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Offline Blue_Human

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Amitriptyline
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:31:27 PM »
I have recently been put on amitriptyline for medical reasons and I have found my mood to be quite dramatically changing and I feel really groggy, slow and tired. I am on a low dose and haven't been on them long, I was just wondering is this normal and has anyone else had any experience with this drug? I'm a bit worried how this will further effect my uni attendance, but I don't really want to talk to my advisor.  Thank you :)
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Offline Savannah

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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »
I was on them years ago...evil stuff for me so came off them very quickly. Hope someone can be more helpful. Can you speak to your doc?
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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 09:38:33 PM »
I found the groggyness wore off after a few weeks xx
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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 11:24:58 PM »
Hope it wasn't too bad Faith! I have to go back next week due to blood tests anyway, so I might speak to her then. It's really weird, like I didn't really expect to feel different, I just feel so like detached and slow and tired and stuff, it's not enjoyable haha. I think I did read that it was a side effect, but yeah.

Thank you Faded, hopefully it will this time!
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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 08:05:09 AM »
Just wanted to reassure you a bit, I have been on it for 3 years for depression starting at 200mg and now at 50mg- at 200mg there was a grogginess but it did get better and the lower my dose the better. But even on on the high dose I got used yo it. I would say give it chance. Hope it gets better for you   :hug1:

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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 10:05:57 AM »
where with u all the way  :1059:

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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 11:40:08 AM »
I was on it for 2 weeks to help me sleep but I became actively suicidal. Please be careful with it. Take care
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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 07:00:34 PM »
Thank you guys :) I feel really tired and slow today, more so than yesterday. I'm also getting thoughts about harming which I haven't had for a while, but this might just link to the tiredness. I might just speak to my GP when I go back, it has helped with sleeping though
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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 07:42:03 PM »
you r doing realy well keep up the good work  ::D: :1059:

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Re: Amitriptyline
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 09:39:44 PM »
Hope things go well with the gp :)
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