153 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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poshbird
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poshbird
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Mar 17, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning, Dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Side effects: Sleeping till lunchtime, Groggy in morning

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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hummingbird
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hummingbird
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Sep 24, 2013 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fever (99 to 100), Groggy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take at night if it makes you tired. Elavil can cause sweet craving. I believe it was causing fevers, I accidentally stumbled upon the fact that it rarely can cause drug induced lupus. I was having many low grade fevers for unexplained reasons, rashes, and had odd bruising under my skin on my arms/hands. I was also very groggy in the morning. The fevers and grogginess stopped when I discontinued Elavil.

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bellatrix_amnell
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bellatrix_amnell
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F27y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:12y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 7, 2013 (Started Jul 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jamesjunior
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jamesjunior
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 34
Condition: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Feb 21, 2013 (Started Dec 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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TSSRA
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TSSRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Jan 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: stop taking for a bit due to several reasons, back on again and at 2 tablets prior to bed....sleep is good for about 4-5 hours now...I will keep taking this one as it does not seem to be the med. hurting my digestive system, and sleep is a necessity!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jan 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2012 (Started Jan 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: taking daily at bedtime, 1st 2 weeks-worked well with sleep, minor relief from FM pain, and depression. 3rd week on medicine-not sleeping well, FM pain is back and not feeling as up beat as was.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 26, 2012 (Started Jan 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: week 2-sleep better, less pins and needles feeling all over, not as depressed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F49y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 17, 2013 (Started Dec 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tension Headache)
  • side effects
    Mild (Restless legs at night)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if taken with Trazodone it can cause restless legs and twitchyness take only the amount needed

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maremare
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maremare
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps but makes you tired

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sewjazzy1
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sewjazzy1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Dec 19, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Tremor in hands, Agitation, Anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Tremor in hands, Agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kljones
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kljones
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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kaywile
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kaywile
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started May 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The dosage I take isn't on here. I take 125mg daily. As of today I have to take 150mg (3 ~ 50 mg tabs) every night. 12-09-2012
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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