ELAVIL Reviews

Average Rating: 3.1 (579 Ratings)

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 5  no sleep/opiate withdraw Onle side effects I have is non stop back to back dreams which are always great..Heck sometimes i can't wait to goto bed and see what movies my mind will uhh ok..dream up for the nite lol I am being totally honestly and due to 2 severe auto wrecks. one in 85 and one in 86 and being held together by buts and bolts i have been on strong narcotics. starting out w Tylenol 3 then 4s then loratab then percocet then oxycontin then dilaudid then opana aka oxymorphone and said this is enuff as i could chew up and swallow 5opana 40s and not even feel it as of me being on narcotics for several decades my tolerance. is just to high for much of anything to work so i told my dr to put me on ultram and elavil in which he did and if u know much about drugs..well ultram is a very weak non narcotic pain reliever but greatly reduces ur wd,s of opiate. narcotics. and the elavil really.makes me sleep and seems i can focus much better.i love this med and give it a 5* M 49 7 days
50
6/25/2014
 3  Insomnia EXTREME weight gain! I gained 17 lbs in one year, and I have never had a weight problem before. And this in spite of regular, intense cardio workouts 4x per week and eating sensibly. It did help me sleep better, but if I have to choose between getting fat and not being able to sleep, I guess I'll have to choose the latter. F 49 1 years
25 mg 1X D
6/20/2014
 3  Sleep/anxiety/depression Wake up still feeling groggy No energy throughout the day F 33 3 days
25
6/7/2014
 3  Chronic daily headaches/Migraines I just started this for headaches. It seems to be helping but today I have been very emotional. I will cry for no reason, and I get mad easy. I hope this is only short lived and goes away. I have two kids of my own and a step daughter who is here for the summer. I need my energy, but I also need to be headache free. F 33 4 days
10mg
5/24/2014
 2  For control of migraines I have to say it has helped me to have far less migranes. But I am going crazy with the all day dizziness. Am I alone F 41 1 years
25 mg
5/24/2014
 4  Insomia This is the only med that works for me for sleep,but I've gained 40pounds talk in my sleep and have had hallucinations ending me in the physc ward a couple of times I don't like the side effects but nothing else works for me for sleep.dont know what to do F 53 10 years
150mg
5/12/2014
 2  pospartum depression I ate much more than usual, tired, developed very large breast. I went from a very small B to a double D. The Dr. then took me off of them, but I was lucky the breast stayed. I have had a history of depression. I don't think I would go back on the Elavil. The first thing I ask my Dr. before starting a new medication is, "will I gain weight?" Elavil was helpful with my mood swings and most of all the FREE BREAST!! People never believed it was from the medication, they were perky up until I turned 50Yrs old. I dont know if they have ever been connected to breast cancer, which I developed 2008. I have never researched the drug. F 56 1 years
2X D
5/8/2014
 4  depression, neuropathy, sleep weight gain, weakened bladder, a bit harder to focus, a bit of a loss of motivation to do things M 54 8 years
100 mg 1X D
5/2/2014
 2  Pain Loss of sleep, dry mouth, extreme fatigue, dizziness, panic attacks, increased appetite, inability to focus. I was prescribed this medication for pain believed to be related to my anxiety levels. It was thought that this would address both my anxiety disorder and my pain. I realize it's been only a few weeks taking this medication, but it's unleashed hell upon my life. I have panic attacks in my sleep almost daily now. I maybe get four or five hours of sleep, broken up between the night and day because this stupid pill has me waking up every hour. I wake up with dry mouth. All day I'm tired, dizzy, and can't focus. I feel "empty" inside, emotionally, and often lack motivation to do things. Also, it has not helped my OCD, anxiety, or pain in the least. It's a very pointless med for me. F 26 3 weeks
1X D
3/6/2014
