Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Numb Fingers, Severe Headaches, Bed Time, Sex Drive, Sleep
Posted over a year ago
I was given this for severe headaches. I take 50mg at bed time. I want to sleep all the time day and night and when I sleep I snore very bad. I have gained A LOT of weight. I have numb fingers with tingles. My sex drive is gone!! I am going to start pulling myself off of this drug slowly. These side effects are not worth it.
Staciastewart913 - ARE YOU SERIOUS?? I WAS JUST PRESCRIBED THIS. AND IF WHAT EVERYONE SAYS IS TRUE ABOUT THE WEIGHT GAIN AND EVERYTHING ELSE I AM DEFINATLEY NOT TAKING IT! ID LIKE TO KNOW MORE COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME Stacia.Baby913@yahoo.com
Rubies - Numb fingers. I was on 50 mg for sleep for a couple years before this developed. I would imagine if you take a larger dosage the affect would happen sooner. I have now been off the pills for well over a year. I still have the numbness. I get severe frostbite extremely quickly. If I could ween off them anyone can. I win the award for most severe insomniac. It was the only thing I ever tried that helped. If you are taking it for any other reason it's a complete no brainer to get off of it now. As a side note, a friend of mine takes high dose Effexor. He has developed numbness after a couple years on that. His numbness seems to come and go at least at the moment.
Rubies - The way I weened off was by taking about an 1/8th off the pill the first two days, then a little more the next two days etc till I got to half. I stuck there a few extra days. I then continued the same way until finally being totally off. I was on 50 mg though so if you are taking a higher dose maybe smaller increments than me. I had a small headache after about a week and another one a week later. I think that was about it.