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  1. I cant seem to find any successful stories for weaning off amitriptyline. When i come off it, i get severe anxiety, racing heart, sweating and insomnia. It's like withdrawal. Does it get better?
  2. I have melatonin deficiency and vitamin d deficiency from working graveyard shift for 9 years. My original complaint was insomnia with anxiety from lack of sleep. I was wrongly diagnosed.
  3. My doctor is weaning me off my meds. I was just wandering what other people's experience was. I've been weaning off lamictal first. I finally went off it 100% 2 days ago. I feel rough. Klonopin is next. I'm in for a long rest of the year.
  4. I just went to the psychiatrist yesterday. He's weaning me off amitriptyline. He says it will take 3-6 months. He started me on Latuda. What's your experience with this? How did it affect your sleep anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
  5. I'm in a catch 20/20 situation. Amitriptyline gave me a paradoxical reaction. Basically, it gave me insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety. Spoke to the doctor about it. However, coming off it is hell. Anxiety, insomnia, etc. Has anyone been where I am? How long for each tiltrate down? I wish I'd never gone to a psychiatrist. I went in with insomnia and came out with all types of diagnoses. I'm in worse shape than before I saw the psychiatrist. I want off this stuff. I don't want to change to another antidepressant like my doctor suggested. I feel hopeless that this withdrawal will end because I'm in it right now. I'm blown away that this medication could do this to me.
  6. I have bipolar and have a terrible time with antidepressants. The doctor wants me to come off of amitriptyline. It has given me more trouble than help. It really is useless with my problem. Doctors say it's sedating but it has given me insomnia, sweats, high blood pressure, flushed face, etc. I take lamictal as a mood stabilizer. Will lamictal stop the withdrawal symptoms?
  7. Whenever I get hyper stressed about something, I get manic and can't sleep. When the incident is over, I still am in that mode and have trouble returning to "normal". It seems like I have to take extra meds to sleep to return to "normal". I'm physically tired but my mind is going. I'm going. With the lack of sleep, I would think I would collapse but I can't . Am I the only one who has this problems? It's like trying to come down. Is this normal for bipolar?
  8. I've always had a hard time taking antidepressants. Several times I ended up in the psych ward within 3 days after starting a new antidepressant feeling like I'm having a nervous breakdown. I'm on amitriptyline now. I ended up in the ER with high blood pressure when I tried to go from 25 mg to 50 mg. My anxiety was through the roofed as well. I was taking lamictal but stopped because I felt increasing it was giving me insomnia and anxiety. Now I'm not too sure anymore. I'm wondering if my antidepressant intolerance was wreaking havoc on taking lamictal since lamictal is stimulating as well. I'm wondering if the combination could cause overstimulation knowing my history with antidepressants.
  9. I'm thinking about caving in to my doctor's suggestion and stopping amitriptyline and starting Paxil or Zoloft. Will I still have withdrawals from the amitriptyline? What's your opinion of these meds for more anxiety than depression? I take 25mg of amitriptyline. If I try to take more, my blood pressure goes through the roof. I already ended up in the ER before when I doubled it.Don't know what to do. Do I cave in to the doc and try something new? I still have anxiety but can't go up on the dosage. I'm scared to try something new, but the amitriptyline isn't working at its fullest. The SSRI's scare me for anxiety. I have depression but the anxiety outweighs the depression
  10. I've been weaning off amitriptyline, but I'm going to go back on it at full strength until I see my doctor. As I was weaning off, the anxiety started to come back. The insomnia started coming back. My heart started racing. Worse than before I started. If I change antidepressants, will I go through withdrawal from amitriptyline while on the new antidepressant? My doctor would like to see me on something like Paxil or Zoloft. However, I've been sensitive to SSRIs before, but I don't think amitriptyline is working its best for me. I can't get past 25mgs without having high blood pressure and excruciating anxiety. HELP! I don't know what to do. When I start the SSRI's at full strength, I end up in the psychiatric hospital feeling like I'm having a complete nervous breakdown with stress related paranoia. Doctors don't know what my diagnosis is. I've been diagnosed with bipolar, borderline personality disorder, depression and generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. I've done mental health symptom checkers on the internet and it always comes back as depression and anxiety. My symptoms are crying, anxiety, insomnia, emptiness, panic attacks, fear of fainting,irritability and wanting to be alone. I'm just lost. I used to be a drug addict. I went to the hospital for that. Doctors ride off the meds I took for withdrawals in the hospitals to make a diagnosis. For example, you were on seroquel so you must have bipolar. Or SSRI's send you to the psych hospital, so you must have bipolar. Whenever I ended up at the hospital, I was coming off drugs and given SSRI's. I always thought they were too stimulating when coming off drugs that depress the nervous system.Most meds were given to me to make it through withdrawal. I hate giving doctors prior information. I want them to come to their own conclusions based on my symptoms.I don't know what to do.
  11. I'm finding out that Amitriptyline is one of the worst drugs for BPD. I had to go to the ER because when I doubled the dose to 50 mgs, my blood pressure went sky high, sweating, severe anxiety, flushed face. Supposedly it has a paradoxical reaction in BPD patients mentally. I was also taking lamotrigine at the same time. I was never able to get past 25 mgs. Since lamotrigine is stimulating, do you think the amitriptyline was aggravating it? I have a terrible time with antidepressants. They overstimulate my nerves. Both are stimulating.
  12. Thank you Cetkat. Finally, the answer I'm looking for. My doc has been suggesting I get off this med for awhile. I'm the one that keeps insisting it helps my headaches but that's all it does. I finally see where it has increased my anxiety, insomnia and blood pressure. Instead of stopping abruptly. I thought weaning is better.
  13. I'm trying to wean off amitriptyline. How can you tell when you're ready to go down to the next level?
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