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User Reviews for Amitriptyline (Page 6)

Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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Summary of Amitriptyline reviews 706 reviews 8.3

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For Fibromyalgia: "I also have Fibromyalgia and Stenosis, and for five years my doctors prescribed many different medications.....finally I have a combination that puts me to sleep, KEEPS me asleep (before I'd wake up a dozen times a night) and I have NO side effects. I'm taking 90mg of Cymbalta once a day, 7.5 Norco three times a day, 10mg Valium three times a day and Elavil 25mg at bed time. I still have pain and stiffness but I can sleep thru the night. My mood has improved and I'm better able to deal with my health issues and life situations. It took a long time to get to this point but it was well worth the wait as I am sleeping 8-10 hours a night now, my dark circles are nearly gone and I'm happier because I feel rested."

   
9.0

It Works November 5, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "This has helped a lot. Less over thinking, more positive first thing. It actually worked for me"

   
10

nunz November 5, 2015

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For Pain: "Have been suffering nerve damage pain on my leg after having 3 slipped discs for more than 1.5 years and tried a lot of pain relief tablets but didn't like the side affects from them plus I still had the pain. My dr perscribed me these, must admit I really didn't think they would be any good but was surprised from the moment I took the first tablet, the pain had greatly decreased so after a week I started to take 2 every evening after dinner and I hardly know myself. Pain free. And the only side affect is feeling a bit sleepy, hence taking then in the evening."

   
10

Smurf100067 November 4, 2015

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: "For a long time it seemed that everything I ate would cause my belly to swell so I looked pregnant. My constipation and belly pain also worsened significantly the last few years. After a battery of testing it was determined that I had SIBO and IBS-C. After treatment with the antibiotics, my bloat was better but not gone. Tried linzess for the constipation but I hated it. Then doctor prescribed Amitiza for constipation and Amitriptine 25mg at night for bloat and pain. It has SAVED me. The pain is gone and the bloat is almost gone! Plus, the side effects work to my advantage. Don't get up to pee 4 times a night anymore and I have never slept better! Dry mouth is pretty bad but I will take that over the pain, any day."

   
10

Byebyebloat November 4, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "The only thing that I have noticed is that I talk in my sleep, and I can hear myself talking but I can't remember what I've said."

   
9.0

Roci (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 1, 2015

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For Pain: "After one year of MRI, CT scan, ultrasound exams for unexplained sharp chest pain (neuropathic, possible neuroma) I was prescribed 10 mg amytriptiline to be taken at night. After 2 months this has brought me back to normal having failed wth all other medications including tramadol. No symptoms at all now though it was necessary to persevere as it took about a month to kick in. Worth trying if you have drawn a blank with everything else..."

   
10

Peter 1955 October 31, 2015

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For Depression: "I am an ex heroin user and currently been on a methadone programme for fifteen years I'm on propranalol for anxiety and chlorpromazine 50 mgs for psychotic episodes also on serequel 200mg day 250 mg at night my psychiatrist put me on amitriptyline 50mgs for depression and really bad anxiety I haven't felt so good in years get a great nights sleep and I take it during day helps anxiety attacks I was constipated really bad for years and now I can go every day excellent results for me"

   
10

sac32 Scotland girl October 31, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I take 50mg endep since i was 13 ive been taking these my ex nearly overdoesed being stupid on them i take 2 to 4 a night and i get so much help i sleep better besides broken sleep and heebbie jeebbies (jount ache) 10% percent of the time i wouldnt be alive if it was for endep. I have no gone fried or stupid from this pill highly recommend this."

backwheeladdict October 30, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I have only taken this drug for 2 nights at a dosage of 10 MG. It has not improved my sleep as of yet. I have just experienced some restless leg syndrome."

   
1.0

multnap October 25, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I have had classical migraine (with aura) since I was 12. They disappeared completely in my 20s but returned when I became pregnant. Following two pregnancies I have had about 6 silent migraines (visual aura but no headache) a year until this year when I started to have alot more (still silent) migraines. I realise I am very lucky to not have full blown headaches, but they have still been incapacitating and scary. After having six migraines in a week I started to take amytriptiline (10mg). I've been taking it now for about 11 weeks and have had three mild migraine auras since then. Seems to be working -- will persevere. No side effects after first week."

   
8.0

vic21 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 25, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Absolutely the worst medicine I have ever been on. I've been on antidepressants for years and they all suppressed my emotions. I was on trazodone for depression/chronic insomnia but unfortunately the medicine quit working for me so my doctor prescribed me amitriptyline 25mg and when I tell you every single horrible emotion was brought forward, I'm not even lying. Everyone around me noticed a difference and I felt trapped but was expressing externally. I had a psychotic break on this medication however I was not suocidal. If I had the power to take this medicine off the market, I'm sorry I would. The range of emotions I had was sadness to anger to agitation and it was on a repeat cycle and I couldn't control it no matter how much I wanted to"

   
1.0

Ashleeyv October 25, 2015

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For Interstitial Cystitis: "I was diagnosed with IC when I was only 15 years old. The doctors were not sure what they should do because I was so young. My doctor decided to put me on amitriptline and immediately I saw improvements. I am now going to be 21 and still taking 50 mg of it every night before bed. This medication is the only one of my many medications (other health problems) that I will never stop taking. I would recommend this medication to anyone struggling with IC pain .definatly talk to your doctor about it!"

