I have noticed that since starting amitriptyline for migraines that I am sometimes seeing things that are not there and it is making me very jumpy and a little anxious. Did anyone experience this when taking it? I have been on it for almost 2 weeks and it doesn't happen all the time, just every few days.
Hi, i agree with Pledge, this is a 'normal' side effect. I have been taking Amitriptyline for several years, an even during the induction phase (first 4 weeks), i didn't experience this. I cam completely understand how this is causing anxiety. I take a combination of medications, and if i miss one out (due to running out of tablets), i suffer with hallucinations - mainly seeing fly's/bugs in front of me, not nice! You need to discuss this with your doctor. I hope you get on well!
This med has a million side effects I personally won't take something with a list this long. I would call the doctor and have you had a migraine since starting it?
After 3 years of headaches in my left temple, my doctor had an MRI taken and sent me to a Neurologist. Everything was norma, so they started me out on Amitriptyline at 5mg 1X a day.
Then they slowly upped t, to where m tasking 100mg per day. Within a week of taking this,
I woke up and reached over to my Water Bottle and saw a Tarantula on it.
I freaked and grabbed a flashlight and looked all over my bedroom, but nothing was found.
About 2 weeks later, it was the same scenario, only this time it was a Praying Mantis.
Fast forward to last night.
I had gone to bed but was awakened by some "light pollution".
It was a flashlight shining through the shutters.
I layed there and then it turned to red lasers, coming through those same shutters..
I jumped out of bed to see a kid about 14 yo, coming face to face with me at the bedroom window, like he was some kind of lookout.
The 2nd (older) kid, went towards our front porch.
I just KNEW, he was going to steal the light bulb from the front porch!
Heart racing, I grabbed a flashlight and went outside,
and everything was fine and the light bulb still there.
So to draw an honest solution, I review that last 15 minutes of our security camera footage.
There was NOONE there, although it did show me outside with the flashlight.
It wasn't like I was sleep walking, because the second I got out of my bed,
to investigate these lights, I was wide awake.
Weird crap huh...
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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