User Reviews for Amitriptyline

Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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Review by Tinkerbell007:

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9.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Insomnia: Works wonderful for insomnia. Just the side effects are terrible. Headaches, drowsiness and WEIGHT GAIN!

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March 2, 2015 2:20 AM

Review by LKR15:

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9.0

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I use this medicine as an antidepressant and for my Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It works miracles. I am sleepy a lot because of it and at first I had dry mouth, but compared to the cramps and upset stomach pains I was used to before this medicine, I could deal with the sleepiness and dry mouth!

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March 1, 2015 9:05 PM

Review by Hhf (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Interstitial Cystitis: This really has changed my life! I suffered a whole year thinking my urethral stricture was the cause, after that was sorted I still carried on with what felt like constant cystitis. My urologist finally diagnosed Interstitial Cystitis and started me on 20mg of amitriptyline. After 10-14days it worked! Have the very odd day of mild discomfort but it's changed my life. I haven't noticed side effects as yet, on my 9th week on them.

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February 24, 2015 3:00 PM

Review by Davex2:

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6.0

For Insomnia: I still woke up after 3 hrs sleep but was able or seemed to fall back to sleep as it felt more like a daydream sleep..I still feel the need for a deep sleep ..What's strange is after falling back to sleep it seemed like 30 minutes would pass by and I never fell back to sleep when 4 hrs actually passed by...

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February 22, 2015 7:50 AM

Review by Wendals (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Pain: I suffered with extreme leg pain for two years only when I was lying down. I was on Panadol (No good) then Tramadol (No good) I had so many sleepless nights or nights where I had to sleep sitting up. I was fine walking around but the moment I laid down the pain started. My doctor put me on Amitriptyline 10mg and after a week of being on it I have had no pain at all and sleep all night. I have been on it for just over a year. Happy person.

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February 20, 2015 9:29 AM

Review by mamawind:

For Pain: It made me sleepwalk even down steep steps. Why?

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February 18, 2015 1:34 PM

Review by sassanne (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Pain: After having constant headaches for 4 years and being unable to take painkillers because of rebound headaches I was prescribed amitriptyline. I sleep right through and on 25mg my headaches are gone. This medicine has given me back my life!

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January 28, 2015 2:23 PM

Review by lou8204 (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Migraine Prevention: I've been on Elavil 10 mg at bedtime for now 2 weeks. I like the sedation effect. I have no side effects such as dry mouth or increase appetite. But I do have constipation and my major concern is that I have more headaches.

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January 25, 2015 10:49 PM

Review by Harrow (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

For Insomnia: I started on 50mg but am now up to 75mg and even with that I sometimes still wake up. It was a good medicine at first. Then I have found my body getting used to it, I could nearly go to work for a day after 50mg. I am guessing soon I will be on 100 or 125mg. Wait and see.

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January 25, 2015 7:24 AM

Review by steph31:

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9.0

For Migraine Prevention: Was getting head aches/migraines 4-5 times a week started this pill at 10mg and head aches went down to 1-2 a month and very mild. Amazing pill.. life changing for me! Be careful if you change your dose.. went up to 20mg a day and headaches came back so now back at 10mg and so far so good! Amazing amazing amazing!

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January 15, 2015 10:19 PM

Review by steph31:

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9.0

For Migraine Prevention: I normally get headaches or migraines approx 4-5 times a week and have for many years. I have tried many different medications and nothing seemed to help or stop them. Finally I was given this pill and am taking 10mg per day. Since I have been on this medication I get 1-2 minor head aches in a month! Amazing! Life changing! My nuerologist decided to up my pill to 20mg per day to see if it would completely get rid of them and since I started the 20mg my headaches and migraines have come back! I have now gone back to the 10mg per day and am hoping it will go back to the almost none existent headaches and migraines. So far so good. So be careful changing your dose otherwise such an amazing life changing pill for me! No side effects for me.

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January 15, 2015 10:08 PM

Review by DSG1960:

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8.0

For Insomnia: I am on 50 mg at night for pain and sleep. I sleep so well that I am sleeping 16-18 hours. I sleep all night then pretty much all the next day. I can't seem to stay awake!!!

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January 15, 2015 6:16 PM

Review by J P UK (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Pain: Diagnosed with atypical facial pain this was the only medication to help. Been on it 3 years 25mg every night , weight gain a side effect.

