User Reviews for Amitriptyline

Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

amitriptyline for Insomnia: Took it for depression, anxiety and insomnia. It has taken just under 2 months at 75mg daily to kick in properly, but when it did, I found it to be a God send! I've been taking it for 4 months now, and cannot remember last time I felt anxious, and my sleep is best its ever been. Side effects are dissapearing slowly, and I feel very happy, and look forward to the future again. Highly recommend.

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November 6, 2012 1:53 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I suffered with Migraines since I was about 12. I am now 36. My migraine attacks went from moderate to severe after the birth of my daughter. I would get attacks which would last for 10 days and would mimic symptoms of a stroke. I tried Sandomigran which I gained 8 kg in 3 weeks. Topamax was far worse which felt like my whole body was burning. I'm now on a combination of Zoloft 100 mg and Elavil starting at 10 mg. Generally you're not supposed to mix the 2 because it can cause "serotonin syndrome" which can be life threatening. However my neurologist and psychiatrist are keeping a close eye on me. So far Elavil has had the least side effects. I started on 10 mg and will double dose in 2 weeks. I did notice less neck and head pain.

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November 2, 2012 10:54 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
6.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Pain: I'm on 200 mg at night. I know it's more than most people. I have chronic pain from degenerative bone disease plus I'm bipolar. This med is old school but it has helped me more than any of the newer meds. It is worth trying if other meds haven't helped.

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November 1, 2012 9:32 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
4.0

amitriptyline for Pain: I have tried Cymbalta, tramadol, gabapentin, Lyrica, and other but this medicine took all my pain away. This pill only took my pain away for 8 months then it wasn't as effective. Also made me gain a lot of weight. I still take it because it removes my pain after taking it last a few hours. Also the medication helps me sleep. It will knock you out.

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November 1, 2012 8:26 AM
Review by just512 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

amitriptyline for Pain: Three years ago I developed bad pain, numbess and tingling in my right arm, I was referred for physio and was told I had a trapped nerve in my neck. The pain hung around for a couple of months but then I was prescribed amitriptyline. Within two weeks the pain had stopped. Not sure if this was down to the medicine or was just a coincidence but the pain has now come back so I will be trying it again.

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October 23, 2012 5:10 PM
Review by slaytonchristy1967 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
1.0

amitriptyline for Pain: This medication caused me to have very horrible nightmares to the point where I would not go to sleep until I was taken off the medicine.

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September 11, 2012 1:52 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
3.0

amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia: Took this for leg pain that was from unknown cause, possibly pinched nerve or peripheral neuropathy. It seemed to help some with pain, maybe 30% reduction at 25mg dose. But I was sleeping 20 hours a day, real groggy when awake, and having severe stomach pains and constipation. I stopped after 2 weeks of this. I thought it was just side effects but my doctor diagnosed it as an allergic reaction.

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September 2, 2012 3:56 AM
Review by denise pierre (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia: I take it for sleep. Started on a low dose and increased later. I am not on 75mg per day. It is not expensive and is an old medicine so side effects are well studied. Only issue is that if I miss one dose you can feel depressed. Sleep is a huge part to conquering this. I have noted a huge difference in my sleep and how I feel on a morning. I am better able to work as well. Brain coming back.

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August 23, 2012 10:11 AM
Review by Ebelleboo2 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

amitriptyline for Pain: I have been on Amitriptyline 50 mg at night for 3 weeks and my pain has subsided a little. I have rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia so I have been living in chronic pain for many years. I am also on Prednisone 9 mgs daily, which my Rheumatologist is tapering me off of slowly. I also am on Hydrocodone 10 mgs, 2 tablets 4 times daily. My doctor just increased the Amitriptyline to 100 mgs at night. I will share my experience with this dose in another 3 weeks or so.

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August 20, 2012 10:27 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: Helped my migraines a lot! However had severe constipation, gained 45lbs in 6 months, gave me night terrors and caused me to have slight depression. For migraines though it was great but due to all the side effects I was having, I have since switched. I would recommend Elavil to migraine sufferers it worked for me!

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August 14, 2012 10:45 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: Elavil is great. I take 50 mg at night. It has helped with migraines, anxiety and depression. It is very cheap and very effective. I take it with Pristiq and Klonopin (as needed).

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August 11, 2012 11:08 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Depression: Felt a bit groggy at first but now I'm good! Mood swings cut way down now that I'm sleeping!

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August 8, 2012 3:36 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia: Caused blurred vision and left me feeling drowsy.

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July 30, 2012 11:38 AM
Review by kksf1485 (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I've had migraines for ten years now (from the age of 16) which increased in severity to the point that I was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke. I started on amitriptyline 5mg once a day which reduced the severity of the migraines but didn't stop them altogether. I was advised that I could increase this to 20mg a day and since then (4 months) have been migraine free.

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July 16, 2012 1:50 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
7.0

amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia: Last night was my first dose. Half of a amitriptyline 25mg tablet. I took it at quarter to midnight, but did not finally fall asleep until around 5AM. I slept for almost twelve hours. I guess I need to take it earlier if it doesn't knock me out like I expected. The light hurts my eyes today. I can't look out my window. Artificial light isn't as bad, but still hurts. Despite these problems, I feel more clear than I have in months. Maybe even years. Any pain that I have is very slight, so I'm thinking that's why my doctor wanted me to take ibuprofen with this - because it will actually be able to help with my pain now. This is only after my first dose, but I am pretty excited. I can move around the house again like a normal person!

