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User Reviews for Amitriptyline

Also known as: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip

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7.7/10 Average Rating
186 Ratings with 187 User Reviews

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"As a pensioner golfer, I had to reduce my rounds (from 5/wk to 2/wk) because of early morning sciatica. Dosing with 10mg Amitriptyline has coincided with easing and sometimes elimination of pain particularly if vigorous leg exercises are completed prior to rising from bed. Adverse effects noticed are tiredness and slightly dry mouth. These are tolerable penalties to be pain free!!"

   
8.0

Golfer (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 20, 2018

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"I'm feeling pain from when I wake up in the morning. Been taking Amitriptyline since Feb. Started with 10mg and now 50mg now. I have side effects: dry mouth, shaking, bad memory and very bad focus and concentration. I have discs problems and in pain for more than 15 months. I sleep ok. Its not a magic pill but prefer it instead of morphine."

   
5.0

Greta (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2018

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"I suffer from costochondritis and none of the pain meds work and I have also tried CBD oil capsule and it didn't last long, it only made my pain bearable. Finally my doctor prescribed amitriptyline at 25 mg. I am finally pain free and able to do stuff. The only side effect is I do have trouble waking up in the morning. I feel sleepy. So i take it early at night and it helps me to wake up on time."

   
10

Dame (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2018

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"have been taking 25 mg Endep for 6 months to help alleviate sleeplessness due to arthritic pain. Have tried various sleeping pills and opioids but NOTHING WORKS for me like Endep, I have gone from getting about 5 hours sleep per night to a wonderful 7 - 8 hours per night free of pain. The only slight side effect I get is constipation, so keep up the fibre and drink lots of liquid."

chrisso (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 10, 2018

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Endep (amitriptyline): "I got shingles in December 2016 and have been on and off endep since then. It helped my shingles pain but I get very little sleep. I have to make a choice of not sleeping due to pain, taking endep and have no pain and still not sleep. If there was a natural alternative I'd use that but I've been told that there isn't any. I take Axit for my PTSD and OCD, plus norflex for my grinding teeth at night. I've had insomnia since I was a kid and refuse to take sleeping pills again."

   
4.0

Raysa (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 7, 2018

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"I don't take this med on a regular basis. Just when arthritis flares up. First time I took it my pain was gone. I have trouble sleeping as well but this med took too long to work for sleep and when I did fall to sleep it was hard to wake up. I was very groggy and out of it. Over all I like this med. As you can see from the comments, everyone respond differently from this medication."

   
8.0

Cadden (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 3, 2018

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Elavil (amitriptyline): "I started on the dose 25mg at bedtime so I wouldn't wake up with a sore back and shoulder. This was a year ago.Best pain regimen to date!!! Side effect of restful sleep and joint pain almost gone every day!!! Why did it take so long to find this???"

   
10

Best ever (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 11, 2018

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"I was given this because I suffer amnesia and my other med wasn't working as well as it used to. The first night I took one 25mg. And was up until 5:30 am. The second night I thought I would try again and at 2:30 am I said forget it and went back to my other medicine. It had me so stressed due to lack of sleep."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

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"I took Amitriptyline 10mg for the pain and after 3 days I was completely on edge but also I was in a dark hole that I felt I could never climb out of. I realised that all the anxiety and emotional pain I had those 3 days it was just the amitriptyline, it was not me. I stopped immediately and I was myself again in a couple of days. (The next day I was mainly shaking, completely terrified of what could have happened) I just hope doctors and scientists started taking this seriously and run some tests before prescribing it."

   
1.0

O D February 22, 2018

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"I have been on Amitriptlyn for 27 years. My dose has varied. I have been on as much as 50mg and as little as 10 mg. I had a ruptured disk and a bulging disk and both were operated on . Still had a damaged sciatic nerve. Started with 20mg and for a variety of reason went as high as 50. One doctor wanted me to reduce it to 10mg as he felt that is why I gained so much weight. Occasionally I take some 25 mg I have when pain is super bad. Usually just for a couple of days till take effect then reduce it again. I have learned to take it earlier in the evening so I don't sleep so late. I can not give it up as it is the only thing that lets me sleep without pain."

   
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Phoenix Risings February 10, 2018

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"I currently suffer from detraction of the spine, wear & tear of hip, depression, anxiety, attacks and moods swings. I take 2ml diazepam at night this usually gets me through the night. It only has couple of downfalls first few days you're slightly groggy next day and can make me tearfully for silly things. It did increase my appetite but I do watch my weight. I never thought I'd use amitriptyline but these tablets have help me through a few bad places in my life. I'm now due to get married in April. I happy, content and stable and off course I have a good dr.who works along side me.xx"

   
9.0

Tyson boi February 7, 2018

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"This stuff really works for pain. It worked for me the first time I took it. Such relief. I only take 10mg each night at bedtime I have gained some weight but I rather weigh a little extra than be in pain all the time This also helps me sleep."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 27, 2018

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"Only been on this drug for a week for fibromyalgia, not entirely sure that it is having much impact it still may be early days. Feeling quite detached from the pain though and also sleeping like a log which is the first time in a long time."

