Taking amitriptilyne occasionally to aid sleep

Patient

Q: Is it ok to use amitriptilyne occasionally as a sleep aid rather than take it daily

Symptoms:  I was prescribed amitriptilyne for pain in various parts of my body and to help me sleep. Just10mg a day but i have coped without it for 3 weeks except i dont always sleep well. I would like to take 20mg just occasionally when i feel in need of a good nights sleep. Would this work
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