154 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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Nov 10, 2017 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2016 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Elavil is becoming unfamiliar with psychiatrists these days; they seem to feel that the old tricylics don't work as well as all the SSRI's that are out there now. Personally, over the vast amount of years with my psychiatrist, we tried everything from A-Z......always came back to Elavil. The SSRI's had terrible side effects & did not work as well. I think it's been quite effective! The weight gain used to be bad until I was dxed w/ Type 2 Diabetes (not on medication/just diet & exercise & glucose monitoring daily) Now I've been losing weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 22, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 31, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This definitely helps with the problems I have sleeping, getting to sleep, staying asleep, getting restorative sleep, depression, and pain. I can tell more when I miss 2 or more nights, usually caused by a refill problem. I try to never run out and have to go without a dose. Missing doses causes all my problems like with sleeping, pain, and depression to become worse and my other medications don't seem as effective. I really take a nose dive if more than 2 doses are missed. Missing only 1 is tolerable, missing anymore becomes a big problem. I get anxious, teary, sleepless, and I feel hopeless. It is a horrible feeling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best way to take is at night otherwise i have found that day to day function can be very difficult
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 19, 2017 (Started May 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for neuropathy in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neuropathy in feet)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drunk feeling, migraine headaches, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 drop(s) Daily

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Jan 20, 2017 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Jan 11, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As an Ischemic Stroke survivor and current update &/or physically evaluated patient as required by my HIV Doctor during my every 90 days scheduled appointment, the benefit of Amitriptyline whether expected or not is the overall elimination of the numbness and tingling I use to experience prior to having been prescribed this drug, of which I'd give serious suggestive use of this drug to anyone experiencing numbness and/or tingling in their extremities, whether it's related to HIV or any other medical condition thus causing such an uncomfortable, concern warranting issue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As with all medicinal treatments, in order to achieve the best results, follow directions as prescribed and allow the medicine up to two weeks before being effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for nerve damage)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, mucous membrane dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected benefit in reduced drippy nose in the morning and throughout the day from allergies.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Oct 22, 2015 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for nerve damage)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Feb 20, 2001 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, mucous membrane dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

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Jul 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Apr 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Nov 12, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try and drink lots of water in the few hours before you take it as it gives you a dry mouth. While it does not make you fall asleep, when you do sleep it puts you in a very deep sleep. It is difficult to wake up in the morning as well. You just keep drifting off! I used to sleep 11pm-7am on weekends. Now I sleep till 9am or even 10am sometimes. That is a good thing though if you wake up at 5am some mornings worrying.

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Jun 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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