Switching sleep meds nightmare- Ambien vs. Amitriptyline
Ive had sleep problems for a long time, had 2 sleep studies that indicated nothing.
Just to get that out of the way…
I was previously on Amitriptyline for quite awhile, and this medicine proved to be the best for me out of 100 others. Within the past six months I got off the (aka)Elavil, and onto the highest dose of ambien er i can take. Ive taken it in the past.
I switched because all my gastro drs were complaining about the Amitriptyline, so I did this to shut them up.
There has been no change in my constipation issue. But I am dying of headaches and fatigue from crappy sleep!
Im just wondering if i should switch back. Although med change alone is hard for me and the withdrawals coming off the Amitriptyline were very difficult.
Just looking for any experience or advice. Thanks