3 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'migraine headaches' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Mar 23, 2015 (Started Dec 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for circulation problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 8, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you start taking this, don't plan to drive after your morning dose or after dinner time until you've discovered how it affects you regarding tiredness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was very effective initially for making me feel better rested. Started at 10mg at bedtime for 3 weeks and then upped to 20mg at bedtime for several months. After about a month and a half migraine frequency was reduced and length of attacks was reduced. After about five months the migraines started coming more frequently again and were lasting longer. Neurologist recommended that I increase the dose and see if that helped and keep doing that every few weeks until either the frequency of the attacks was manageable or the side effects became intolerable. Went to 30mg at bedtime but found I couldn't get up in the morning as I was too drowsy. Started taking 30mg at dinnertime but found that I couldn't stay alert long enough to get anything accomplished in the evening (I work full time, go to school part time, and have two kids and a husband that works 70+ hours a week so evening productivity is vital!) so I asked to try something else. Waiting for my next appointment with the neuro which is unfortunately 6 months away. Pharmacy was then unable to get the 10mg tablets so I was switched to one 25mg tablet. In the meantime I was officially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by another specialist and she recommended that I be weaned off of the Amitriptyline for now so we can properly assess my reaction to Lyrica. I had absolutely no reduction in the Fibromyalgia pain from the Amitriptyline.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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