   
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Hlijhm January 26, 2018

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Elavil (amitriptyline): "Prescribed for pain (arthritis/joint problems) more than a year ago. It works great and has the awesome side effect of normal sleep!!!"

   
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Works Great (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 15, 2017

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"Started in 10mg per day of amitryptyline for daily jaw pain due to clenching teeth during the night. Was waking up everyday in agony. 10mg seems to have stopped the jaw pain however was still waking up with terrible headaches every day. Doc increased dose to 20mg. This had stopped the headaches too. Also suffer from migraines. Not had one of these either "

   
8.0

Redpoppypants December 4, 2017

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"I have not taken this drug yet, but I will be doing in 4 hours and I’m excited but nervous. I have had shooting/pricking pains in the left side of my head for around 3 months now, and I have always put it to one side thinking that it’s just normal or it’s a headache / stress / pressure / apart of growing up ( I'm 22 ) and I’ve not looked into it. I decided to ring 111, they directed me to a walk in centre then to the GP and I’ve now been prescribed with Amitriptyline. After reading through all of the comments, I have been given 10mg tablets and I will be taking it whole. There are solutions for the side effects so dosage is ok. I am scared a tiny bit that I have a bloods test, if no result, I will be getting a head scan :( fingers crossed"

   
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Mattfg95 November 29, 2017

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"Have been given Diazepam 10 mg, Tramadol 10 mg, Codeine Phosphate 10 mg, CoCodamol 30/500mg and Naproxen 500mg. (Not all at the same time.) None of which have helped the pain in my lower back / butt."

   
5.0

the_poon (taken for less than 1 month) November 8, 2017

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"I fell in some grease and broke my back and herniated discs. I had surgery but was left with this crazy pain down my leg to my foot . I tried pain injections, gabapentin and tramadol. Of course I was depressed. My doctor who always listens to me with all her attention said “ I’m going to try Amitriptyline 20mg at bed . I think it will help your depression and your pain. She was 100% right, my leg feels great I stopped the gabapentin and only use the tramadol on a bad weather days. It helps me sleep as well."

   
9.0

Slip and fall November 5, 2017

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"I have been on Amitriptyline 75mg for a year and a half. It does amazing things for depression and even pain. I was suicidal everyday until I was prescribed this medicine. I have had only one side affect. Dry mouth! The dry mouth is terrible. I carry gum with me always lol. I recommend this medicine to ANYONE with depression, nerve pain, and insomnia. It will change your life for the better! I promise you! Give it a try!"

   
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rikiwillkillyou November 1, 2017

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"Chronic back pain for two years. I have a herniated disc touching a nerve and a ripped disc. Though my pain isn't severe over time it builds up to what feels like an endless spiral of pain. A few of these later and the pain goes and I feel like a normal human being again. I take for a few months and then I'm okay until I find that next uncomfortable twist. Then back on them for a short while. They have given me my life back."

   
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ohBoyDoINeedHelp (taken for less than 1 month) October 14, 2017

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Elavil (amitriptyline): "was given for pain but works great for sleep, depression and anxiety. I love it"

seriousonly (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 8, 2017

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"Amazing difference."

   
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Shelley321 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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"Horrific. First thing, 1st pill, was extremely dry mouth with a dry cough that last a couple of hours. 2 day same but now accompanied with an internally anxiety accompanied by insomnia. Within a week, felt like every adverse reaction mention in pamphlet and online was applicable plus some not mentioned (dry mouth, blurred vision, centralized stomach pain/gut, constipation and blurred double vision... OH! not to mention the vivid racing dreams anytime I could fall asleep.) When I mentioned to Dr., his feeling was for me to continue meds. Issues would work themselves out within a couple weeks more. "Ok doc. I'll give it a couple of weeks more of this torture these pills have put me in." Went home and tossed them in garbage."

   
1.0

Amelia Rocissano (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2017

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"I was recently diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the mid-upper back due to scoliosis (at age 66). I have suffered pain in both the mid to upper back as well as my lower back. A friend who recently broke her back told me I needed to ask my doctor about Elavil. I was very familiar with this drug as I took it 40 years ago for panic attacks. I was on 10 mg for 2 weeks and have now been on 25 mg for 2 weeks. My upper back pain is virtually gone and if I do have break through pain, I can usually control it with Chinese Herbal Warming gel, Biofreez and DMSO. I am sold on this medication! Not 100% pain free yet but am at last 95% pain free."

   
9.0

Alice0503 August 2, 2017

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"Have been prescribed Amitriptyline for sun damaged nerves on my scalp start with 10mg and I was so scared to take as don't want to become dependant on them. It has helped a little and Dr wants me to increase to 20mg. I'm feeling good as sleeping better and overall feeling better but still worried of the dependency so haven't increased to 20mg."

   
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Nanna dixy July 25, 2017

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