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  • Nal
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    Does it help with frequency/urgency

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  • magggimay1
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    Wow, after reading all these responses, I think I am pretty lucky. I've been on 25 mg Elavil for 2 weeks. I really only have pain and not frequency problems, so maybe that is why it has worked quickly for me. The first night I only got up once (I usually only got up once or twice anyways), but the 1 time was much longer than usual (around 3:30 am). For the past two weeks, I'd say 10 out of 14 days I've slept through the night.
    I've noticed that it started helping the pain after about 4 or 5 days. I've had a couple of short flairs, definitely due to eating dinner out and mistakingly having something bad. The flairs are definitely shorter and less intense than before.
    I will say that it's not making me as drowsy at night anymore, so if I'm a little uncomfortable, it does take me a little longer to sleep.

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  • Claire_A
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    It took me a month to reduce nighttime frequency from 3x to 0x my daytime frequency didn't go down any. Now I am back off it I am at 1x per night.

    This was with 25mgs
    Last edited by Claire_A; 10-02-2011, 08:02 PM. Reason: More info

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  • Braedley
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    once you get the dose right, it can take upwards of 2 months for some people, my doc said it needs to be 'built up' in your system, which can take a little bit but you should notice changes fairly quickly in general

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  • KarenAnne
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    It started helping after about a week & felt better after reaching 20mg. I still will have flares, but not a severe or as long.

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  • greeneyes
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    It only took the meds about 3 weeks to start working, however I've had a few rough night but I think that's because I ate spicy foods.

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  • BiblioGrrL
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    Elavil--when did it start working for you?

    Hi all,

    Well, the Elavil is still helping me sleep like a rock, which is good. But, I still get up on average twice a night. That's certainly a livable amount of times; however, I've seen no noticeable improvement in my daytime frequency.

    In fact, I've had a rough three days. I'm not sure whether to contribute that to the ragweed that's in bloom or the constipation I've been suffering from since starting Elavil.

    I've been taking 25 mgs for 2.5 weeks or so.

    How long did it take to help you?

    Thanks again.
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