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User Reviews for Amitriptyline

Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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Review by qcathy:

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9.0

For Pain: Dr. started me on Endep 2 months ago for chronic pain in the long bones caused by side effects from Chronic Myaloid Leukaemia medication. It's the first time in nine years that I have felt "almost" normal! It makes me tired so I take it at night. The only drawback is dry mouth and loss of taste. The taste thing is driving me up the wall, and I don't know that I can live with it. So now I have to weigh up the pros & cons of living without tasting my food, or living without pain.

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April 26, 2015 10:06 PM

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

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5.0

For Depression: I have been on this anti-depressant for many years and while it has helped me to sleep, I have had really bad tinnitus, so I won't be taking it again.

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April 20, 2015 5:56 PM

Review by david c. (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I have had IBS since I can remember as a child I thought it was a normal thing cause I've had it all my life. I'm in my 20's now and a few years ago is when my ibs got out of control. I've had many medical visits to the ER for my ibs pain and boy let me tell you the pain is unimaginable. I even contemplated suicide yes I was in that much pain and suffering after many failed attempts from different medications I did my extensive research and pretty much told my doctor that I wanted to try this medication im on 25mg this medication is a miracle why have these doctors been hiding this medication from ibs suffers iam now pain free and I can live my life with my family and enjoy every minute of it please try this medication it does wonders

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April 16, 2015 2:53 AM

Review by kellyratkovic291284:

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10

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I have been taking amitriptyline for 3 months now - I take 10mg morning and night due to how severe my irritable bowel syndrome is. I can eat everything now and have no side effects - I used to have diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps & bad gas every time I ate gluten, dairy, spicy foods, onion, garlic and coffee (I've suffered from IBS for 8 years) This medicine has changed my life.

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April 14, 2015 5:15 AM

Review by Am-I-tripping-Yet (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Insomnia: For me, this is/was a very effective hypnotic. It literally saved my life when I had lost my ability to sleep due to a damaged CNS. I started off at 25 mgs per night and eventually increased my dosage up to 50 mgs per night. Over time I was able to cut my dosage down to ~6 1/4 mgs per night before moving on to a more desirable hypnotic. The biggest down side is its anticholinergic effects...nothing like waking up with a mouth full of sand.

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April 12, 2015 9:40 PM

Review by tricyclics:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I tried many of them. Amitriptyline worked the best. I only took up to 20mg.

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April 11, 2015 3:21 AM

Review by Hudsongrl:

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8.0

For Pain: Been on amitriptyline for 2 weeks for nerve pain after shingles. It has reduced discomfort from an 8 to a 3 most days. I take 10 mg at night and other than some grogginess the first 3-4 days, no side effects. I sleep well on it too.

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April 9, 2015 11:12 PM

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

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10

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I had stomach problem since 2009. I am not going into detail cause no one is interested in my entire experience with IBS. I should say that due to IBS I had to quit university, part time job and worse of all the woman I have been with since many years left me. So I went from being one of the most social people to being one of the most lonely people. A doctor one day wrote me a script for "amitriptyline" I don't need to explain how it effected not only on my stomach but it has brought a great change in my life as a whole, it was just spot on!

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April 9, 2015 11:58 AM

Review by Fat Dave (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Insomnia: Very effective in treating chronic insomnia with very few, minor side effects!

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April 7, 2015 4:18 PM

Review by Charlie P (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Migraine Prevention: Amitriptyline is nothing short of a miracle for me. I used to be plagued by terrible migraines. I've been taking amitriptyline for about 25 years, and I have not had a single migraine in all that time.

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March 25, 2015 6:20 PM

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

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9.0

For Interstitial Cystitis: Started on 10mg of amitriptyline for my Interstitial Cystitis related nerve pain. Went up to 20mg after a month and it has been a miracle at reducing my pain for the last six months that I have been on it. I haven't experienced any weight gain while on it. I felt groggy at first but that went away after a few weeks.

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March 23, 2015 10:46 PM

Review by Lara M.:

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10

For Interstitial Cystitis: I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis several months ago. The pain was so debilitating that I couldn't even see patients for about 3 days (I'm a dentist). The pain brought me to tears. I was afraid that I would have to go on disibility. My new urologist put me on amytripyline a few weeks ago. It worked almost immediately. Most days I'm almost pain-free. I got my life back.

