Ive been on 10mg amitriptyline once a night for about 5 months for ibs symptoms while ive been on this medication ive found myself feeling very low very tired and started getting anxiety and panic attacks from bowhere which id never ever experienced before and I heard and read online that amitriptyline can cause this. So I had my last ami 4 days ago and I already feel better within myself and have my first panic free day without needing a propranolol tablet for the first time in absolutely ages . Has anyone else had experience with this? Tia :)
I take the amitrip for sleep 10mg. I am so gald you wrote in. I am trying to get off the amitrip because I kept thinking it may be causing me more anxiety, especially when I wake up. I am also fatigued.
Did you taper down or just quit? Did you have any withdrawal symptoms?
I am glad you are feeling better. I hope there are better meds for you IBS.
I was prescribed to take 10-30mg amitriptyline every night to help with post infectious ibs symptoms. It has helped so much but not without side effects. At first I had very vivid and disturbing dreams, I'm really drowsy until about midday and I have gained weight. If it forget to take one I get mood swings too. I reallllly want to come off this now as it has been over 9 months - any tips/advice/survival strategies?
So i think iv been on amitriptyline20mg about a year for chronic daily headache . I had awful sleep hangovers for months but i made it work as i worked evenings iv been sooo tired, i had chronic constipation. Would be 5 to 8 days delayed and I'd have to take strong laxatives to get relief and even then id have bad back pain the whole time from the pressure on my spine. This has finally wore off over about 9 months. And now im a constant emotional mess. I have panic attacks just about everyday I have constant bad thoughts when my mind isnt occupied. Im trying to be happy i have a wonderful life and its a lot better from the constant headaches id have for weeks at a time. Its a catch 22 really. I stop i go back to headaches i stay im a emotional mess. Has anyone got advice they can give me ?
Thanks everyone for these posts. I recently was put on amitriptyline 10mg for GI reasons. In the third week, I began to lose my appetite and became very anxious and experienced panic attacks like I never had before. In the 4th week, when I told my GI, she upped me to 20mg, but I was bouncing off the walls and extremely anxious. After 2 nights on 20mg, I came back down to 10mg. Seeking help, I called the GI and some psychiatrists; however, I have not had any return calls. I took myself down to 5mg for 2 nights, and then last night none. (I also checked with my pharmacist, who was helpful.) This morning, I am a little better, and will start back on 5mg of Lexapro tonight, possibly working up to 10mg. I never had problems on Lexapro.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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