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I'm curious: I got prescribed Amitriptyline (10 mg to start, then in 2 weeks up to 20 mg) yesterday to take at night for constipation, as a sleep aid, and to help with migraine. The first night has been amazing, I slept through the night for the first time in a while. Is anyone else on this for the same or similar reasons and has it worked for you? How did you react to upping the dosage?

    • Chula.K

      929d

      I’ve been on amitriptyline for years now. Initially it was the first medication I was put in to help with my chronic pains and depression. I went up onto a 50 mg dosage which felt amazing as I was able to sleep with out much tossing and turning. Because of additional prescriptions, I had to decrease the dosage or switch meds because it was interacting with others. I was able to stay on 10 mg. When trying nights of not taking it, I can notice the change. I’m constantly tossing and turning in pain, not well rested and “painsomnia” comes. When increasing dosage, I did get a little drowsy but soon adjusted to it.

    • greybunny

      929d

      I’m on the same one and it helped my sleep a lot! I started sleeping more and woke up feeling well rested. It reduced my amount of migraines slightly. Upping my dosage (im now at 75mg daily) made me sleep a little more at first but i got used to it. I’ve been on it for over about six months now and haven’t had any problems because of it :)

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