24 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a side effects rating of Severe

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Aug 6, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for inability to sleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Mar 17, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: it takes quite a while. e.g. a month before you get the right dose and taking it at the right time. i think i have finally got used to it now, i am now taking it at 8pm and during the week i am usually able to get up between 9 and 10 am, which is a lot better for me and fits in with my lifestyle............which is GOOD!
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Mar 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Arm twitches while awake Helps with hip pain
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Feb 22, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: has helped the pain in my hip drastically it does help me sleep but maybe a bit too much, so pain clinic have told me to try halving the 10mg tablet for a week and see how it affects me. this is the first day and didnt make a lot of difference i did wake up about 10am but went back to sleep till about 12 but found it quite easy to get up then, so didnt have the dozing off effect that i was having last week while on the 10mg dose, so that is a bonus.
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Feb 13, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not sure if it is amitriptyline or if it is positive or not. Still sleeping till 12 unless I have an early app ointment. If someone doesn't persist in waking me until I am fully awake and not dozing off again, then I will just fall back to sleep. I now think it is more likely to be cfs/fibromyalgia than the medication I am on, because it happens every now and . Then.
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Feb 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: i have now started taking this tablet at 9pm, which seems to be working a lot better for me, as by the time i go to bed at 11pm. i am then usually feeling tired. i am usually asleep by 12 and am waking about 10am this is a big improvement on last week , so i will still persevere with the amitriptyline
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Jan 26, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Took amitriptyline as normal at 6pm with dinner last night, went to bed at 9 asleep by 10pm. Awoken at 8.30 by Vern downstairs by 9am. Felt groggy till about 10am. After that felt pretty much normal, had quite pleasant day, went out to lunch, and was . A nice afternoon until Katie ruined that with one of her paddys
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Jan 24, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: DIDNT TAKE AMITRIPTILINE LAST NIGHT COS I REALLY NEEDED TO BE UP BY 10AM AND I STILL STRUGGLED TO GET UP EARLY BUT DIDN'T GO TO SLEEP TILL ABOUT 1AM I FIBRO FRIEND HAS SUGGESTED THAT I TRY GOING TO BED EARLIER WHEN I TAKE THE TABLET SO I CAN GET UP EARLIER TOO. WILL GIVE THAT A TRY TONIGHT
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Jan 23, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, grogginess in morning, sleeping till lunchtime)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: TOOK AMITRIPTYLINE AT 6PM WITH DINNER AND WENT TO BED AT 12 OCLOCK AND AGAIN DIDN'T GET UP TILL 2PM AND I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE GOT UP THEN WITHOUT PUSHING MYSELF TO GET OUT OF BED. THE AMI DOES SEEM TO BE HELPING WITH MY MOOD A BIT TOO AS WELL AS HELPING WITH SLEEPING TOO, IT HAS HELPED WITH HIP PAIN TOO. I AM NOT TAKING IT TONIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE UP EARLY ON WEDNESDAY
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: i stopped taking ami because it just doesn't seem to have much of an affect on me
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Mar 19, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: i have been on this medication for two weeks and it was mainly for help with sleeping at nite and yes it did work for that. i was only on 2.5ml at nite and it was making me sleep everyday till lunchtime and didn't do anything for the nerve pain of fibro that my dr said it would probably help with. when i did get up i would feel drugged up and not really bother to do anything for the rest of the day, so i decided to come off it for the sake of my family. i have three kids and i can't carry on like this anymore.
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Mar 18, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: i am able to get to sleep quite easily at night but isn't doing anything for the nerve pain. even though i am sleeping better at night i am sleeping late in the morning which doesn't really help me. Also, it is making me very drowsy during the day. i am going to try going to bed earlier at night 10.30 at the latest. just to see if it makes any difference. last nite i couldn't get to sleep until 3am but that was more to do with the pain i was in than anything else.
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: only been taking it two days but i have slept better since i have been taking it
Side effects: sleeping till lunchtime, grogginess in morning

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2012 (Started May 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps but makes you tired

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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

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Jun 1, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (urinary retention, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As an anti-cholinergic, amitriptyline caused the unexpected side-effect of causing my bladder muscle to barely function at all - detrusor aflexia. UTIs were a result, as well as residual urine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (urinary retention, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Amitriptyline is first-rate for fibromyalgia, the drug of choice to start with. For me, it improves sleep and pain. Studies have proven this. Not sure about depression, though. I take other meds for that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 15, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, balance problems, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did not expect to gain so much weight off of 1 pill but I did!!! I Lost 30lbs after I got off of the medication and continue to lose.
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was gaining weight so my Doc suggested to lower the dose. I must say I was not expecting this med to work but it cut the numbness down about 90% and totally stopped the Spasms!
Side effects: weight gain

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jul 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 8, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary urgency)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Kepy waking up at night to go to the toilet!

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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)

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