I think the amitriptyline is really working now its been about 4-5 weeks but I am noticing a big difference this past week . Im not totally dizzy free but I do have non dizzy moments now and symptoms dont seem to there constantly anymore.
I wont get my hopes up but somethings changed I used to wake up very dizzy but today I woke up with hardly any dizzy and that hasnt happened to me in 8 months!!!
As I said I know this may change but I am thinking of going up by 5mg as I think it may give a further improvement. I would say Im normally at 85% but I can say I have felt 90-95% better this past wk and if your starting a new med give it time to work as it doesnt work at first it has to build up .
Donna that’s fab.
I’m so happy youre feeling better.
just enjoy itdont worry about it pooping out.
I know it can happen, but I enjoy every moment of it.
good on you for being so brave and sticking it out, I know how hard that is.
cheers jen from oz.
I always get wary when I say I feel better in case it comes and bites me in the ass lol but I want other people who are perhaps scared of medication to give it a try and dontthink thats this is it there is light at the end of the dizzy tunnel
Donna thats good news. Has the amy affected your sleep?
in what way christine? Im more tired in the mornings but thats it oh yh and a dry mouth but hardly any s/e really .
Half a 10 mg tablet and I sleep a lot, but still sleepy the next day, didnt come round properly till 3 in the afternoon. This carried on for 3 months or I would have carried on with it.
Mind you, same thing has happened with glucosamine supplement, yet usually I suffer severe insomnia, just three and half hrs sleep a night. Seems to be one or the other! Probably just me
Really its weird how it affects people different I Mean I feel groogy for a couple of hours after waking but am normally fine by 9.00 in the morning although I have been sleeping a bit earlier in the evening than normal but during the day Im the same as before x
I took Ami for a bit. It helped a little with my anxiety and sleep, but increased my dizziness. I started at 5mg and worked up to 20mg…always at night. I didn’t notice too much for side effects, as I think I slept through it.
My mood improved. My visual dizziness didn’t get any better, but I wasn’t as focused on it. My first neuro ( of the 3 I’ve seen) rx’d me Pamelor (nort) at 10mg and said that was the best thing for me. Because I had anxiety
and insomnia as my major complaints, I didn’t want to take it. I’ve never tried Nort and sort of wish I would have.
So glad it’s working for you!!!
I’m happy that you have found something that is helping you. How much ami do you take? I was taking 20 mg but felt too drugged in the morning. Now I take 10 but I do not sleep as well.
I have not noticed any effect the ami has on me other than my sleep.
Best wishes to you
Im on 10mg , how long were you on the 20mg for ? Like I say though you have to give it time about 6 weeks for s/e to settle which they normally do in most people .
Hi I was on the 20mg for 3 months. I slept really well but first thing in the morning had a drugged feeling which made me crabby. So my Neurologist told me to go to 10mgs when I told her how I felt. I am also on Neurontin the Neurologist claims they work together. Im working on a dosage increase over a three week time span with the goal of being on 1800mgs of Neurontin.