a doctore prescribed Amitriptyline because of the bad thoughts I have and my general psychological state. I have been prescribed antidepressants for years, but never used them, after a good friend of mine warned against them. I always dealt really well with chronic depression, prior to tinnitus that was a walk in the park in comparison. Now I found out that Amitriptyline is a drug that actually has a chance to ease tinnitus. I learned that as a 'tryciclic' (at first I thought it meant you feel as if pedalling 3 bycicles at once ) that these are the drugs with the most side effects. The doctor prescribed a stack of them (got 3 packets). For now I won't take them, but soon or later I will have to experiments with all these damn drugs. I think it's best if I start with the ones of the 're-uptake' type, as these have less side effects.I will tell this to the doctor and get the other drugs first. I don't know. A huge fear I have is that I have read that for some people the tinnitus got WORSE. If so, for me it would be over. I am already going through a f***** huge struggle, as so many of us here. I am trying to find attendible research about these drugs. One is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11771024 , which several of you know about, but how do I get the whole paper? Any other thoughts, advice, opinions, etc, more than welcome. Wish you well to you all.