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Nortriptylin anyone or Attention Dr. P
SilverDove7 posted:
Has anyone taken this med? And if so how did it go for you? I will be
starting this med tonight. I already take Neurotin. I am told that this is an older antidepressent. I am biploar and cant take most antidepreesents due to it causing me to become manic. I told specialist that and she said that there are others out there that are older medications for depression. I know everyone is different and has different experiences but it would be nice to hear from some that have taken this drug. I was also given injections in the trigger points of upper back. Anyone have that done? Was not able to take Savella and it was continually denied by medicaid. Waiting to see if I will be approved for a tens unit..ha ha. I am anxious about how this new med..Nortriptylin will react with the rest of all the meds I take. Oh the mgs on the new med is 10

1wareaglefan responded:
I've never taken it, but I have a friend who takes 25 mg., which she says keeps her fibro under control. She swears by it!

Good luck. It's good that your doctor is starting you off on a very low dose. You can always increase it some, if you need to.
schrode replied to 1wareaglefan's response:
I take Nortriptylin to help prevent migraines. I used to take Topamax but it interfered with one of my other meds. It seems to help for migraine preventation but I don't know that it is helping my FM. I am going through a tough time with that right now.

Soft hugs,
An_244127 replied to schrode's response:
I also take nortriptyline 50 mg every night before bed. It is supposed to help with my pain, lack of sleep and also for migraine prevention. When I first started with my current pain dr. 2 1/2 years ago, I was first started on amitriptyline 75 mgs for 5 months, which I think worked better for the pain, but I switched to nortriptyline because I gained over 15 lbs while on the other drug. I have been able to lose the weight gained and lost 15 more lbs while on nortripyline. I don't think it is making a huge impact on pain relief, but if I miss a dose, boy I sure can tell. I hope this helps.
SilverDove7 replied to An_244127's response:
Thank you all for your responses.

Anon_10089 responded:
I just started taking this. My doctor said that for pain, the lower doses are used, like the others described on here. I'm taking 30 mgs at night. At those low doses, it may not affect your bipolar.

I've done pretty good on this so far. It has definitely helped me sleep. My pain levels are about the same but I'm happy about the better sleep.

If you're taking other meds, you can research if they have interactions with the nortriptylin. There are many websites that do just that. Or ask a pharmacist.

I hope it works for you!
annette030 replied to SilverDove7's response:
My friend takes a closely related drug for FMS and she swears by it. The only side effects she had in the very beginning was sedation, she played with the time she took it, and takes a very low dose daily now.

Take care, Annette

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