8 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'migraine headaches'

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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

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Sep 8, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you start taking this, don't plan to drive after your morning dose or after dinner time until you've discovered how it affects you regarding tiredness.
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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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

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Jul 13, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was very effective initially for making me feel better rested. Started at 10mg at bedtime for 3 weeks and then upped to 20mg at bedtime for several months. After about a month and a half migraine frequency was reduced and length of attacks was reduced. After about five months the migraines started coming more frequently again and were lasting longer. Neurologist recommended that I increase the dose and see if that helped and keep doing that every few weeks until either the frequency of the attacks was manageable or the side effects became intolerable. Went to 30mg at bedtime but found I couldn't get up in the morning as I was too drowsy. Started taking 30mg at dinnertime but found that I couldn't stay alert long enough to get anything accomplished in the evening (I work full time, go to school part time, and have two kids and a husband that works 70+ hours a week so evening productivity is vital!) so I asked to try something else. Waiting for my next appointment with the neuro which is unfortunately 6 months away. Pharmacy was then unable to get the 10mg tablets so I was switched to one 25mg tablet. In the meantime I was officially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by another specialist and she recommended that I be weaned off of the Amitriptyline for now so we can properly assess my reaction to Lyrica. I had absolutely no reduction in the Fibromyalgia pain from the Amitriptyline.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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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

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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

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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

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