8 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a side effects rating of Severe

poshbird
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poshbird
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:2y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 17, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: it takes quite a while. e.g. a month before you get the right dose and taking it at the right time. i think i have finally got used to it now, i am now taking it at 8pm and during the week i am usually able to get up between 9 and 10 am, which is a lot better for me and fits in with my lifestyle............which is GOOD!
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: Arm twitches while awake Helps with hip pain
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Feb 22, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: has helped the pain in my hip drastically it does help me sleep but maybe a bit too much, so pain clinic have told me to try halving the 10mg tablet for a week and see how it affects me. this is the first day and didnt make a lot of difference i did wake up about 10am but went back to sleep till about 12 but found it quite easy to get up then, so didnt have the dozing off effect that i was having last week while on the 10mg dose, so that is a bonus.
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Feb 13, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Not sure if it is amitriptyline or if it is positive or not. Still sleeping till 12 unless I have an early app ointment. If someone doesn't persist in waking me until I am fully awake and not dozing off again, then I will just fall back to sleep. I now think it is more likely to be cfs/fibromyalgia than the medication I am on, because it happens every now and . Then.
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Feb 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: i have now started taking this tablet at 9pm, which seems to be working a lot better for me, as by the time i go to bed at 11pm. i am then usually feeling tired. i am usually asleep by 12 and am waking about 10am this is a big improvement on last week , so i will still persevere with the amitriptyline
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Jan 26, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: Took amitriptyline as normal at 6pm with dinner last night, went to bed at 9 asleep by 10pm. Awoken at 8.30 by Vern downstairs by 9am. Felt groggy till about 10am. After that felt pretty much normal, had quite pleasant day, went out to lunch, and was . A nice afternoon until Katie ruined that with one of her paddys
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Jan 24, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: DIDNT TAKE AMITRIPTILINE LAST NIGHT COS I REALLY NEEDED TO BE UP BY 10AM AND I STILL STRUGGLED TO GET UP EARLY BUT DIDN'T GO TO SLEEP TILL ABOUT 1AM I FIBRO FRIEND HAS SUGGESTED THAT I TRY GOING TO BED EARLIER WHEN I TAKE THE TABLET SO I CAN GET UP EARLIER TOO. WILL GIVE THAT A TRY TONIGHT
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Jan 23, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: TOOK AMITRIPTYLINE AT 6PM WITH DINNER AND WENT TO BED AT 12 OCLOCK AND AGAIN DIDN'T GET UP TILL 2PM AND I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE GOT UP THEN WITHOUT PUSHING MYSELF TO GET OUT OF BED. THE AMI DOES SEEM TO BE HELPING WITH MY MOOD A BIT TOO AS WELL AS HELPING WITH SLEEPING TOO, IT HAS HELPED WITH HIP PAIN TOO. I AM NOT TAKING IT TONIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE UP EARLY ON WEDNESDAY
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: i stopped taking ami because it just doesn't seem to have much of an affect on me
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 19, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: i have been on this medication for two weeks and it was mainly for help with sleeping at nite and yes it did work for that. i was only on 2.5ml at nite and it was making me sleep everyday till lunchtime and didn't do anything for the nerve pain of fibro that my dr said it would probably help with. when i did get up i would feel drugged up and not really bother to do anything for the rest of the day, so i decided to come off it for the sake of my family. i have three kids and i can't carry on like this anymore.
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 18, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: i am able to get to sleep quite easily at night but isn't doing anything for the nerve pain. even though i am sleeping better at night i am sleeping late in the morning which doesn't really help me. Also, it is making me very drowsy during the day. i am going to try going to bed earlier at night 10.30 at the latest. just to see if it makes any difference. last nite i couldn't get to sleep until 3am but that was more to do with the pain i was in than anything else.
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: only been taking it two days but i have slept better since i have been taking it
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

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maremare
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maremare
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F47y
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps but makes you tired

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lilybet
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lilybet
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 1, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As an anti-cholinergic, amitriptyline caused the unexpected side-effect of causing my bladder muscle to barely function at all - detrusor aflexia. UTIs were a result, as well as residual urine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Amitriptyline is first-rate for fibromyalgia, the drug of choice to start with. For me, it improves sleep and pain. Studies have proven this. Not sure about depression, though. I take other meds for that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Mar 15, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Firerose
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Firerose
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jul 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LadybugDesign
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LadybugDesign
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F30y
CFS:?y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Abby Road
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Abby Road
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F47y
CFS:3y Dx
FM:13y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 3, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I took this medication for two days. The first day, I was severely fatigued, felt drunk with slurred speech, off balance and couldn't function. The second day, I was unable to get out of bed due to severe fatigue, mental function very low, weakness in entire body.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drunk feeling, Deteriorating mental ability (dementia), High feeling, Weakness of limbs

May 2, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drunk feeling, Deteriorating mental ability (dementia), High feeling, Weakness of limbs

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goldielocks
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goldielocks
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
CFS:15y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Oct 10, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication changed my moods to very negative - very moody, and fiesty- After a week had to come off them as wold have murdered someone.
Side effects: Mood changes

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