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Re: Nortriptyline = Tachycardia Incubusfan

Posted by Vincent_QC on March 7, 2009, at 15:55:40

In reply to Re: Nortriptyline = Tachycardia Vincent_QC, posted by Incubusfan on March 7, 2009, at 11:57:32

> Like you, I switched from Clomipramine to Nortriptyline. I couldn't tolerate the Tachycardia I got from it. So far though, at 20mg of Nortriptyline, I have no heart issues, no dry mouth, no sedation. I take it all at bed time.
>
> I plan on giving Nortriptyline a trial, and if it doesn't work, then possibly try Desipramine or try one of the SSRIs I've never tried, such as Lexapro or Luvox.
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> Interesting how we both had trouble with Clomipramine, but Nortriptyline effects us differently. I'm usually pretty sensitive to side effects of meds.
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> Keep us updated.
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> - Mike
>

Hi Mike,
Well, The clomipramine experience was not very nice for sure, but at least, I never encounter any heart issue on it... I was just more tired mentally and it was not helping improving my mood and to relieve my SAD or GAD...at 50 mg...

The Nortryptiline make my heart racing, that's crazy. Like I Was writing 2 minutes ago, I take my last 10 mg at noon today and I already decide to stop after a really high pulse rate I experienced 1 hour after I take my dose...I had 2 hours of speed heart racing around 160-165...it was crazy and I Was out of breath... I wonder why I can't tolerate well such a low dose of Nortryptiline...20mg seem to be not very high... Now i'm back to 125 for the heart pulse rate and I still feel a lot anxious and i'm tired as hell...

I'm also very sensitive to the side-effects of meds...but this one is worse than the Parnate for me...I prefer to do some hypertension or hypotension than doing high pulse rate that make me a lot anxious, on the panic mood and also very agited...

I do believe the TCA's is not for me...I will give another try maybe for the Surmontil (Trimipramine), since it's seem to be less activating and having a more anxiolitic profile...maybe it will help dealing with my GAD and SAD...and the panic disorder as well...

Anyway, I will keep all of you informed after I will talk to my PDoc monday...

Good luck with the Nortryptiline, I really hope it will working on you!!!

Bye!

Vincent ;-)


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