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I wonder why he is putting her on such an old drug with such terrible side effects. The doctor at first put my young son on 10 mg 4 times a day and he was like a walking zombie...walked out in front of cars and just strange and dangerous things like that. It was summer time and they were outside playing in the little pool ...he held his little sisters head under water without realizing what he was doing. I said nuts to this so as it turned out he just needed on 10mg at bedtime. Amitriptyline has many side effects esp. for the young so why hasn't he prescribed the newer drugs for Migraines...like (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt) and zolmitriptan (Zomig)? One of my doctors young son gets migraines and she treats him with Imitrex.
Ann,

I've been at this game a long time with chronic daily headahce and have been on amitriptyline for a long time--limited help. It's true the main label is for antidepressant, but it basically dulls your senses and makes you tired which is why you sleep better on it. But suicidal thoughts and the rest? I've never... It seems to help a lot of people so i'd give it a shot before the other triptans (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), etc. Those can cause you more damage than good with rebounds. I'd start with the amitriptyline first...it does dry your mouth out so anticipate chewing gum for the rest of your life.