56 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a cost of Not specified

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Mar 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Mar 22, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am experiencing a few different effects I am not sure if it is from the ms or a side effect from the medication? I am very tired, little motivation, and just feel overwhelmed! I have been in relapse for about 5 years! Numb on the right side and no coordination or balance on my left.

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Mar 15, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, balance problems, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Feb 15, 2012 (Started Jan 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: weight gain

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Jan 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Endep makes me hungry and crave carbs. So I reduced dose to 25mgs and take it later at night.
Side effects: weight gain

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did not expect to gain so much weight off of 1 pill but I did!!! I Lost 30lbs after I got off of the medication and continue to lose.
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was gaining weight so my Doc suggested to lower the dose. I must say I was not expecting this med to work but it cut the numbness down about 90% and totally stopped the Spasms!
Side effects: weight gain

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May 16, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands, tension headaches, decreased sex drive (libido), circulation problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: decreased sex drive (libido), tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands, tension headaches, circulation problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: decreased sex drive (libido), tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands

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May 8, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary urgency)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Kepy waking up at night to go to the toilet!

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Apr 14, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

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

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Apr 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is worth taking one small pil to not choke or drool at night. I also dried up my sinus and it has been 5 months since my last infection.

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Apr 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 30 plus years with constant sinus drainage and cough and 4-5 sinus infections a year, finally, my sinus is normal again. I can smell again and breath again.

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Apr 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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