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 3  Taken in conjunction with pain meds I was prescribed elavil 10-20mg at bed time in conjunction with pain medication, it is supposed to help/complement the pain medication in smaller dosages. It did help with pain, it also helped with sleep however I have a horrible time trying to urinate now and have gainex weight. I also at one point thought it was making me depressed, I wi give it some time and report back. M 34 1 months
10-20
2/17/2014
 3  Taken in conjunction with pain meds I was prescribed elavil 10-20mg at bed time in conjunction with pain medication, it is supposed to help/complement the pain medication in smaller dosages. It did help with pain, it also helped with sleep however I have a horrible time trying to urinate now and have gainex weight. I also at one point thought it was making me depressed, I wi give it some time and report back. M 34 1 months
10-20
2/17/2014
 1  depression related insomnia prescribed to help me sleep due to depression related insomnia. Dosage incremented from 10 to 30 mg without helping me sleep in the least. But 10 mg are enough to cause dry mouth, parched lips, thirst and a funky taste that won't go and prevents me from eating. F 5 days
10 to 30 m 1X D
2/12/2014
 5  Migraines Drowsiness. Overall greatly helped stop my reoccurring nightly migraines F 15 1 years
25 MG
1/2/2014
 2  Insomnia, fibromyalgia pain Dry mouth and all other mucus including vagina and eyes, restless legs and thumbing heart I've been on and off this drug for years but never found it very useful and really didn't appreciate the side effects. It didn't put me to sleep and it didn't decrease pain levels. Recently I tried to come off hypnotics and so was taking this as an intermediary medication to improve my chances to get some sleep, however soon realised I've developed intolerance and get restless legs and a sense of agitation in the body when I take it. So that's the end of that. F 47 7 days
10-20mg 1X D
12/11/2013
 4  Sleep Aid : Help falling asleep I take 10 MG 2-3 hours before I want to go to sleep. I have struggled with falling asleep not staying asleep for most of my life. I'm also taking Well Butrin (anti-depressant) and have struggled with depression and addiction. However, I take this med to help me specifically fall asleep. Lunesta and Ambien do not work for me. Benedryl or Zzzquil work for me better than prescription sleep meds I have tried. I would be open to trying Trazadone again. Melatonin doesn't work well for me either because I have nightmares on it. I love this med and know that when I have it- I will be able to sleep well. I also do not feel groggy or a hangover like effect in the am. The only thing is concern about my weight. I am unsure of side effects. I have experienced weight gain that I feel is unrelated to Amatriptaline. With lifestyle changes I lost 40lbs over the last 7 months while on same dose. This possible se of Weight Gain would be the only negative association I have with the med. F 32 3 years
10 MG
12/5/2013
 4  Migraine Prophylaxis Strange sensation of skin crawling which went away after second dose. Reduced the occurrence of migraines. Now I don't have minor migraines every day though I still do get breakthrough migraines the bad ones like once/twice a month. M 30 3 months
50
10/17/2013
 5  Insomnia Made it a little harder to wake up in the morning I was on 10 mg of Elavil for about a year and a half for insomnia. During periods where I was more stressed I would increase the dosage to 20 mg. I took the pill about a hour before bedtime and it would make me feel calm enough to sleep. It has helped me tremendously! I feel like I have really deep, sound sleep after taking it. F 33 1.5 years
10-20 mg 1X D
7/22/2013
 3  Lasting depression Dry mouth all the time, constipation, agoraphobia and impossibity to take a quick decision. In the beginning my sleep was excellent, but no I wake at 4 am every night. M 62 6 months
50 mg 1X D
7/13/2013
 1  Migraines and insomnia Weight gain- 30 pounds, dry mouth causing very bad breath, sluggish all day, memory loss, no libido F 36 3 months
30mg 1X D
5/15/2013
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 2  migraines It would cause me to sleep walk and drive, I have no remembrance of this. I would sleep walk and retake the medication and not remember taking it. Severe constipation. M 38 5 months
100mg
5/12/2013
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