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10/19/2014 4:26:23 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I am shocked how many different "diagnosis" doctors treat with this drug! This is exactly why I do NOT see doctors. I refuse to be a lab rat. If you are depressed...change your lifestyle. DON'T Take mind altering drugs.

Condition: Other
10/16/2014 11:29:02 AM

Reviewer: GABell, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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I have taken 50mg a day for pain from a pinched nerve for 11 years. Works great!!! It takes away the pain completely, unless I over-exert (tennis, running, anything jarring). At first it made me very sleepy, but after a month or two, my body adjusted to it, so it wasn't enough to impact my daily life. I don't know what I would have done without this medicine. Before I took it I had burning ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/28/2014 12:20:37 AM

Reviewer: thismedsucks, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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This medication was prescribed to me in March. Prior to going on this med for vertigo, migraine related, I had lost 30 lbs and was able to cut my BP meds in half. Since being on it I have regained all the weight even though I ate very clean. It also reduced my desire to get out to the gym, reduced libido and my BP meds had to be increased again. It is not my desire to have to take more meds to dea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/15/2014 11:36:23 AM

Reviewer: tk, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I took 100mg for 4 years and I gain 75 in 4 years I didn't think it was this pill at all, I quit smoking around the same time. YOU WILL SLEEP GREAT ON THIS PILL. I was working night shift so it really helped to sleep, then I moved to a state that I couldn't get health insur so easy so I ran out of my pills, I stated losing weight, I lost 55lb in 8 months still not thinking it was this pill ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/5/2014 3:29:35 AM

Reviewer: Emma, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

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I went on amitriptyline hcl for ibs, it did help but after 3 years I decided to try going off to see if I could control ibs with my diet. When I went off, I started have strange mood swings, lost motivation, and freaked out about everything. It's been 4 months since I went off and my mood swings are about gone and and my mood has improved, but I would have never gone on this medication if I kn ... Show Full Comment

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