Last reply 3 months ago
Sleepy sleepy

So difficult to get out of bed whilst this medication is still in your system. Amitriptyline is like a way to catch-up on many hours of lost sleep, however I think I shall reduce my mg down to 10 from 20. I can’t quite sleep without it but I need to start seeing more hours of daylight.

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stumbler
3 months ago

@jayjay10 , ensure that you take the Amitriptyline at least 12 hours before you intend to get up the next day.

This should avoid the “zombie effect” the next day.


jayjay10
3 months ago

Hey Stumbler,

The zombie effect has already taken control 😂

Thank you for your advice, I will attempt to take it approximately 12 hours before wake, problem I have is the consistency of time I take the medication. It can be 21:00…23:00 or even about 01:00..

Like I said above, zombie effect is now part of me, I shall be in the latest horror movie 😉

All the best!


stumbler
3 months ago

@jayjay10 , the Zombie Effect is not a good look. 😉


jayjay10
3 months ago

I use it to my advantage when i’m frustrated haha.


vixen
3 months ago

Hey @jayjay10, that Ami grogginess is a nightmare! I’ve found that just 5mg, ie, bitten in half gives me a good night’s sleep. And yes, the 12 hour rule should work a treat if you get it right


jayjay10
3 months ago

Hey Vixen,

5MG!!!

If only I could reduce mine 😂… That quantity of Amitriptyline astonishes me as I rely so much on these due to those irritating twitches throughout the night.

You do give me a great idea, I might attempt to cut off a quarter of the tablet to reduce it ever so slightly. 😉

All the best Vixen!

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