22 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood'

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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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Jun 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: did nothing to improve my mood
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 10, 2014 (Started Oct 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 29, 2011 (Started Sep 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 11, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with my sleep, before I was taking Zolpiedem to help me sleep, but I was doing things that I could not remember doing, and it was kind of scary. It took a little while to get the dosage right, but it seems to be working for the depression and with my insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, dry mouth at night

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Apr 22, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first began this medication it would help me sleep or rather help me feel sleepy. It no longer does that for me, even after the increase. I know it has helped my depression, I was on the verge of suicide before the increase. Now I am more positive and I feel better, if only it would help me sleep. The dry mouth is constant, I have become accustomed to it, I keep hard candy around, to me it helps with stimulating saliva.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Dec 24, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started the medication I had horrible dry mouth. I solved it by chewing gum, it seemed to stimulate the saliva. I am also drinking half a pot of coffe to wake up in the morning, which I don't really care to do, but I have to work so I do what I have to do. Also I am taking the generic which I get at walmart because of the $4 dollar deal which this medicine actually cost me $3.83 a month!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Dec 13, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, anger, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, feeling out of it, dizziness upon moving, increased or worsened depression, alternating constipation and diarrhea, dry mouth, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I experienced depression when I titrated up to 200 mg on the Lamictal XR which made me pretty useless and wasn't going away so I called my doctor and asked him for some Zoloft which worked wonders for me in the past. Imagine my surprise when he instead called in a precription for the generic form of Elavil. AWFUL medication!!! Worsened my depression, constant dry mouth, made me want to sleep all the time, caused me to be angry all the time. Caused me to have a couple of myoclonic seizures; that was enough for me. Titrated myself off the medicine. Did some research on it; found out that the tricyclic antidepressants actually tend to have more probability of causing seizures than do the SSRI's. The neurologist is probably going to be upset I took myself off the medicine, but I'd rather be depressed than live with the side effects of Elavil. Advice to anyone who is depressed and wants to try a med to control it--stay away from this drug. It seems to have a great deal of side effects, takes WEEKS to kick in, and can induce seizures even in people who don't have epilepsy. If I still feel this way when I see the doctor next month, I'll be asking for some Zoloft or other anti-depressant with less evil side effects!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, anger, increased or worsened depression, feeling out of it, alternating constipation and diarrhea, headaches, dizziness upon moving, excessive sweating, drowsiness

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