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Re: Nortriptyline

Posted by Charlene on April 20, 2000, at 16:03:00

In reply to Nortriptyline, posted by Andy on January 7, 2000, at 9:32:17

Hello, good people. I found you by using a search engine called "BullsEye," so I'm not a regular member here. I'm doing research on nortriptyline HCl (Pamelor, Aventyl). I'm having to go off of it due to many side effects but my psychiatrist didn't give me a prescription for tapering off. I'm going off cold turkey and am concerned about withdrawal side effects. I have read that they are nausea, headache, and malaise. However, as when I went off of another centrally acting medication called flexoril (works on central nervous system too) I am having funny feelings in my head with a bumping of my visual field to the right. It almost feels as it I'm ready to have a stroke or seizure. Do any of you know if this is a possible side effect of sudden withdrawal from this medication? My current dosage has been 50mg. If anyone reads this and knows the answer or has any advice, could you please contact me at my e-mail address given above. I'll repeat it here just in case, since I don't know the ins and outs of this forum. Please send a response to: Thanks so much. You all seem to be warm and supportive folks. I don't even know where I am due to the fact that I haven't learned to use this search engine effectively as yet. Thanks. Charlene

> Based on several discussion threads here I started 25mg Nortrip in addition to 50mg prozac, 60 mg BuSpar (I discontinued Naltrexone). I did this just to help sleep, which it does. But I think I'm feeling better! This is a bit of a surprise since I thought the minimum therapeutic dose was higher and that Nortrip had, as someone here put it, a "narrow window".
> Anybody heard about Nortrip as an augmentation strategy for prozac?
> Another oddity--I swear my sense of smell is better, but I never heard of such a "side effect" so I guess it's my imagination or something else. Anyone ever heard of altered sense of smell?




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