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7.5/10 Average Rating

30 Ratings with 14 User Reviews

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Review by ManicCatAli (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Amitriptyline has helped my insomnia by a ten fold. I have issues staying asleep due to my fibromyalgia and anxiety. I sleep all night for once. Unfortunately it has side effects: - No Appetite - Impotence - Daytime Drowsiness - Constipation

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Review by wa9mrn:

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9.0

Helped me sleep through the night with no side effects.

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October 1, 2013 11:33 AM

Review by KAT2603 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I have really, really bad insomnia. I'm up for 3 -4 days straight and after my doctor prescribed me a combination of zopiclone and amitriptyline I'm able to sleep 4-5 hours but your body can become tolerant after a while meaning you may have to increase your dosage. I've had to do this but what I've started to do is try to keep really busy throughout the day and IF needed at night I'll take a smaller dose than prescribed to me or try to go a few days without it then take my regular dose.

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June 28, 2013 3:37 PM

Review by CP343434:

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4.0

I was put on Elavil to treat sleep deprivation and for pain relief. Took it for four days. It did not help with the pain and it kept me up instead of putting me to sleep. For the first two days I slept for maybe 3 hours total (slept for one hour, woke up for about an hour, fell asleep for an hour, up again, etc.) then the last two days I went for two days straight with no sleep. Very frustrating.

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March 9, 2013 8:16 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Worked wonders for sleep but I'm constantly hungry. I exercise 3 times per week to help keep the weight off. If weight is an issue this might not be the medicine for you.

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March 18, 2012 1:07 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

After my sister died when I was 12 years old I had a hard time sleeping. Only only getting 3 hours of sleep at a time. My doctor prescribed Elavil and it worked immediately. I can finally concentrate on task that I could not do before. I am taking 200 mg of Elavil.

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August 12, 2011 1:09 AM

Review by lozano B:

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9.0

I used Elavil for 2 months I use it only as needed. When I do use it works like a miracle.

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April 26, 2011 2:06 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I have a very high tolerance for a lot of pain medications due to pain issues. Your body always needs more and more to produce the same effect until almost nothing works. Fortunately, this type of medication doesn't affect me that way. Although I guess it is mainly used for depression. It has worked like a charm for me to get my body to sleep much longer. And I have never had to increase the dose. The only drawback for me with this medication is that when I do wake up I am pretty groggy for about 45 minutes.

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November 7, 2010 1:21 AM

Review by badkatz:

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1.0

It did not help me fall or stay asleep. I took this medication for 3 months. I started out at 25 mg and worked my way up (per doctors orders), to 100 mg. It still did nothing. I weaned myself off of it and it was like I had never taken anything in the first place.

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May 28, 2010 5:11 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

Took for 1 month at 25 mg. Worked well for the insomnia -weird dreams aside- but stopped due to 14 lbs weight gain and constant feeling of impending bowel motion.

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April 20, 2010 2:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I took Elavil for two years and slept like a champ! I tried everything else on the market, prescription, herbal, over the counter and nothing worked like this did.

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October 6, 2009 3:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

I take Elavil for insomnia and without it I have a terrible time trying to fall asleep.

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July 21, 2009 11:01 PM

Review by Scotishtess:

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8.0

I used this for a year for insomnia, but once my sleep cycle got better they took me off of it. I am going to ask for it again as I have been reduced to 3 to 4 hours of sleep once more. I hope it works as well now as it did 20 years ago.

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June 23, 2009 11:38 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I was prescribed Elavil to help me sleep. I use to toss and turn and think about the day, the next day, and the day after. I take this medication and I am asleep within 20 minutes. I sleep all night without waking up. I also take it to get a complete night sleep to refresh my body to fight the next day with fibromyalgia.

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April 22, 2008 11:42 PM

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