   
10

Keri13 October 24, 2015

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Endep (amitriptyline) for Depression: "I was on 75mg of Endep & noticed 2 extreme side effects which lead to me having to stop taking the medication. The first was rapid & excessive weight gain; I gained 6 kgs (13 pounds) within 8 weeks (at 160cm, this is quite a bit of weight). I had no change in my diet, my exercise stayed the same, so the Endep was the only thing that could have caused the weight gain. The second was extreme Night Terrors. These occurred every night & were extremely frightening for myself & family, as I would wake up screaming & kicking every night. This occurred almost immediately after starting the Endep. Since stopping the Endep 2 weeks ago, the Night Terrors have ceased completely, & I have lost 1kg with no change in diet."

   
4.0

affff (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I was prescribed Amitriptyline for Odie Sphincter dysfunction, which is a spasm in the Gallbladder sphincter. The wonderful side affect is my migraines were cured by this as well. NOTE: The smallest dosage of generic amitriptyline is 10 mg. I have gotten the dose down to about 1.5 mg by breaking each 10 mg into 8ths. This has eliminated the constipation I was experiencing at the higher dose, and costs me about $10/year for prescription."

   
10

Karcher1398 (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 15, 2015

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Endep (amitriptyline) for Fibromyalgia: "I'm on 150 and it doesn't do anything"

   
3.0

Frannyyyyyy October 13, 2015

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For Pain: "I have rsd. This medicine takes away the pain almost instantly I love it. I can have my life back after taking this"

   
10

Lizzie1994wigley (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I would get migraines that would last for 4 days... triggered by someone walking by smoking e cigarette or aspartame... I started elavil and I noticed the difference within days..."

   
9.0

sabbaab October 6, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "Cured my migraines within the week, though eventually went off of the medication due to its side effects. Blood rushed to head every time I stood up causing me to faint once, and extremely dry mouth."

   
8.0

hmpdj (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2015

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For Pain: "I lost my hand in a car accident about 3 year's ago I got rsd because of that. Nothing truly helped my pain until I got on Amitriptyline. With chronic pain it takes all your energy but Amitriptyline helped me get my life back. I still have very bad days but I'm able to clean again play with my kids. Thank too Amitriptyline I love life again."

   
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Shelley bell (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 2, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I started getting tension headaches everyday for months around the same time late in the afternoon. No matter where I was, the cycle would continue and cause stress due to the headache. A GP started me in 10mg daily. It takes about two weeks to feel the effects. This drug has greatly reduced my pain and helped break the cycle. Side effects are morning drowsiness, occasionally blurry vision, and sleepiness."

   
9.0

Alanomallet October 1, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I find this good as a sleep aid but it does leave me feeling dopey in morning for a while & also kills sexual function!"

   
6.0

missmouse1955 September 30, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "After reading some of the reviews I just want to say that amitriptyline is not prescribed to help with the daily pain of fibromyalgia. It is used to help ease the other symptoms it can cause. If you are taking it in hopes that your daily aches and pains are going to go away then I suggest you see a different doctor and try something else. I take Savella also and that has helped me a great deal. But I am using amitriptyline because I suffer from tension headaches and migraines. Out of the month, I can go every day with a headache. I have not been on it long enough to give you a full review but since I have been on it I can say that I am sleeping much better and my headaches are getting better. I have been on it for a little more than a week."

   
7.0

malloryb September 29, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I give it an 8 or 10.....the other end would be a 1/10 :) DO NOT take this during your waking hours...Yeesh This was prescribed for pain related to Neuropathy. I was told to take one before sleep and I would be good to go. Suffice to say, I have no idea if I hurt in my sleep because THIS PILL is the proverbial sledge hammer. I have an odd metabolism. I take one AROUND 4pm and I start yawning by 9....and do not wake for a MINIMUM of 12 hours. SO! If you need sleep...this will do it. If you need pain relief at night...well, I suppose if you are unconscious, that works as well :) Sometimes I wake with back pain from having to pee so bad. if your bladder is weak, you may have "other" issues"

   
8.0

Gibberish September 28, 2015

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For Pain: "Chronic severe pain from fibromyalgia, Crowns, degenerative disease, arthritis and more. Just went to see a new psychiatrist and he prescribed 50mg nightly for depression and anxiety. I am almost pain free. I can't believe all the docs I've had over the years never thought of this. It is definitely is worth talking to your doc about it is truly a Godsend !"

   
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momspebbles (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I have migraine and depression. I couldn't sleep before and had at least four migraine attacks every month. A GP started me on Amitriptyline 25 mg every night for migraine prevention but she doesn't know that I also have depression (diagnosed by a psychiatrist). Now I'm able to sleep well, and only have migraines one or two times a month. Depression is more manageable now since I get enough sleep. Killing two birds with one stone, ha."

   
9.0

anna nolan September 25, 2015

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