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Reviews for Amitriptyline to treat Pain
Review by Cupcak321 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
amitriptyline: I have interstitial cystitis for 15 yrs now. I have tried everything. Lyrica worked great for pain but too many side effects. I am back to amitriptyline. Works really well and very inexpensive versus thousands for Lyrica. I even took it during my three pregnancies. All my babies healthy. Dr said this medicine has been around so long that he was comfortable giving it to me during pregnancy for my pain.
Elavil (amitriptyline): I have been experiencing tremendous constant pain in my right arm and shoulder caused by Multiple Sclerosis nerve pain. I've never experienced such pain before. Not being able to sleep for 5 days a doctor recommended that I take Elavil. I've only taken it for 2 days but I did sleep almost 6 hours last night with little pain. I'm confident that this is going to save my sanity and help with the nerve pain. So far very happy.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Transparent911 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Elavil (amitriptyline): I started taking this medicine 4 months ago for my nerve pain in low dose of 10 mg twice a day and maybe a bit for depression. It does not help at all for the pain but it does help to fall asleep faster and for my mood.
48 users found this comment helpful.
Review by KaylieAnne (taken for less than 1 month):
amitriptyline: I was prescribed this medication for insomnia and depression. I suffer from Lupus, Hashimoto's disease, fibromyalgia, CFS and C-PTSD.
I"ve been on it for about four weeks. I've noticed a significant drop in pain on many days than not. I sleep a solid eight to nine hours a night. I've noticed that I'm calmer, but I'm on a very low dose of 10mg, but will requesting an increase. I also hope to drop my narcotic pain medication intake to ZERO, if this continues to work as well as it has. Getting sleep is a MAJOR issue and one that cannot be undermined when considering the elements that contribute to chronic illness of any kind. This is AMAZING. Dry mouth and night time vertigo during the first few weeks of use.
61 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I suffered with chronic pain for about seven years. Went to many specialist who told me either nothing was wrong or I had fibromyalgia. I tried all medications out there for pain, muscle relaxers, anti-depressants and medication for epilepsy. As well as meds for fibro. Nothing helped. Finally I found a new Nerologist who put me on a combo of Amitriptyline and Prozac. I am on both the smallest doses. It has been a miracle for my pain. I wish I would have known about this 7 years ago. My biggest problem with it is weight gain like 13 pounds. My diet has not changed and I took up running. But no weight comes off. I guess I rather have less pain and be a little over weight then skinny and in tons of pain:)
43 users found this comment helpful.
Review by finally pain free (taken for less than 1 month):
amitriptyline: After 10 years of chronic abdominal pain, a bunch of tests, multiple doctors telling me to take ompeprazole with no relief I am now 90% pain free. I started taking Endep 1 week ago and have increased to 20 mg. It makes me a little sleepy but I take it 2 hrs before bed anyway. My new doc narrowed it down to overactive nerves and she nailed it. I'm now getting better quality of life and am happy that I have found this med. For me it's really worked well.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Endep (amitriptyline): I have fibromyalgia and take Tramadol 150mg daily. Recently had a flare of trigeminal neuralgia and widespread neuropathic pain and Tramadol was not working for this. Doctor put me back onto Endep, which I had given up previously as the side effects were very strong. Am now on only 5mg at 7pm and find sleep and pain relief much better. Still feel hungover in the morning.
26 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I've been on this medicine for a week now, and its changed my life. I have been suffering with chronic nerve pain, severe depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder for a very long time.
Now I am sleeping well, feeling cheery, no suicidal thoughts, anger, less pain, no anxiety, or obsessions. Its a miracle, to alleviate pretty much all of my issues and I'm only on 10-20mg at night. No side effects.
80 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I can't believe that after 3 years of severe widespread neuropathic pain of unknown origin, I am sleeping 8-10 hours and have had total pain reduction from about a 8 at worst to now a 1.5
I've only been on 10 mg at night for 3 days. I hope it's not coincidence or placebo affect.
A bit drowsy and a dizzy spell today. But completely worth it.
I'm falling asleep faster now. My mood seems to be more calm as well. I hope to get off of oxycodone now.
52 users found this comment helpful.
Review by feelgoodgal (taken for less than 1 month):
amitriptyline: I have been on Amitriptyline for only 5 days for chronic low back and leg pain that has plagued me for years, to the point of sleep and work related disruptions. I've popped a zillion pain killers and anti-inflammatories. Now taking only 10 mg of this medicine at night, no other medicines, and I feel better than I have in years, am virtually pain free and feel very energetic. I'd say it's a miracle. I wish it had been prescribed years ago.
80 users found this comment helpful.
