100 mg of amitryptaline is a high dose I think. But you are going through a lot right now and I imagine that the doctor figured you needed it. But I haven't heard of anybody starting off at that high of a dose. I think it makes you sleepy. People often take it at night for sleep. I believe that this drug will work immediately, but not sure. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and has been around for a long time. The other name for it is elavil. I would look it up and do a little research and you will get a better idea of what to expect. Others on here have taken it though and hopefully they will respond.
Welcome to the forum. I hope to hear more from you. I am so sorry to hear the news of your sister. Two of mine died at that age. One from breast cancer and the other from cerosis. Are you seeing anybody for grief counseling? I would highly recommend it. This didn't happen that long ago and you are probably grieving badly. Remember there is no right or wrong when it comes to grieving and no time limit.
Keep posting, know that we all care.
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