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

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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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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for a few months, then became ineffective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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Feb 23, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I gave it up because of weight gain and I was pre diabetic and needed to reset my priorities.It's great to be awake in the morning but the pain level I'm experiencing has gone up. I have not been taking Amitryptyline for many months and find that I suffer from more pain than I did before which I treat with analgesia , stretching and exercise. I'd never go back on it because of the side effects especially the fatigue .
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido)

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Jan 24, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works on pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido)

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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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Oct 23, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I had been taking this drug as a sleeping pill for insomnia as I can't take sleeping pill due to bad reactions to them. I am very sensitive to drugs and especially this one. I could only take 1/4 of the recommended dose to sleep through the night or I'd be sleeping for a few days. This worked fine for a while but all of a sudden I started getting bad reactions from this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this would be a fairly good treatment except for the drowsiness it causes in the morning. I used this drug as a sleeping pill because I'm very sensitive to it. I would take a quarter of this pill to give me a drowsiness to be able to fall asleep.A whole pill would knock me out for 2 days! but all of a sudden I started having bad reactions to taking the quarter of a pill. I would feel really strange and almost suicidal or something like that , strange thoughts would go through my head and then I would have pain in my stomache, weird feelings in my head and shortness of breath and was unable to sleep until the drug lost it's power. I really don't understand it because sometimes it does it and sometimes it doesn't. I think if I have to use it to often I do get a reaction but If I haven't used it in a long time, like a few months then I don't get a reaction.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jun 4, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Good for insomnia to help you sleep through the night if your not too sensitive to it. Good for when you wake up and can't go back to sleep. Keeps you drowsy so you can fall back to sleep fast. bad if you need to do something important in the morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Jun 11, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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Apr 19, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: dry mouth
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth at night

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