Endep (amitriptyline): I am taking Endep 100mgs at night for nerve pain in my lower left leg & the outer side of my right leg. The nerve pain was intolerable and I seriously was suicidal. I have been on Endep as well as Baclofen and Epilim, for 7 years & can now enjoy my life so much more. The down side is loss of libido and dry mouth, but without Endep I could not enjoy my life at all.
65 users found this comment helpful.
Elavil (amitriptyline): This medicine is AMAZING for pain. I have trigeminal neuralgia and I take it at night. It gives you a calm feeling and makes you not care about the pain. I just had my dose doubled and it takes a few days to get used to the medicine and/or new levels and the higher dose knocked me out for literally two days, just like when it was first prescribed. But I can't rave about it enough.
76 users found this comment helpful.
Endep (amitriptyline): Started taking 10mg then up to 25 for severe long term migraines/ headaches. Meds work well, am considering lowering dosages and getting off medicines all together to start family now though.
28 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I have been taking Amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia and have found it has worked well up until recently when I was put on Mirtazapine for depression. Since then I have noticed the joint pain has increased markedly.
22 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I have had chronic upper back pain for almost 15 years and have tried diazepam, ibuprofen, tramadol and finally codeine. The codeine were the main ones which worked but I noticed I began taking them when I had no pain and realized I had become dependent very quickly with awful withdrawals when stopping them. My doctor had also prescribed me with Prozac for PMDD which gave me an irregular heartbeat. She decided to take me off codeine and Prozac and give me a low 10mg nightly dose of amitriptyline instead. What difference they have made. I've believed for a year that only codeine would work for pain and they helped with my mood too. How wrong I was! Amitriptyline keeps me pain free and I sleep like a baby and wake up feeling so refreshed!
54 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: This is an update to my previous post, about 4 months ago. Now, through close monitoring and guidance by my doctor, I am taking 40 mg of the amitriptyline around 10am and 20 mg around 10pm. Side effects at this dosage are insignificant (dry mouth, bitter taste, sometimes sleepy 3 hours after morning dose) considering I am getting much relief from the constant pushing/pulling. I rated 8 this time because this amount seems the most I can take. I'm so grateful for having about 15 days and evenings where I can sit normally to watch T.V or read, not having to have to be lying down. So I encourage any people with transformed migraines to ask your doctor about trying it. I forgot to mention that I can finally get REM sleep now. No more Ambien.
20 users found this comment helpful.
Endep (amitriptyline): 10mg used to provide a pain free nights sleep. I have a pinched sciatic nerve. After cortizone injection under general anesthetic I experienced cramps that disturbed my sleep. This medicine is now giving me a good nights sleep and I wake refreshed in the morning.
102 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: Hello, I would like to share my positive experience of taking Amytriptyline as it has truly helped save my life. I was prescribed this for acute and chronic pains in my legs which were also affecting my sleep. The pain was like searing stabbing pain. I was also suicidal.
I was started on amitriptyline 10mg and was also told it would help with my other myriad of symptoms - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, weak bladder, insomnia, anxiety, etc. At first, it caused numbness in my fingers and toes and on waking and going to the bathroom I had dizzy spells, my vision was a bit weird. The doctor told me to half my dose to 5mg and although it took a few months, I gradually started to feel better and all of my symptoms improved. I hope to gradually take less so I am not dependent forever.
75 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: I have neurological Lyme Disease and I currently take 20 mg a night. I also take Panadeine forte for breakthrough pain, Without the medication I wouldn't be able to work. It helps me sleep also which is a huge bonus. I was reluctant to take it at first because of my experience of being told the illness was in my head. A good caring doctor convinced me of its efficacy. I would recommend it as a first port of call.
37 users found this comment helpful.
Elavil (amitriptyline): After 12 years of dealing with EVERY DAY a tugging and pulling feeling in my brain, causing me to be determined disabled. I have a new doctor who yesterday started me on 10mg Elavil. I came to this website to read the comments to see if I dared believe that I could be feeling like I was finally given a miracle that might cure my diagnosed "transformed migraine" condition! TODAY, for the FIRST time in 12 years, there is no debilitating tugging and pulling, although I feel sleepy and I do feel a slight steady "pull".
71 users found this comment helpful.
Elavil (amitriptyline): I have been on a 75mg of Elavil for over a year now for degenerative disc decease and 2 bad knees, it helps me sleep but the pain is still bad even with a morphine patch and oxycodone, but maybe my case is a rare one.
41 users found this comment helpful.
Elavil (amitriptyline): 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.
59 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: 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.
34 users found this comment helpful.
amitriptyline: 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.
27 users found this comment helpful.
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