12 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jun 20, 2019 (Started May 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for neuropathy in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for neuropathy in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (intoxicated feeling, nausea, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 drop(s) Daily

May 19, 2017 (Started May 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neuropathy in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for neuropathy in hands)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (intoxicated feeling, nausea, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 drop(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mucous membrane dryness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected benefit in reduced drippy nose in the morning and throughout the day from allergies.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Oct 22, 2015 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Feb 20, 2001 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mucous membrane dryness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tremor in hands, agitation, anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tremor in hands, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, memory problems, sedation, cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 16, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands, tension headaches, decreased sex drive (libido), circulation problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately these affected my circulation in my hands and feet, they where always cold and my big toenails where becoming detatched from the nail bed as the nail bed was going soft. Since stopping the tablets iv been able to wake up much easier and my nail beds are starting to heal now and harden again. Also my hands and feet no longer feel like they are freezing cold all the time they feel normal warmth again.
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands, tension headaches, circulation problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I dont like this drug it leaves me feeling woosy in the mornings and I have problems with libido when I am on this drug :(
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had problems with neuropathic pain for the last 10 years or so. I took neurontin for a long time until the maximum daily dose (3000 mg in divided doses, I think) just wasn't cutting it for me. After neurontin, Lyrica worked for maybe 6 months, and then I went through a series of anticonvulsants and tricyclics until I finally got to a combination that worked: Cymbalta + amitriptyline. That held for maybe four years, when it started becoming less effective. Also, I've started having serious problems with constipation, which amitriptyline can exacerbate. So I'm back to just Cymbalta and waiting to see what the neurologist at the pain clinic will suggest when I see him.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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