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Has anyone been on Amitriptyline ? I was prescribed it on Thursday for nerve pain, I've been feeling weird since !!! It's only 10 mg so a small dose.:Scared:
 

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Has anyone been on Amitriptyline ? I was prescribed it on Thursday for nerve pain, I've been feeling weird since !!! It's only 10 mg so a small dose.:Scared:
I was prescribed it for bladder pain and I couldn't tolerate it as it made my eyesight go. Could you maybe cut the tablet in half so you only take 5mg at a time whilst you get used to it?
 

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That's funny you said about your eyes because since fri I feel like my eyes have gone weird, I have to tilt my ipad now to read it now lol ! I'm on it for nerve pain from a tummy tuck I had 2 years ago and also pelvic pain.
 

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I had it too made me feel like a zombie. Totally spaced out for about 3 weeks till I got used to it. Got mine for nerve pain and was on 25mg xx
 

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So after you stuck with it the ' zombie ness ' did wear off ???
 

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Yes you get used to it eventually. I got quite a dry mouth too though.
It still put me to sleep within an hour of taking it though. For 12 hours I was useless. So I took it at 7pm knowing I could wake at 7am. As I have kids if I took it before bed I'd struggle to get up. I did take it earlier as I got used to it, and force myself to stay awake. Be careful Driving too, can make you dopey x
 

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Oh God I'm really scared to keep taking it !!! I read the contra indications, the zombie stuff has def kicked in but I'm also really concerned about the possible weight gain as well. I'm really stressed out :eek:
 

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You have to give it a go for a few weeks before side effects wear off :(
My mum is on these for pain and she is ok with them, no weight gain ect but everyone is different.
Are they helping the pain yet? Xx
 

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I have been taking it for years now, I take 25mgs as I have suffered with headaches since I was 11 dues to tension in my neck and shoulders. I have no side effects now buy did have the zombie thing for a while. Give it time, it will settle down x
 

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I'm on 10mg a night for nerve pain. When I first started taking it I got the dry mouth but now I've been on it for over a year don't really get that anymore. Haven't had any weight gain from it either. I have gained weight but that's down to me eating too much & not doing enough exercise lol.

Before I started taking it I would near enough always have to get up at least once to go for a wee. Then I'd take forever to get back off to sleep again thanks to a helicopter brain. Now though, I take one & that's me until the morning :green:
 

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I take it for ibs . I take it as soon as I get into bed and I'm asleep within half an hour but I've never had any problems with it.
 

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I've been on it for just over a year I'm on 100 mg i was really drowsy to start with I had to take it a couple of hours before going to bed or I couldn't get up it the morning but the side effects wear off quite quickly xxx
 

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Wow 100mg that's a lot
 

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This site is so great ! I'm going to keep going with it after reading the replies xxx
 

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I was on a trial of it for a month this jan-February on a 10mg dose (a lot higher doses are for depression). I was on it as I have chronic fatigue syndrome (M.E) and Fibromyalgia. My doc tried me on them as well as my painkillers as it's meant to be good for nervous system disorders/diseases. But it didn't work for me and I didn't like the zombie feel and I also felt very nauseous on them. I told my doc they didn't work and didn't like them and she said they are common to have side effects!
 

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I'm on 10mg one every night before bed to help with migraines and a trapped nerve in my neck, knocks me put till morning, I am waking up groggy every morning and takes a few hours to wear off! I have noticed I'm drinking a lot more tea from dry mouth, I've been on it just over a month I think, so not sure on weight gain as of yet, my eyesight started to go down hill and now found out I need glasses a the time but my eyesights never been great long distance so could just be down to it getting worse with age now lol
 

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I feel they just make me tired the first week I took them I was like a zombie at work in the morning I was use to nobody lol but I'm used to them now I just make sure I take them a bit earlier at night x
 

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I started on 20mg for a bad back and knee that they thought might of been nerve damage n the dose just kept getting higher and higher or I'd be awake for days or surviving on an hours sleep and nothing else works x think you can go up to 300 mgs but that sounds really severe xx
 

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I take it for ibs . I take it as soon as I get into bed and I'm asleep within half an hour but I've never had any problems with it.
Can I ask do they actually help with the IBS? My consultant wants to put me on something similar to amitriptyline but I'm worried as I lost so much eyesight on them before. However, none of the IBS treatments have worked and any food is still going straight through me so I'm desperate now. Thanks
 

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I was prescribed it for insomnia, from 10 mg to 50mg 12 months later! Was just about to ask for a higher dose when I fell pregnant so currently on cold turkey from them! X


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