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January 15, 2015 5:58 AM

Review by McCadden (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Pain: Systemic Lupus for 3 years, severe spinal issues and now a trapped nerve in my buttocks. After no sleep for 5 days I became suicidal. Doc prescribed 10 mg's of Elavil...but it didn't work UNTIL I increased the dose to 30 mg's. NOW I am finally getting sleep and pain relief. This medicine is more effective than Oxycontin, hydromorphone and many other medicines I have taken for pain (ibuprofen, and other OTC medicines.) For me, the key was to increase the dose. Yes, there are side effects - constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness - but this is mild compared to suffering in so much pain that I did not want to live anymore.

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December 26, 2014 6:30 PM

Review by Maiku:

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Pain: Very good

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December 19, 2014 8:17 AM

Review by farmerboy1:

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8.0

For Insomnia: Better than over the counter meds. I take 25 mg. Still wake up through the night a few times but generally go back to sleep in 10-15 minutes.

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December 17, 2014 10:21 AM

Review by cookie3682 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

For Migraine Prevention: This medicine doesn't help with my migraines at all! And it gives me nightmares and very vivid dreams. It also interrupts my sleep.

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December 7, 2014 5:59 AM

Review by Rhondiga (taken for 10 years or more):

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6.0

Endep (amitriptyline) for Fibromyalgia: I have been on Endep for 35 years. I have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and plenty more. In the last six months I have been getting very odd symptoms such as the ones provided within this article!( sudden weight gain, inability to eat properly, tiredness, rounded face,weakness, sore mouth and tongue, to slight more depression, At the moment I am on a doctor treadmill ...everyone from my endocrinologist to a neurologist, GP and many more have put their hands up saying I don't know!! The medicines work really well for fibromyalgia but after some time they can work against you! Please look at the list of side effects. I have a lot of them. Good luck!

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December 3, 2014 11:55 PM

Review by nantsyb3 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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7.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Interstitial Cystitis: I didn't think this medication was working at all, but when I went off of it, I was in more pain than I'd ever experienced before. When I'd been back on it for about ten days, my pain was not gone, but it was certainly more tolerable.

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December 3, 2014 8:44 PM

Review by GBR john (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Diarrhea for around 8 years. After GP tried everything, as a last resort I was prescribed 5mg before bed. The very next morning I was amazed at the difference. It also helped greatly with sleep. After 3 days I took it every other day, then after another week every 2-3 days, and so on. After 6 weeks I didn't need to take it continuously anymore. Only the occasional times when it flared up during the next year or so. 18 months later I was free of the problems and had to dispose of the remaining prescription! It's very underrated from what I have read.

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December 3, 2014 2:11 PM

Review by Nickname already in use:

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6.0

For Migraine Prevention: I was originally prescribed Amitriptyline for pain prevention. I found Amitriptyline to be sedative even on very low doses (5mg). I adjusted to each increase in dose, however I had to stop at 15mg per day as it was too sedative and causing me to be light sleeper. I went back down to 5mg a day for a couple of months. However the medicine wasn't helping much with the pain. I've since been prescribed Nortriptyline.

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November 30, 2014 11:52 PM

Review by IBS sufferer for 28 years (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I was skeptical and did not want to take this. My doctor prescribed Amitriptyline and Citalopram in approx. 1/4 dosage given for depression. I had just gone through the worst 4 four months of my life with debilitating Irritable Bowel Syndrome attacks nearly every day that would last for two to up to 8 hours. I gave in and tried the medications. I have not had a single IBS attack since the very first night I took the medications. It feels like a miracle. My attacks were so bad the thought of dying seemed better than having the attacks regularly. I thank my incredible doctor and God for introducing me to this medicine.

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November 30, 2014 2:49 AM

Review by iomsp:

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2.0

For Migraine Prevention: Currently being 15, I've had migraines about everyday since I was 11 and I was prescribed this medication a few months ago. It worked okay for a few weeks, most days of the week I'd be migraine free. Now though, I get my daily migraines regardless of taking it and I believe I've been heavily hallucinating for the past month or two and I had a night terror. And because of these hallucinations, I haven't been able to sleep well. I get maybe 4-5 hours of sleep everyday. The only positive aspect I can think of is that its helped me socialize better, I'm not so nervous about speaking anymore.

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November 29, 2014 2:43 AM

Review by xavalyss (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Migraine Prevention: My headaches are tension, rather than migraine. However, the pain was just intense and debilitating. I was missing work a couple times a month due to these headaches. Dr. started my on this med and since then I have had only 2 severe headaches. Dr. also told me that if I do still get one of them, this med would relieve the pain much faster and headache would go away faster.

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November 25, 2014 10:51 PM

Review by Danvic (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Fibromyalgia: Works great

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November 24, 2014 9:31 PM

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