I know some others here take it or have taken it in the past. What was your dosage? My doctor rx'd 10mg for headaches. She did such a low dose because 1) I won't stop taking lexapro because it works for me, and 2) I'm sensitive to medications. I took it the first time, 2 nights ago. OMG. It knocked me on my hiney. I'm not exaggerating. I couldn't keep my balance, my body was so heavy...it was an effort to raise my wrists to type. If I had stairs, I would have needed help getting to bed (thinking back to one time on Ambien...poor easy child). I slept for 11 hours. I took it again last night and it wasn't as bad, but it still put me down. I slept for 8 hours and all I want to do is go back to bed. This feels different than the normal fatigue I get. difficult child was rx'd 25mg of amitriptyline for headaches and insomnia. She hasn't taken it yet because she hasn't decided if she wants to take anything on a regular basis. But, now I'm worried about the dose for her. If it has this kind of effect on her, I *know* she won't take it a second time. According to what I read, 25mg is the typical starting dose. Any experience?