152 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

Georgie Lotte
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Georgie Lotte
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Dercum's Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Dercum's Disease

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May 16, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately these affected my circulation in my hands and feet, they where always cold and my big toenails where becoming detatched from the nail bed as the nail bed was going soft. Since stopping the tablets iv been able to wake up much easier and my nail beds are starting to heal now and harden again. Also my hands and feet no longer feel like they are freezing cold all the time they feel normal warmth again.
Side effects: Tension headaches, Circulation problems, Numbness in hands, Loss of sex drive (libido)

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I dont like this drug it leaves me feeling woosy in the mornings and I have problems with libido when I am on this drug :(
Side effects: Tension headaches, Circulation problems, Numbness in hands, Loss of sex drive (libido)

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DAWNSKYE702
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DAWNSKYE702
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 11, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with my sleep, before I was taking Zolpiedem to help me sleep, but I was doing things that I could not remember doing, and it was kind of scary. It took a little while to get the dosage right, but it seems to be working for the depression and with my insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Dry mouth at night

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ukiwi
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ukiwi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 8, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Urinary urgency: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Kepy waking up at night to go to the toilet!

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prettybabyu
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prettybabyu
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 22, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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AndrieaB
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AndrieaB
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F32y
CFS:?y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 14, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

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allanbruce
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allanbruce
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
55 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 4, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causing tiredness during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Help sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness

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creedy
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creedy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F57y
FM:14y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 21, 2011 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel irritability: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med aided in weight gain. I have since gone on a gluten free diet which is helping IBS and migraine symptoms. It has only been 2 weeks since I changed my diet. I think it's worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fluid retention weight gain

May 3, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel irritability: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe it is another contributing factor in making weight loss difficult.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fluid retention weight gain

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Ladypisces26
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Ladypisces26
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F34y
FM:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first began this medication it would help me sleep or rather help me feel sleepy. It no longer does that for me, even after the increase. I know it has helped my depression, I was on the verge of suicide before the increase. Now I am more positive and I feel better, if only it would help me sleep. The dry mouth is constant, I have become accustomed to it, I keep hard candy around, to me it helps with stimulating saliva.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mouth sores (ulcers), Grogginess, Dry mouth

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mouth sores (ulcers), Grogginess, Dry mouth

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mouth sores (ulcers), Grogginess, Dry mouth

Dec 24, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mouth sores (ulcers), Grogginess, Dry mouth

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started the medication I had horrible dry mouth. I solved it by chewing gum, it seemed to stimulate the saliva. I am also drinking half a pot of coffe to wake up in the morning, which I don't really care to do, but I have to work so I do what I have to do. Also I am taking the generic which I get at walmart because of the $4 dollar deal which this medicine actually cost me $3.83 a month!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mouth sores (ulcers), Grogginess, Dry mouth

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FroggyMomma03
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FroggyMomma03
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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ratbagradio
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ratbagradio
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M66y
FM:28y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 23, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I gave it up because of weight gain and I was pre diabetic and needed to reset my priorities.It's great to be awake in the morning but the pain level I'm experiencing has gone up. I have not been taking Amitryptyline for many months and find that I suffer from more pain than I did before which I treat with analgesia , stretching and exercise. I'd never go back on it because of the side effects especially the fatigue .
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Jan 24, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works on pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased

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