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Cheerperfection

105d

Anyone taking Amitriptyline for migraines? Please let me know your experience please. Thank you in advance

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    • Ebee

      5d

      When i went on and off it i had severe mood swings completely unlike me. I had severe tiredness falling asleep at college all the time whenever i did not want to. It may have helped but it was not worth the side effects. I also had topiromate which seemed to help the most.

    • Ebee

      5d

      When i went on and off it i had severe mood swings completely unlike me. I had severe tiredness falling asleep at college all the time whenever i did not want to. It may have helped but it was not worth the side effects. I also had topiromate which seemed to help the most.

    • nutritionoptimizer

      6d

      I was prescribed it for migraines. It didn't help. It made me tired.

    • Millbert

      7d

      i am prescribed 3x 10mg of amitriptyline for migraines but only take 10mg when needed as it makes me so sleepy that i can’t wake up to my alarms in the morning or end up sleeping 12+ hours. so i have to be very careful when i take it but it does help me with my migraine.

    • Suzen

      7d

      Lifeismid- An admission to a mental health center. Might start out scary, but it’s generally a pretty quiet place. The hardest part is the very limited visiting hours. The best part is you can learn a lot from the group work as well as meetings with your therapists.

    • Suzen

      7d

      I was on 30 mg of Amitriptyline to help with sleep. It was working very well. I had just turned 66 and I got a call from a pharmacy where I had my Rx filled. He scared me because he was saying Amitriptyline caused mental confusion in older adults. He sounded like this was urgent, so I stopped taking it and am not sleeping well again. However, not sleeping isn’t good either. My pain MD started me on nortriptyline, so I’m not sure I’m any better off, and I’m still not sleeping 🤷‍♀️

    • sugardonuts

      24d

      I'm currently on amitriptyline 3 years now, I take 40mg and I take it for headaches, nerve pain and sleep, sometimes taking it gives me headaches, which doesnt make sense to me lol but it has that down as a side effect, it's okay I suppose, haven't had too much problems with it

    • GemGem1984

      40d

      I tried it a long time ago it didn't help and made me feel very sick all the time 😞

    • Fldreamer

      45d

      I take it for my headache so it works pretty good the only problem is the insurance company will only pay for so many in a short period of time so I have to use them sparing with

    • Macoymom

      82d

      Been on it for a year, Dr said it was mainly just to help me sleep, I still struggle with it.

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One user reported that they were on Amitriptyline for nearly 10 years to help them sleep but felt like a zombie all day, so they decided to stop taking it under doctor supervision. Another user mentioned that Amitriptyline helped improve their mood and motivation. A third user stated that Amitriptyline helped reduce the frequency of their headaches from 3-5 days a week to rarely. However, they also noted that there were times when the medication didn't help with the pain. Lastly, another user shared that they initially found success with Amitriptyline, but its effectiveness wore off over time. After increasing the dosage, the medication worked well for them again.

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