User Reviews for Elavil
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Reviews for Elavil to treat Anxiety and Stress
Review by anonymous1224365:
This medication has been very effective for my anxiety. I've taken 75mg for the past 9yrs. No more heart palpitations or tightness in my chest. I have tried others prior to the Elavil, but found I woke up with a hangover and a out of body feeling. If Ii forget to order refill before I run out it takes a 3 days to feel the effects.
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September 23, 2014 11:54 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Tried SSRI antidepressants for two years. No relief until took this medicine.
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May 21, 2013 10:34 PM
Review by Meechie (taken for 5 to 10 years):
I have been taking Elavil for over 5 years now and I must say it has changed my whole outlook completely. I was diagnosed as bi-polar, depressed and an insomniac. This medication has improved all three of my conditions.
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November 14, 2012 8:08 PM
Review by Mrs.F.:
I'm bipolar. I've been on various medicines for almost 10 years. Well, my Dad died a few months ago. The depression and anxiety was so bad I could not function. My Doctor prescribed this along with my 40mg of Celexa. It took about a month -6 weeks before I felt any better. But I also have chronic pain from spinal arthritis. This medication has helped me get my life back! But in the process, I've gained 20lbs in 8 weeks and I was already overweight. Its helped with my chronic pain and with the depression. I love how I feel on this but not the weight gain.
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March 21, 2011 9:14 PM
Review by voncha:
I've only been on Elavil 62.5mg since last night and I slept all the way through the night and woke up not so tired this morning. I was on 25mg at first but didn't work then up to 50mg and that didn't work. Now I am trying this dose and I feel so much better. I hope it continues to work for me at this dose. I took it about five hours before bedtime and I felt tired and went to bed five hours later after taking it at 6:20pm.
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December 3, 2010 12:27 PM
Review by Anonymous:
I've been on Elavil for three years and it has been a God-send: Ironically, I was seeing a Gastrointestinal doctor until she recommended that I "stop and smell the roses more." Combined with therapy sessions for about a year, I worry less as I see more of what really is worth getting worked up over -- not a whole lot. One can be passionate about certain things such as family and country and life, but other things are less, way-less significant. Elavil has taught me how to best sort out what some things are worth worrying over and not. I take 100mg/day at 8pm normally and I sleep well at night, and feel good generally about how things will be throughout the next day. I love the smell of roses.
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August 2, 2009 12:14 AM
Review by Anonymous:
This medication gave me my life back. It truly does help with panic attacks.
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July 21, 2009 11:08 PM
Review by theiceman:
Finally found a drug which relieved my anxiety. 25mg before bed and it changed my life.
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July 18, 2009 8:58 AM
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