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Re: I'm going to try Nortriptyline Dinah

Posted by Barbara Cat on July 16, 2003, at 10:51:34

In reply to I'm going to try Nortriptyline, posted by Dinah on July 14, 2003, at 17:20:13

I went on nortriptyline in February. My predominantly bipolar depression was stable with lithium and lamictal. But then my Mother died in December after being hit by a car while out walking and the stress and grief nearly put me over the edge. I've been on just about every SSRI made and they exacerbate hypomania. Nortrip lifted me out of a very dangerous place. It was not at all speedy feeling the way Effexor/Paxil were for me, however, it did give an energetic boost. It quieted the incessant worry and apprehension of danger and continual loss. Truly a miracle response. The side effects were annoying cotton mouth and tremors that went away after a month. It also supposedly causes weight gain, but lithium does that just fine on it's own so I can't tell.

I'm now weaning off it. I'm in a much better frame of mind and want to get off as many drugs as I can to lower potential liver/kidney problems. I don't know about it's efficacy for migraines, but for major suicidal depression, it was my lifesaver. - Barbara




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