Amitriptyline + sleep!

Hi folks,

I take Amitriptyline to help me get to sleep at night and with nerve problems. Over the last few years i've been getting sleep paralysis and I wondered if its linked to the amitriptlyine and if anyone else has had any problems I've researched sleep paralysis so I know what it is but my Dr upped my dosage at night and the last week or so I've had them about 5 times, even though I know what they are they freak me right out so am not getting a full nights sleep. But just wondered if anyone else had any other experiences with the drug?


Hi, Cathie. I’m glad you’ve joined us, but sorry you’ve had to. Amitriptyline is a good drug for sleep and anxiety, and I used it that way many years ago. As for the paralysis, I don’t know … you really should ask your doc or your chemist about that. It’s frightening, isn’t it? My DH suffered from that for several years. Scary. But then suddenly, it stopped happening.
Let us know what you find out!