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(Amitriptyline)

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Reviews of Elavil (Amitriptyline)

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Summary of Elavil (Amitriptyline) reviews by people (All ages)29 people left tips
53%
think this method is worth it
36%
think this method works well
25%
think this method is a hassle
  • My migraines have reduced in frequency and duration so much that it feels like a miracle. My doctor titrated me up to 25mcg and I take it every night before I go to bed. Love it! It has given me my life back!
    44
    Woman
    A year or so
    Migraine prevention
  • I'm using this to treat depression, and insomnia which was caused by my primary medication. I take half of a 5mg tablet before bed and it knocks me out. Anymore and I'm very tired the next day. It has worked perfectly for my needs.
    A few months
    Depression
  • Been an insomniac all my life. Very little results from anything else.
    58
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Sleep
  • Helped sleep at bedtime. Not as effective as Trazodone, but kept me asleep without waking up in pain.
    46
    Man
    A few months
    Chronic pain
  • If you have issues with not getting enough sleep, this medication helps with that along with my muscle tics.
    20
    Man
    Depression
  • If you have other choices TAKE THEM! I've been on this for 17 years it's destroyed my body it's given me stomach ulcers 2 heart conditions dry mouth weigh gain nightmares night sweats excessive sweating ringing ears hair loss and now I can't get off of it bc my body is so dependent on it for sleep, please don't take this med For prolonged use if you have any other options
    33
    Woman
    Depression
  • The dry mouth and weight gain. But I was in such a black hole of depression, side effects didn't matter.They WILL GO AWAY. A surprising but fantastic result was it took away my debilitating migraines for good! Start on low dose and increase slowly. This definitely will reduce side effects. The weight gain DOES STOP!! Then you lose that excess weight. Hang through the side effects please. May take a couple of months but is worth it. Elavil SAVED MY LIFE!! LITERALLy!!
    25
    Woman
    Depression
  • After trying 3 SSRIs and an SNRI I tried this medication. It was great. Slept brilliantly. Helped with my back pain too. Didn't have too many side effects, mainly drowsiness in morning for about a week. Bit of weight gain bit if you are aware you can try and control that.
    38
    Woman
    Depression
  • If I take amitriptyline in the morning, I am so tired that functioning and performing even small tasks is very difficult. But if I take it too late at night, I have really bad nightmares. So find a time that works best for you
    14
    Woman
    Depression
  • If I take this too late in the evening, I'll have a really hard time waking up. If I take it a few hours before bed I'm usually okay and fall asleep no problem.
    28
    Woman
    Depression