153 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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jasminefaery
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jasminefaery
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
54 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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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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lusciousblkmale0053
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lusciousblkmale0053
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
833
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I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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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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LLgoatJ
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LLgoatJ
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
PLS

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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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dmitts1
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dmitts1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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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second-hand princess
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second-hand princess
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Asthma 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Asthma

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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: did nothing to improve my mood
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mzooms
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mzooms
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Feb 1, 2016 (Started Jul 08, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Jul 08, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

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bertusj
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bertusj
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
41 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Jan 13, 2016 (Started Dec 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it in the evening and it does make me struggle to wake up in the morning a bit
Cost: < $25 monthly

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janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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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
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

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hank2555
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hank2555
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 2, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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woofhound
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woofhound
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: All
Stickman: little
Description:M58y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:17y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Aug 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Vivid dreams, Somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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