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

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Aug 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Nov 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seems to work on my stabbing pain in the head. Take it before going to sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, abdominal bloating

  • 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
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