User Reviews for Elavil
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Learn more about Elavil.
Reviews for Elavil to treat Insomnia
"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"
ManicCatAli (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 2, 2014
|155 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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. "
KAT2603 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 28, 2013
|90 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
CP343434 March 9, 2013
|72 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
Anonymous August 12, 2011
|49 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
Anonymous November 7, 2010
|97 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
badkatz May 28, 2010
|57 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
Scotishtess June 23, 2009
|62 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
"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."
Anonymous April 22, 2008
|264 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
Learn more about Insomnia
Micromedex® Care Notes:
Symptoms and treatment for:
Drugs.com Health Center:
Mayo Clinic Reference:
More about Elavil (amitriptyline)
- Other brands: Vanatrip