31 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a side effects rating of Mild

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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

Dec 15, 2018 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for increased need for sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention weight gain, weight gain, slurred speech, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still have unexpected "depressive episodes" but they are b/c of my Major Depressive Disorder. (chemical imbalance in brain) Sometimes, I have to add an "extra" (100 mg) d/t lack of sleep/quality of sleep. But still think it's one of the best anti-depressants around. The ones that the pharmaceutical companies are cranking out have longer & longer side effects (Any advertised in magazine...takes up 3 pages!) Weight gain is something I have to fight with --along w/ post menopause, hypothyroidism, & clonazepam
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2018 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased need for sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fluid retention weight gain, weight gain, slurred speech, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feeling hung-over in the morning & sudden impact of sleepiness after taken; take. medication right before you have eaten & are ready for bed. Its still the best anti-depressant I've EVER tried!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fluid retention weight gain, weight gain, slurred speech, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2017 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention weight gain, weight gain, slurred speech, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2016 (Started Apr 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention weight gain, weight gain, slurred speech)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Elavil is becoming unfamiliar with psychiatrists these days; they seem to feel that the old tricylics don't work as well as all the SSRI's that are out there now. Personally, over the vast amount of years with my psychiatrist, we tried everything from A-Z......always came back to Elavil. The SSRI's had terrible side effects & did not work as well. I think it's been quite effective! The weight gain used to be bad until I was dxed w/ Type 2 Diabetes (not on medication/just diet & exercise & glucose monitoring daily) Now I've been losing weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Apr 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Nov 12, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try and drink lots of water in the few hours before you take it as it gives you a dry mouth. While it does not make you fall asleep, when you do sleep it puts you in a very deep sleep. It is difficult to wake up in the morning as well. You just keep drifting off! I used to sleep 11pm-7am on weekends. Now I sleep till 9am or even 10am sometimes. That is a good thing though if you wake up at 5am some mornings worrying.

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Dec 5, 2014 (Started Nov 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for skin sensitive to touch)
  • Side effects
    Mild (change in taste)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2014 (Started Nov 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for skin sensitive to touch)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (change in taste)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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 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

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

Sep 3, 2012 (Started May 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems, sleepiness, better sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: better sleep, sleepiness

Jun 12, 2011 (Started May 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems, sleepiness, better sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better quality of sleep as a side effect.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: better sleep, sleepiness

Jun 13, 2010 (Started May 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: follow doctors instructions, I nearly slept for 20 hours as I took them at the wrong time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: better sleep, sleepiness

  • 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
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