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March 20, 2015 9:37 AM

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

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9.0

For Migraine Prevention: Brought daily migraine headaches down to 1-4 a month

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March 12, 2015 9:17 PM

Review by squeaker71 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: I suffer from post concussion headaches, no other medicine helped. Seemed to make everything worse, sensitive to light headaches, pain in eye and neck. One little pill and its gone slept like a baby ....highly recommend.

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March 11, 2015 9:36 AM

Review by Tawanda619. (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

For Interstitial Cystitis: This medication helps with flare ups and helps me sleep through the night.

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March 10, 2015 4:48 PM

Review by Shaelynn Moon (taken for 10 years or more):

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8.0

For Pain: I've suffered with chronic back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, debilitating chronic migraines and insomnia for 20yrs. For ten of the last 13 I took 150mg amitrptyline with an opiate pain killer and had my pain and migraines under control and quality of life. 3yrs ago my Dr. had to retire due to heart problems. I have a new pain management specialist but they only have me on 25mg amitrptyline and have me taking Neurotin instead. I've had horrifying insomnia ever since. Now I also have terrible neuopathy and parathisia and also interstalial cystalis, IBS, and have no quality of life any more. But now because of all your comments I have the courage to tell my Dr. I want my dosage raised because I know what works for me. Thank you all!

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March 2, 2015 8:32 AM

Review by Tinkerbell007:

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9.0

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Insomnia: Works wonderful for insomnia. Just the side effects are terrible. Headaches, drowsiness and WEIGHT GAIN!

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March 2, 2015 2:20 AM

Review by LKR15:

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9.0

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I use this medicine as an antidepressant and for my Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It works miracles. I am sleepy a lot because of it and at first I had dry mouth, but compared to the cramps and upset stomach pains I was used to before this medicine, I could deal with the sleepiness and dry mouth!

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March 1, 2015 9:05 PM

Review by dawnfaye:

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9.0

For Insomnia: Nothing I tried help me at all. But when I went to my doctor for sleeplessness and bad headaches with migraines. I was given Amitriptyline 75mg before bed. I sleep so soundly now. This stuff was a God send to me.

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February 25, 2015 7:35 PM

Review by Julesdancing8:

For Pain: After recovering from a brain tumour and having it removed, I suffered from awful pains in my eyes, I think it was eye strain from reading and using the iPad whilst recovering. I was desperate for the pain to go away, trying alsorts of pain killers sometimes taking more than I should have. Until my great doctor prescribed amitriptyline, after a few days I felt relief. I'm now pain free and now limit my time on the iPad.

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February 25, 2015 2:26 PM

Review by Hhf (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Interstitial Cystitis: This really has changed my life! I suffered a whole year thinking my urethral stricture was the cause, after that was sorted I still carried on with what felt like constant cystitis. My urologist finally diagnosed Interstitial Cystitis and started me on 20mg of amitriptyline. After 10-14days it worked! Have the very odd day of mild discomfort but it's changed my life. I haven't noticed side effects as yet, on my 9th week on them.

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February 24, 2015 3:00 PM

Review by Davex2:

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6.0

For Insomnia: I still woke up after 3 hrs sleep but was able or seemed to fall back to sleep as it felt more like a daydream sleep..I still feel the need for a deep sleep ..What's strange is after falling back to sleep it seemed like 30 minutes would pass by and I never fell back to sleep when 4 hrs actually passed by...

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February 22, 2015 7:50 AM

Review by Wendals (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Pain: I suffered with extreme leg pain for two years only when I was lying down. I was on Panadol (No good) then Tramadol (No good) I had so many sleepless nights or nights where I had to sleep sitting up. I was fine walking around but the moment I laid down the pain started. My doctor put me on Amitriptyline 10mg and after a week of being on it I have had no pain at all and sleep all night. I have been on it for just over a year. Happy person.

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February 20, 2015 9:29 AM

Review by mamawind:

For Pain: It made me sleepwalk even down steep steps. Why?

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February 18, 2015 1:34 PM

Review by shayla7902 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Insomnia: I have taken over the counter sleep aid for 7 years and the past year they stopped working for me and I would fall asleep but would wake up several times a night and it would take me 2-3 hours to go back to sleep so I asked my doctor for something better and she started me on this medicine 25mg a night at bedtime for sleep and pain and I've been taking it for 2 weeks now and I sleep so good and if I wake up I go right back to sleep and I wake up in the morning with no pain and feeling refreshed.

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February 11, 2015 9:16 PM

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