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Hello all, I'm on 5mg on elavil and it makes me too tired. I can't barley funcation so I'm gonna start taking it at night or tell the doctor that I can't take it anymore. Write Back Soon Leah
 

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I take mine at bedtime. Don't feel tired too bad in the morning. I never was a morning person tho. Even before IBS.Don't give up on it too soon. I think it helps me. Along with Kyo-Dophilous.Take Care,Joyce
 

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I'm surprised your DR told you to take it during the day. Most people get tired from it at first which is why its usually prescribed to take at bedtime.
 

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I've been on it a year and it isn't helping much. It used to make me real tired (and I was told to take it at night) but now it doesn't have as much of an effect on me.
 

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For the record, as a 52 year old man, I took Elavil for a week and became 100% sexually dysfunctional (a first!) and had trouble urinating. When I told the doctor, he shrugged.
 

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If it's the same as amitriptyline, it made me feel tired, sick and headachey at first, but the side effects disappeared quickly, and helped my IBS so much i was prepared to see out the unwanted tiredness etc.I'm taking 20 mg before bed every night - originally it was 10mg but that dose wasn't doing quite enough.For me, it's been the only drug that has had any significant positive effect on my IBS.
 
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