was very sleepy. I weigh 180 lbs and had to half the dose. So depending on the dose, it starts working fairly swiftly.
sak9210; Because we are all different it can take different amounts normally the doctor will start you on the lower dose and raise it slowly as you need it and this Medication does not really take a build-up time to work you should notice it when you start it. And sometimes the first few days after you have taken it you may notice a sedative effect the next day just a warning in case. So start it on a night when you don't have to work the next day is a good idea. Hope it works out for you.
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