13 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'insomnia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Dec 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

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May 21, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

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

Feb 16, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (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 15, 2013 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked for a long period of time but I felt that I no longer needed. My doctor weened me off of it slowly and now I no longer need it. When I did need it it did the job. I am telling those of you thinking about taking it that it may work for you give it a try and if it works good if not you can slowly get off, no problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 13, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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 18, 2009 (Started Oct 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, dry mouth, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, hangover effect, headaches

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May 13, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, dry mouth, headaches, shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the major issue I have is weight gain, and extremely dry mouth,this causes dental issues
Side effects: shakiness, dry mouth, weight gain, headaches

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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

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