I've been taking amitriptyline for 13 years and my doctor suggested trying to stop taking it. I've off of it for 11 days and I'm dizzy and can't sleep. How do I get sleep and how long will these symptoms last?
I agree with Mary. You should talk with your doctor. I am on this medication for sleep and my fibro. Good sleep is imperative for fibro patients as stress can aggravate the symptoms.
If he still wants you to be off of them, then ask if he will set you up with a taper plan. You certainly aren't doing yourself any favors by being sleep deprived!
Hope this helps,
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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