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Old 09-21-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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Amytryptoline for migraines

I went to see my doc for migraines and he gave me 100 mg of amytryptoline. the first night I was a zombbie and could not function at work. I've been doing some reading and I 100mg is a big dose.
Why would a doc prescribe such a high dose?

 
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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Re: Amytryptoline for migraines

That is a very high dose to start with (though some people will need to build up to this dose) Not sure why your doctor prescribed it, maybe he was just having a bad day?

I started off taking 12.5mg at night (half a 25mg tablet) for a week, then 25mg for a week, 37.5mg for a week, 50mg for a week etc, until I reached 75mg.

You could buy a tablet cutter, and chop a tablet into quaters to give a 25mg dose, start with this, and slowly build up, or, if you can, go back to your doctor, explain that 100mg was too strong to start with, and ask if you can have some 25mg tablets and slowly build the dose up.

 
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