I'm currently on 125mg amitriptyline at bedtime to help me sleep... i find out does this but i wake up agitated, anxious, heart thinking and extremely foggy headed/confused. was wondering what might happen if i somehow split the dose to some at night and then some in the morning? or can i take same dose in the morning?
just want to find some balance, it's as if from 5pm on im alot more relaxed and content and then i usually take my dose at 9pm to get ready for sleep... any ideas or suggestions?
Hi em- When I was on amitriptyline for sleep a lower dose worked better than a higher dose for me. The higher dose gave me the same side effects you are experiencing. I could not take it during the day, it made me too sleepy. Maybe ask you doc if you could reduce your night dose. Hope it works out for you :)
24 Aug 2016
Hi, em! Remember though, that you can only split medication tablets and only if they're scored. Ask your doctor about changing your dose and/or schedule.
24 Aug 2016
I take amitriptyline and I have learned through trial and error to take the dose 10 or 11 hours before I want to get up in the morning to avoid that groggy feeling in the morning. If you take some in the morning then you will be groggy all day. You are also taking a fairly high dose for sleep which may be contributing to your side effects. Talk to your doctor about these side effects as there may be other meds that would work better for you.