I was prescribed Amitriptyline 50 mg. 2 years ago for extreme anxiety and ruminating in the morning and depression. It worked right away! I was so relieved to not be afraid to wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, after a couple of weeks, I started experiencing LPR (reflux in the throat) mainly exhibited by a tight and constant cold feeling in my throat, right down to my stomach. I stopped taking the Amitriptyline, but it took a year before the LPR went away. I have had GERD multiple times in the past due to stress. Please let me know if you have had this problem of LPR as a side effect from Amitriptyline. Maybe I was taking too high a dose? I'm 5'5" and weigh 140 lbs. Thanks!
Hi, i am currently weaning off amitriptyline i was on 30 mg at the highest dose but only for 2 months. I slowly weaned and am now at 2.5 mg and i have a burning throat ? from reflux ? due to anxiety i am not sure. I have been on amitriptyline for 20 months and need to come off it but have had every withdrawal sypmton i think and am frightened as so closed to being off this drug but do not want the symptoms. x
No I've not had any of those side effects. I was on 50mg but only for about 5 months. I take it for neck and should pain... (apparently) and like it cos it helps me sleep and after about 1 week of taking I generally wake up pain free. I only take intermittently now month on, few months off to help with pain management.
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