154 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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Jan 1, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the drug made me crave sugar - however, sugar promotes inflammation which defeats the purpose of taking this drug. eating a lot of sugar/carbs led to weight gain, which also is detrimental to fibromyalgia symptoms
Side effects: mood swings

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lets me fall back asleep quicly when Iwake in the night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 1 helpful mark

May 4, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When beginning this drug, take earlier than your bedtime to ease the grogginess the next morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess in morning

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It takes a few days to get use to taking it, if you have to get up and go to work. When I worked I had to take it about 8pm each night, instead of waiting until bedtime.
Side effects: grogginess in morning

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first began taking this med, I could hardly get up on the AM. I learned that I had to take it about 8:30PM, so I could get up at 5:30AM without feeling groggy. It took a long time for this to go away.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess in morning

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no side effects, I love it! it is a big help for my sleep issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Jun 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I highly recommend this as a migraine and fibro treatment as well. It has turned my life around headache wise. Instead of having migraines on average twice per week, I might have 2 per month now. Plus, it is very inexpensive, and helps me to sleep, too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mood changes, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Feb 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Be cautious in upping your dosage and if you feel it is not really working ask to be switched instead of increasing your dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 21, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you really want to sleep through the night in a major way, this is for you. I dropped it a few years back because I felt I was taxing my liver with too many pharmaceuticals and my migraine problem had gone away, hopefully never to return. I have no idea what this stuff costs as I'm a 100% disabled service-connected vet so the VA (American tax-payers) provide all my meds, even those not intended for MS symptom control.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2007)

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

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: could not stay awake for about 10 days when I first started med.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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