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    1-5 of 5
    Condition: Other
    4/9/2012 2:02:10 PM

    Reviewer: Sleeepy, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have autoimmune disease and extreme fatigue. Started taking this in hopes that it's mild stimulating action would help (I cant handle a real stimulant, I pay dearly if I take one). This has made me more awake, but unfortunately starting around 6pm. I need that 'little more awake' feeling at 6am! No complaints about side effects, maybe I just need to tweak the times I take this (l ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    6/3/2011 8:15:06 AM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was prescribed protriptyline to help with chronic daily headaches I was having. I started off taking one 5mg tablet but quickly increased to 20mg because the side effects were minimal. On this dose, I had pretty significant dry mouth, and I was unable to fall asleep at night without taking another medication to help with sleep (this drug is a stimulant). I also noticed a somewhat decreased ap ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    11/8/2010 12:48:58 PM

    Reviewer: CG, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I take this to prevent headaches (mixed migraine-tension headache symptoms). I've tried half a dozen other treatments and this is the first one that works. My headaches are down to 1/week, vs 4-5/wk, and are therefore fairly manageable. The only annoying side effect is dry mouth (I chew gum all the time). Also, when I had dental work done novocaine didn't work so my dentist told me to stop ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    6/22/2010 9:04:34 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I am using this drug as a migraine preventitive and it is GREAT. I have not had a migraine in 6 weeks and was having 2-5 a week. Have tried so many other drugs that did not work. I am so happy with this drug.

    Condition: Other
    3/11/2010 12:32:39 PM

    Reviewer: DBERRY, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have taken this medication for a week now in conjunction to assist my sleepless-ness. However, I had adverse affects of severe sadness and depression, I could not sleep on this medication and have been very unstable in my mood. I have had to stop taking this medication due to waking up in a full on crying fit for no reason.

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