44 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'insomnia'

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Sep 24, 2013 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess in morning, fever (99 to 100))
  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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Aug 30, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works quite ok..

Aug 10, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

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Aug 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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