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    TSR, please hit me with your experiences and advice =]

    I know the info sheet that comes with amitriptyline says to avoid alcohol. Some Googling suggests that it's best to avoid alcohol for a few weeks after starting taking it, and that drinking while I'm on amitriptyline could make me sleepy and uncoordinated.
    This concerns me slightly because I have a tendency to get quite sleepy after relatively few drinks anyway.
    I'm currently taking 10mg/day. It's not for depression, 'tis for other fun stuffs. If it's relevant, I can estimate my height/weight for you.

    Thankye
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    Oh i take that, not for depression just for my migraines. Not that there would be anything wrong if it was for depression anyway
    I take 20mg though and tbh it makes me reaaaaaally tired and my emotions are really sensitive.
    I wouldnt worry about it if you drink while on it though because ive been extremelyintoxicated a few times while on it but its not a regulare occurence so it hasnt really affected me
    i'm not sure what you're asking from this thread but there yougo(:
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    (Original post by laurenl93)
    Oh i take that, not for depression just for my migraines. Not that there would be anything wrong if it was for depression anyway
    I take 20mg though and tbh it makes me reaaaaaally tired and my emotions are really sensitive.
    I wouldnt worry about it if you drink while on it though because ive been extremelyintoxicated a few times while on it but its not a regulare occurence so it hasnt really affected me
    i'm not sure what you're asking from this thread but there yougo(:
    That's exactly the kind of thing I was wanting to hear, thank you
    I'm mostly just cautious about the situation in case it's the kind of thing that's likely to end badly... *waits to see what other people have to say*
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    I took it for pain relief, 10mg every other day. It knocked me out anyway, but when I had a drink I'd be asleep in my chair. That was on the days where I was taking it. On the alternate days I would just get really sleepy, but not actually just fall alseep.



    I hated amitriptyline though...
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    TSR, please hit me with your experiences and advice =]

    I know the info sheet that comes with amitriptyline says to avoid alcohol. Some Googling suggests that it's best to avoid alcohol for a few weeks after starting taking it, and that drinking while I'm on amitriptyline could make me sleepy and uncoordinated.
    This concerns me slightly because I have a tendency to get quite sleepy after relatively few drinks anyway.
    I'm currently taking 10mg/day. It's not for depression, 'tis for other fun stuffs. If it's relevant, I can estimate my height/weight for you.

    Thankye
    Ami is a tricyclic antidepressant, of which the side effects can make you drowsy and sleepy naturally, which can be exacerbated by alcohol which is a CNS depressant. Also, it is metabolised by the P450 enzyme system in the liver so if you are a serious boozer, the effectiveness may fall of the amitrip.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Ami is a tricyclic antidepressant, of which the side effects can make you drowsy and sleepy naturally, which can be exacerbated by alcohol which is a CNS depressant. Also, it is metabolised by the P450 enzyme system in the liver so if you are a serious boozer, the effectiveness may fall of the amitrip.
    :eek3: I am slightly intimidated by the amount of intense-sounding science in such a small space But seriously, that was useful to hear, thank you. I don't drink very much normally, so I think I'll reintroduce alcohol very carefully and slowly, and I'll post how things go after a while.

    Thank you for all the replies so far. I'm still interested to hear anyone else's experiences/advice =]
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    :eek3: I am slightly intimidated by the amount of intense-sounding science in such a small space But seriously, that was useful to hear, thank you. I don't drink very much normally, so I think I'll reintroduce alcohol very carefully and slowly, and I'll post how things go after a while.

    Thank you for all the replies so far. I'm still interested to hear anyone else's experiences/advice =]
    Probably sensible

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