Trigeminal Neuralgia

Finally Off Amitriptyline!

I haven’t actually wanted to sit down and write this blog post, because I have been busy reading. Properly reading. Not squinting at a page, whilst begging my eyes to focus. I am finally off amitriptyline and I can see.

Cutting down from 10mg to nothing at all wasn’t as bad as people on many health forums were making out, at least not for me anyway. I don’t know whether that’s because I’ve done it before, because I’m also still on pregabalin, or because I was also hit by a really bad cold by complete coincidence the same weekend, so was distracted by that, but I didn’t feel as bad as I did every time I’ve come down a dose before.

I feel amazing. I feel more awake, I have less fatigue (but still plenty!) and I can focus my eyes! Even in the evenings. Even right before bed. I am in heaven!

I’m aware that I sometimes make amitriptyline sound like the drug from hell, but it has helped me when I’ve needed it. It does turn me into a zombie and I swear it’s made me fat, but I think it has leant me some much needed relief from pain when I’ve needed.

So, for now, I am in slightly more pain than usual and I’m okay with that. I have a clearer head and I need that for a while.

Hope you all have a lovely week! ♡

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