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5.8/10 Average Rating

24 Ratings with 19 User Reviews

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

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7.0

Take at night, and once I fall asleep, it helps. Doesn't stop the pain/discomfort of trying to get comfortable to fall asleep.

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August 24, 2014 4:10 PM

Review by Shelle518 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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7.0

While it doesn't take away all the pain it has helped with the tiredness and the feeling that I was wearing a lead suit. I still have bad days but so far I am pleased with this medication. It has helped me more than any other medication that I have tried.

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February 26, 2014 1:11 AM

Review by Yikes!:

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8.0

I have only been taking Elavil for two weeks but I've been in pain for twenty years, I also have big problems sleeping and staying asleep. Since I started Elavil I have less pain plus I sleep well. I actually had a no pain day which I have not had in a long time.

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September 30, 2013 2:33 PM

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

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5.0

I was diagnosed 14 yrs ago with Fibromyalgia. My doctor prescribed Elavil.10 mg. per day. It helped me sleep better but heart began beating to fast and was discontinued. Helped a little with pain.

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September 30, 2013 7:05 AM

Review by Minders8:

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3.0

Helped me fall asleep, but I didn't stay asleep so it had no real impact in helping my pain.

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January 9, 2013 11:49 AM

Review by ewhynot:

Elavil has been a life-saver for me. I have fibromyalgia and SAD. My ability to sleep through the night with Elavil has been amazing. Previously I would wake up too early and not be able to sleep until it was time to get up. I was a wreck and thought I'd have to give up my job because I couldn't function on 4-5 hours of sleep. I find that I need 15 mg in winter months and only 10 with longer daylight days.

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October 15, 2011 5:26 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Helps well with my anxiety as well!

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April 18, 2011 2:37 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

This medicine is a major player in my fibromyalgia. It helps me sleep through the night, because it reduces the pain at night. I went off it for a week and I never slept more then 2 hours continuously for that week. I give this medicine a thumbs up for that reason. It doesn't help at all for the pain I have ALL DAY.

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April 4, 2011 8:36 PM

Review by Jasper07:

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2.0

I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, was beginning to feel like I am losing my mind. I am 29 yrs old and some days can barely walk I hurt so bad. I have been on Elavil for headaches 10 mg is all I can handle as it knocks me out. It helps to prevent the headaches but I hurt so bad still. Thankful to be rid of headaches but wish the doctor would help!

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January 17, 2011 11:23 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

I started taking Elavil at the onset of my Fibromyalgia in 1997, had great sleep and was able to continue my work and study without pain. In early 2010 I read the side effects of the medicine and recognized what was happening to me. I had been falling for no reason, broke an ankle, lumbar vertebrate, thumb and many bruises. I had dry mouth so bad could hardly talk, could not remember my words I wanted to say, and lost all sex drive. I slowly removed myself off of the Elavil with the help of my doctor. I have had lots of pain since February 2010 and cannot find a medicine to help me with my sleep and pain, but I will not use Elavil again. I have not fallen, lost my memory or had any other side effects of this medicine since.

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November 2, 2010 12:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I have had great success with this medicine. It is meant to help you achieve sleep levels 3 and 4. It is meant to make you drowsy. Take it at night a couple of hours before you want to fall asleep. Poor sleep is a big problem with fibromyalgia. I have had fibro for 20 years. I still work full time, retail 56 hours a week. Yea it's tough some days. You have to keep moving.

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October 19, 2010 8:56 PM

Review by red65:

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9.0

I first started out at 50mg of Elavil almost 2 years ago. It was like instant heaven! I am a horrible insomniac and with Elavil I was getting good quality sleep and woke up feeling rested. I was also on Lyrica at the time. For a while both of them together had me feeling a lot better. Unfortunately I have a very high tolerance to any medicine. I am now at 150mg Elavil. I can't imagine going any higher yet my pain is increasing so I don't know what will happen when I totally max out at this level. I no longer take Lyrica as I became tolerant. Savella seems to help with fibromyalgia fog but it doesn't touch my pain. Give it a try.

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May 25, 2010 12:59 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

I turned into a total zombie on this. Literally could not get out of bed! Doctors throw this at you when you first get diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

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January 30, 2010 10:30 AM

Review by amauriaalex:

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7.0

I started on 25 mg of Elavil for 1 month and recently increased to 50mg. The Elavil has worked well to some extent. I didn't have very many side effects and I am hoping that it will continue to give me positive results.

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October 19, 2009 6:14 PM

Review by barbie anne:

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6.0

I started on Elavil about 15 yrs ago for fibromyalgia. It brought me a lot of relief at first but it stopped working for me. I still take it but the doctor wants me to take a lessor mg. I was up to 100mg but now I am down to 20mg. She said that the Elavil made my heart beat really fast. It can also make your blood sugar go up or down.

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September 7, 2009 10:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

I have been on 100mg for 1 year now. Works great for sleep and pain. Downfall, I have gained 50lbs.

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June 19, 2009 3:10 AM

Review by kjg6:

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1.0

This medicine did not help my fibromyalgia at all. I had Doctor after Doctor ask me to take it as I searched for answers and relief. I finally had to stand up for myself and refuse to take it because it has such a strong effect on me. I felt like a zombie each time I tried it. This is regardless of how small the dose was. The medicine did nothing to ease my pain or any of my other fibromyalgia symptoms.

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May 28, 2009 8:59 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

Started with 25mg in 1987, increased to 100mg recently. Overall not that much different than the others, gained a lot of weight as with Neurontin, but it did help sleep and mood issues.

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May 25, 2009 4:31 AM

Review by mikeal:

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5.0

I have just started to use Elavil - this is my third day of taking this medication and I already feel a little better.

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May 1, 2009 7:44 AM

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