17 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'insomnia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jul 22, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

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

Dec 31, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This definitely helps with the problems I have sleeping, getting to sleep, staying asleep, getting restorative sleep, depression, and pain. I can tell more when I miss 2 or more nights, usually caused by a refill problem. I try to never run out and have to go without a dose. Missing doses causes all my problems like with sleeping, pain, and depression to become worse and my other medications don't seem as effective. I really take a nose dive if more than 2 doses are missed. Missing only 1 is tolerable, missing anymore becomes a big problem. I get anxious, teary, sleepless, and I feel hopeless. It is a horrible feeling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loopy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 24, 2013 (Started Mar 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm not sure how well it works for pain, but it's very effective at helping me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2013 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, sleeplessness, difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

Aug 9, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, sleeplessness, difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking 1 to start with; changed to 2 to try to get better sleep - made me "depressed" and made sleeping even harder. Went back to 1 and have noticed decrease in pain again and easier to sleep with 1 full dose of sleeping pill.
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

Jul 13, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since taking this, the pain has definitely decreased. The one side effect I've noticed is my sleep isn't at restful at times. Some days the sleep is good, others not.
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if taken with Trazodone it can cause restless legs and twitchyness take only the amount needed

  • 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

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks
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