User Reviews for Amitriptyline
Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip
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|Somatoform Pain Disorder||2 reviews||0 medications|
|Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome||15 reviews||0 medications|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||2 reviews||5 medications|
|Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome||1 reviews||2 medications|
|Interstitial Cystitis||33 reviews||28 medications|
|Dysthymia||1 reviews||3 medications|
|Urinary Incontinence||1 reviews||49 medications|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||30 reviews||132 medications|
|Anxiety and Stress||43 reviews||9 medications|
|Migraine Prevention||170 reviews||32 medications|
|Dysautonomia||1 reviews||53 medications|
|Pain||100 reviews||1041 medications|
|Depression||39 reviews||77 medications|
|Insomnia||90 reviews||109 medications|
|Vulvodynia||8 reviews||9 medications|
|Burning Mouth Syndrome||3 reviews||12 medications|
|Fibromyalgia||52 reviews||19 medications|
|Pudendal Neuralgia||1 reviews||0 medications|
|Summary of Amitriptyline reviews||594 reviews||8.2|
Reviews for Amitriptyline
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!"
LKR15 March 1, 2015
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For Anxiety and Stress: "I've been taking this medication for about 6 months now to help treat my insomnia issues and my migraines which have disabled me at 20 years old.. It's helped a lot. I only take 10mg because I am sensitive to medication and always have been... Because it's a form of anti-depressant I was stressed to try it because Zoloft made me insane and I was afraid I'd get the same way on this... To my surprise, after going 6 years without any medication, this has worked really well. No dizziness like other meds have caused. I do get slight dry mouth. If I wake up at night it's short lived and I go back to sleep. I don't feel 'doped' up when I wake up either just able to fall asleep again.. I would recommend this medication! side effects: Dry Mouth."
Kayla bunker (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 27, 2015
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For Insomnia: "Nothing I tried help me at all. But when I went to my doctor for sleeplessness and bad headaches with migraines. I was given Amitriptyline 75mg before bed. I sleep so soundly now. This stuff was a God send to me."
dawnfaye February 25, 2015
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For Pain: "After recovering from a brain tumour and having it removed, I suffered from awful pains in my eyes, I think it was eye strain from reading and using the iPad whilst recovering. I was desperate for the pain to go away, trying alsorts of pain killers sometimes taking more than I should have. Until my great doctor prescribed amitriptyline, after a few days I felt relief. I'm now pain free and now limit my time on the iPad."
Julesdancing8 February 25, 2015
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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."
Hhf (taken for less than 1 month) February 24, 2015
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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..."
Davex2 February 22, 2015
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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."
Wendals (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 20, 2015
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For Insomnia: "I have taken over the counter sleep aid for 7 years and the past year they stopped working for me and I would fall asleep but would wake up several times a night and it would take me 2-3 hours to go back to sleep so I asked my doctor for something better and she started me on this medicine 25mg a night at bedtime for sleep and pain and I've been taking it for 2 weeks now and I sleep so good and if I wake up I go right back to sleep and I wake up in the morning with no pain and feeling refreshed."
shayla7902 (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2015
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For Depression: "I've had severe anxiety my whole life paired with depression and bipolar disorder. Ever since I was a child, I've had chronic migraines and headaches, especially at ages where I just shouldn't be having them. My doctor prescribed me this to calm me down and help stabilize my brain activity, so as to halt the anxiety and depression he thought was causing my headaches and migraines. The pill worked fine after the first few doses, but I guess my body developed a tolerance. Now, when I don't take it, I'm extremely nervous and my depressive tendencies skyrocket. My headaches and migraines never went away. I feel that this pull had a negative effect on me rather than actually helping, and I will be consulting my doctor for something else."
klsheuns (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2015
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Endep (amitriptyline) for Insomnia: "I have been taking Endep 10 for approx 3 weeks and have I used a variety of sleeping meds. Endep is the best by far. I take it 3 hours prior to sleep and have no problems getting to sleep and if I do wake during the night I go back to sleep straight away. It can make me a little drowsy in the morning but nothing like other meds."
Jandal February 2, 2015
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For Somatoform Pain Disorder: "I can't rate this medicine enough as the doctor said to me it saved his life. I know what he means by that now. I suffer with depression and was on sertraline. However it caused me problems in sleeping and staying asleep. For years I also suffered pain in all parts of my body which caused me to have panic attacks too often. So with sleep being the problem and no more sleeping tablets left or allowed to get a doctor prescribed amitriptyline. So I started and from day 1 it changed my life. I can sleep well and no longer have panic attacks over pain and have 90% less pains anyway. I also still take sertraline 100mg and amitriptyline 60mg. so it has sorted my somatiziation disorder and sleep probs. Miracle."
newbeginning15 February 1, 2015
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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!"
sassanne (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 28, 2015
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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."
lou8204 (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2015
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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."
Harrow (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2015
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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!"
steph31 January 15, 2015
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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."
steph31 January 15, 2015
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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."
McCadden (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2014
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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!"
Rhondiga (taken for 10 years or more) December 3, 2014
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