I was prescribed amitriptyline 20 years ago for insomnia and urticaria. I took 50mg every night, and it worked for both problems.

But recently I have had a lot of problems with balance, and have had several falls. I decided the at old age could be the reason - I am 80 - but also thought that amitriptyline could also be to blame, so stopped taking it. But I could not sleep for more than an hour a night, even after 3 weeks.

So I took it again, reducing the dose to 25mg and then 10mg. But still I could not sleep and the balance problems were just as bad. I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem.