I started with Vestibular Migraines 7 months ago and have not had any alcohol in that time, and started taking Amitriptyline 1 month ago. It seems to be working as my symptoms are less severe.
I am starting to wonder if I will be taking Amitriptyline for the rest of my life, so am wondering if I’ll be able to drink alcohol while taking it? It’d be 1/2 drinks per month, as I used to do.
Has anyone had advice from the doctor / health care professional about this?
I’ve drunk in moderation whilst on Ami, but have paid for it the following day a couple of times. At low doses it’s not a dangerous mix, afaik. Max two drinks in one evening should be ok. Drink lots or water. What dose are you on/aiming for?
One upside of this discipline is you probably have fewer migraines now than you used to have hangovers
That’s good to know, thanks. I’m talking 30mg at the moment, going up to 40mg on Tuesday, then 50mg on Saturday. I never used to drink much alcohol, it’d just be nice to have the option!
That’s interesting. I’m on 20mg still but may increase it: I get the occasional small migraine sneaking through and some motion intolerance and nausea some days. 20mg worked well for 3 months though.
I was well for 2 years on Amitriptyline (50mg). I drank occasionally, and didn’t have any troubles at all. Recently though, after a sinus infection, the beast has come back. Hoping that it will go after an increase in dose over a few weeks. I’m personally not a big drinker though. Best of luck.