24 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Jul 22, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 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

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Aug 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vivid dreams, somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

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

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Oct 16, 2013 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleeplessness, difficulty sleeping through night, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: difficulty sleeping through night, sleeplessness, depressed mood

Aug 9, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleeplessness, difficulty sleeping through night, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking 1 to start with; changed to 2 to try to get better sleep - made me "depressed" and made sleeping even harder. Went back to 1 and have noticed decrease in pain again and easier to sleep with 1 full dose of sleeping pill.
Side effects: difficulty sleeping through night, sleeplessness, depressed mood

Jul 13, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since taking this, the pain has definitely decreased. The one side effect I've noticed is my sleep isn't at restful at times. Some days the sleep is good, others not.
Side effects: difficulty sleeping through night, sleeplessness, depressed mood

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

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

Mar 17, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy in morning

Mar 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

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

Feb 22, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

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

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy 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, groggy in morning

Feb 3, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy in morning

Jan 26, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy in morning

Jan 24, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy in morning

Jan 23, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeping till lunchtime, groggy in morning, dry throat)
  • 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, groggy 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, groggy 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, groggy 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, groggy 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, groggy 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, groggy in morning

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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: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if taken with Trazodone it can cause restless legs and twitchyness take only the amount needed

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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 1, 2012 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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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

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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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