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Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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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 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 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 Jandal:

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9.0

Endep (amitriptyline) for Insomnia: I have been taking Endep 10 for approx 3 weeks and have I used a variety of sleeping meds. Endep is the best by far. I take it 3 hours prior to sleep and have no problems getting to sleep and if I do wake during the night I go back to sleep straight away. It can make me a little drowsy in the morning but nothing like other meds.

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February 2, 2015 7:53 PM

Review by newbeginning15:

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10

For Somatoform Pain Disorder: I can't rate this medicine enough as the doctor said to me it saved his life. I know what he means by that now. I suffer with depression and was on sertraline. However it caused me problems in sleeping and staying asleep. For years I also suffered pain in all parts of my body which caused me to have panic attacks too often. So with sleep being the problem and no more sleeping tablets left or allowed to get a doctor prescribed amitriptyline. So I started and from day 1 it changed my life. I can sleep well and no longer have panic attacks over pain and have 90% less pains anyway. I also still take sertraline 100mg and amitriptyline 60mg. so it has sorted my somatiziation disorder and sleep probs. Miracle.

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February 1, 2015 7:43 AM

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

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10

For Pain: After having constant headaches for 4 years and being unable to take painkillers because of rebound headaches I was prescribed amitriptyline. I sleep right through and on 25mg my headaches are gone. This medicine has given me back my life!

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January 28, 2015 2:23 PM

Review by lou8204 (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Migraine Prevention: I've been on Elavil 10 mg at bedtime for now 2 weeks. I like the sedation effect. I have no side effects such as dry mouth or increase appetite. But I do have constipation and my major concern is that I have more headaches.

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January 25, 2015 10:49 PM

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

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6.0

For Insomnia: I started on 50mg but am now up to 75mg and even with that I sometimes still wake up. It was a good medicine at first. Then I have found my body getting used to it, I could nearly go to work for a day after 50mg. I am guessing soon I will be on 100 or 125mg. Wait and see.

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January 25, 2015 7:24 AM

Review by steph31:

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9.0

For Migraine Prevention: Was getting head aches/migraines 4-5 times a week started this pill at 10mg and head aches went down to 1-2 a month and very mild. Amazing pill.. life changing for me! Be careful if you change your dose.. went up to 20mg a day and headaches came back so now back at 10mg and so far so good! Amazing amazing amazing!

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January 15, 2015 10:19 PM

Review by steph31:

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9.0

For Migraine Prevention: I normally get headaches or migraines approx 4-5 times a week and have for many years. I have tried many different medications and nothing seemed to help or stop them. Finally I was given this pill and am taking 10mg per day. Since I have been on this medication I get 1-2 minor head aches in a month! Amazing! Life changing! My nuerologist decided to up my pill to 20mg per day to see if it would completely get rid of them and since I started the 20mg my headaches and migraines have come back! I have now gone back to the 10mg per day and am hoping it will go back to the almost none existent headaches and migraines. So far so good. So be careful changing your dose otherwise such an amazing life changing pill for me! No side effects for me.

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January 15, 2015 10:08 PM

Review by DSG1960:

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8.0

For Insomnia: I am on 50 mg at night for pain and sleep. I sleep so well that I am sleeping 16-18 hours. I sleep all night then pretty much all the next day. I can't seem to stay awake!!!

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January 15, 2015 6:16 PM

Review by J P UK (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Pain: Diagnosed with atypical facial pain this was the only medication to help. Been on it 3 years 25mg every night , weight gain a side effect.

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January 15, 2015 5:58 AM

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

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9.0

For Pain: Systemic Lupus for 3 years, severe spinal issues and now a trapped nerve in my buttocks. After no sleep for 5 days I became suicidal. Doc prescribed 10 mg's of Elavil...but it didn't work UNTIL I increased the dose to 30 mg's. NOW I am finally getting sleep and pain relief. This medicine is more effective than Oxycontin, hydromorphone and many other medicines I have taken for pain (ibuprofen, and other OTC medicines.) For me, the key was to increase the dose. Yes, there are side effects - constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness - but this is mild compared to suffering in so much pain that I did not want to live anymore.

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December 26, 2014 6:30 PM

Review by Maiku:

Elavil (amitriptyline) for Pain: Very good

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December 19, 2014 8:17 AM

Review by farmerboy1:

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8.0

For Insomnia: Better than over the counter meds. I take 25 mg. Still wake up through the night a few times but generally go back to sleep in 10-15 minutes.

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December 17, 2014 10:21 AM

Review by cookie3682 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

For Migraine Prevention: This medicine doesn't help with my migraines at all! And it gives me nightmares and very vivid dreams. It also interrupts my sleep.

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December 7, 2014 5:59 AM

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