Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1120303

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nortriptyline

Posted by gman22 on August 10, 2022, at 21:32:21

Has anyone tried nortriptyline monotherapy? If so, what dose and how long before it kicked in?

 

Re: nortriptyline

Posted by linkadge on August 11, 2022, at 14:55:06

In reply to nortriptyline, posted by gman22 on August 10, 2022, at 21:32:21

I took it at 75mg by itself and it started working after ~2-3 weeks. Unfortunately (for some bizzare reason) Canada suspended the generic version (now only name brand is available) and I could no longer afford it.

Linkadge

 

Re: nortriptyline linkadge

Posted by Jay2112 on August 11, 2022, at 20:28:29

In reply to Re: nortriptyline, posted by linkadge on August 11, 2022, at 14:55:06

> I took it at 75mg by itself and it started working after ~2-3 weeks. Unfortunately (for some bizzare reason) Canada suspended the generic version (now only name brand is available) and I could no longer afford it.
>
> Linkadge

Hi Linkadge:

If you live in Ontario, there is the Trillium drug program, which is government run and will pay for most of a percentage of your meds based on your income. For example, when I was on it, I made about 45,000 a year, working p/t. I paid a deductible, 100 bucks, twice a year.

Many don't know about this...it was Bob Rae who brought this in, in the '90's. The paperwork, you can get it online, is a bit of a pain, but then you would have access to most psych drugs, and all others. Just Google it. Honestly, I am not in 100 percent remission, but there are many drugs out there worth trying, and I find they work well with cannabis. (In case you haven't noticed my cheer leading. It's just I know you have had good experiences. :)

Just one example...for tachycardia, propranolol, the beta blocker, shuts it down right away. Then maybe you could tolerate some drugs better.

Just a thought..

Jay
p.s. and yes, get your testosterone checked.

 

Re: nortriptyline gman22

Posted by Jay2112 on August 11, 2022, at 20:29:56

In reply to nortriptyline, posted by gman22 on August 10, 2022, at 21:32:21

> Has anyone tried nortriptyline monotherapy? If so, what dose and how long before it kicked in?

Yes. It took 3 weeks to a month to click in, but it was powerful and good.

Jay

 

Re: nortriptyline

Posted by linkadge on August 11, 2022, at 20:53:05

In reply to Re: nortriptyline linkadge, posted by Jay2112 on August 11, 2022, at 20:28:29

I do know about Trillium (I live in Ontario), but for some reason I don't qualify. I think (basically) it covers the excess of 3% of your annual income (I could be wrong, I should check). Last time I applied (was making $40K) I didn't qualify.

I don't spend more than a few thousand on meds a year. It's less than 3% of my income, but that doesn't mean I can afford it. Then you tack on medical marijuanna then I have to watch costs. Inflation is insane, housing costs are insane, food is insane. I have no benefits.

Venlafaxine is dirt cheap ($20 for 3 months) but generic duloxetine is much more expensive ($200 for 3 months). So, I nixed the idea.

Escitalopram (if it worked) was barely affordable, but unfortunately it was crap.

That's the other problem. All the filled prescriptions for meds that are useless. No money back guarantees.

Linkadge

 

Re: nortriptyline linkadge

Posted by SLS on August 12, 2022, at 9:40:25

In reply to Re: nortriptyline, posted by linkadge on August 11, 2022, at 14:55:06

> I took it at 75mg by itself and it started working after ~2-3 weeks. Unfortunately (for some bizzare reason) Canada suspended the generic version (now only name brand is available) and I could no longer afford it.


I can't believe it. That is excruciating for me to read.

Did nortriptyline produce a full remission? Did it show any signs of losing its effectiveness?

One thing that might be worth looking into is to see if the manufacturer of the generic drug has a program to help people pay for their product. If you feel that nortriptyline is the drug that will give you life and allow you to become financially stable, I would devote at least as much time to finding a way to get nortriptyline as you do researching pharmacology.

Write tons of letters and make tons of phone calls. If the person you talk to can't help you, then ask them for suggestions. You might be surprised.


- Scott

 

Linkadge - How did you respond to nortriptyline? linkadge

Posted by SLS on August 14, 2022, at 12:47:29

In reply to Re: nortriptyline, posted by linkadge on August 11, 2022, at 20:53:05

Linkadge,

Did nortriptyline produce a full remission? Did it show any signs of losing its effectiveness?


- Scott


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