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July 15, 2012 6:25 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

amitriptyline for Pain: I lived with chronic neck and shoulder pain and when my sleep became affected, I went into anxiety and depression. I've been on amitriptyline for twenty years and I will never come off it. My daughter recently had pain and anxiety. Doctors prescribed medicines that sent her heart racing. She used this and one month later she's so much better. I believe this medicine stopped the progression of fibromyalgia for me. It also significantly arrests shingles. The good old medicines are tried and true. Amitriptyline is excellent for many things.

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July 13, 2012 10:43 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I'm from the UK, and have had severe migraine for the past 20 years. They have affected not only me but my family in many ways. I don't know how they put up with it really. I have been taking 10mg at night for the past 3 months and apart from a little sleepiness in the morning it has transformed my life. My migraines initially lessened in intensity to the extent that now I just feel very tired on the days when I would have had one - this I can cope with. My regret is that I did not find out about this medicine sooner as I could have enjoyed my life and my children when they were younger more.

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July 11, 2012 8:48 AM
Review by Shaheed Hasan: User Rating:  
   
10

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I have been suffering from migraine from last 40 years. I used to be almost paralyzed by it everyday. My life suffered in many ways so much that I could not do many things. About 27 yrs before my College Neurologist prescribed me 10 mg amitriptyline every night and next day I would not get migraine. It was nothing less than a miracle. The side effects were also bad as last 27 yrs I fall in sleep in all those awkward places like Movie theater, While in class but I did not stop as at least I did not have migraine. No one would know the extent of migraine unless or until he/she had a first hand experience. My mouth is always dry but I will take the side effects over migraine.

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July 4, 2012 11:54 AM
Review by Kellie <3 (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
7.0

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I take amitriptyline for prevention of migraine with aura. The aura was so bad I couldn't function, dizziness/vertigo, facial numbness, vomiting, light sensitivity and forgetfulness/memory fog. Although I'm not back to "normal" I am able to function. I still experience dizziness from time to time and my memory isn't what it used to be but overall about 85% improvement. I have experienced some weight gain from craving sweets and other junk. Also the first month I was very tired but that stopped. I'm afraid to try something else because I fear the symptoms returning.

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June 23, 2012 11:31 PM
Review by Brian H (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Interstitial Cystitis: Amitriptyline immediately worked wonders on my urinary tract pain. I am almost afraid to say how well it has worked because I do not want to jinx it, but it has done wonders for me. Not sure about the weight gain. Not sure if it is the Amitriptyline or the excessive calories and lack of exercise that has put on the pounds. My guess is it is probably more likely due to my eating and exercise habits. I sleep better at night with a deeper sleep REM. I, too, have vivid dreams and do sleep longer.

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June 22, 2012 2:43 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I took it for 6 weeks. First week 25mg increased to 50mg second week. After 10 days I didn't have a single headache. I loved that! After months of headaches 70% of the day and 2-4 migraines a week it seemed heaven sent. Only thing is it put me into a deep depression. So now I can't take Elavil. Trying Topamax 75mg and its not cutting it. Back to frequent headaches 70% of the day!

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June 21, 2012 6:14 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I had daily migraines for several years. I have been prescribed many different preventatives but was taking 50mg of Imitrex and 4 Tylenol #3 a day for pain relief. Since my neurologist started me on Elavil at 25 mg and finally building up to 50 mg a night (2 months ago) I have only used 2 Imitrex and no more Tylenol with Codeine. This is truly miraculous! The only down side is a 10 lb weight gain. I eat a pretty restricted diet to begin with (no butter or fats, lean meats/fish and no sweets or snack foods). I am trying to further reduce my caloric intake to stop the weight gain. Anyway, I would rather be a little chubby and almost pain free.

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June 18, 2012 2:08 PM
Review by AshP (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I have had migraines since I was a child. Tired of living in pain and having many imobilizing days, at 24 years old I finally sought treatment. I have been taking Amitriptyline for a year, starting at 15mg once every night before bed which did not seem to manage them very well, then increasing to 75mgs before bed. It has worked wonders in managing my migraines. I went from 4 migraines a week to now once a week. I will be returning to Dr. to figure out the next step since I have been a year in overall peace but still have the constant one a week. Only side effect I have noticed is slight weight gain but nothing serious. Amitriptyline has been an enormous aid in my migraine prevention and I am extremely glad to have given it a chance.

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June 4, 2012 10:19 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: Did a decent job of preventing migraines and shortening their duration. Couldn't take full dose as it made me zombie like for a full 24 hours. Also made my heart rate 20-30bpm faster than normal.

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June 1, 2012 8:37 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

amitriptyline for Migraine Prevention: I was assigned this medicine to prevent chronic migraines, which I've been suffering from for about 15 years now. I was given a 25mg once a day at bedtime. I took it ONCE. The following day (yesterday) I couldn't feel anything. Physical or otherwise. I was a zombie. I looked at my children and husband and felt nothing, touched a very hot coffee cup and it didn't register properly. I knew I was touching it and that it was hot but it didn't cause the sensation of pain or heat. I called my doctor simply because I knew that it was something I should do, not because I actually felt I had to. I spoke in a monotone almost the whole day, slurred, and my face was an expressionless mask. Needless to say I'm not on it anymore.

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