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 3  Headache Dry mouth, dizzy Works good but the side effects are terrible M 67 5 months
20mg 2X D
 1  migraine prevention dry mouth, blurred vision, tingling and numbness on legs, afwul leg weakness- felt like I can't walk, muscle spasms and muscle pain. Absolutely horrible side effects F 20 3 days
10mg 1X D
 1  Chronic migraine Heart palpitations, resting heart rate above 105, recurring nightmares and vivid dreams, anxiety, dry mouth, facial acne, hemorrhoids, constipation Was on only 10mg per day for 3 weeks and had all of these symptoms. Neurologist had me stop taking it at 3 weeks due to the heart palpitations. Didn't reduce headaches or migraines whatsoever. F 25 23 days
10 1X D
 1  Pain Given this for pain due to multiple sclerosis. It is a horrible drug that gave my the worst headache of my life. 24 hours and my head feels like it's going to burst. Also, extreme tiredness but unable to fall asleep. Hangover like feeling. Never again. F 43 3 days
10 mg 1X D
 3  Daily migraines and poor sleep Tachycardia, "heart burn" (not every night), and very dry mouth within 30-45mins of taking med. Takes me 2-5hrs to fall asleep now, mainly because of the tachy keeping me awake, and more frequent disrupted sleep again. This has increased now over the past 2 months. Taking it at night. It has significantly improved my migraines and originally it did help my sleep quality (as it reduced frequency of lucid dreaming and nocturnal hallucinations), however now the side effects outweigh the benefits. I believe the original improvements in sleep were due to drowsiness increased after taking it. F 27 4 months
20mg 1X D
 2  Neuropathy Anxious, brainfog, and heart palpitations. I've taken amitriptyline on and off for the past 10 years for neuropathy. My Dr. suggested nortriptyline because it has less side effects. I'm sensitive to medications that affect norepinephrine levels and I just read that nortriptyline is a more potent inhibitor of noradrenaline between both meds. This explains the anxiety like side effects. It did nothing for my pain while amitriptyline usually starts working after 2-3 days and also helps with sleep. M 48 7 days
10 MG 1X D
 3  Chronic migraines Heart palpitations, tachycardia I have been taking this medication along with Topamax for about 6 weeks. It has helped my migraines dramatically. However, I recently started experiencing heart palpitations. I seen my doctor and she acted like this side effect would be rare. After reading these comments I know that's not true! Will be coming off this drug ASAP F 36 6 weeks
50mg 1X D
 1  Peripheral neuropathy This is the most horrific medication I have ever taken. I am surprised I stayed on it for so long before I realized that I lost myself. I was a zombie. I lost my balance, couldn't sleep for more than a few hours a night then sit around all day in imy pj's in a daze. It cause depression, acid reflux, vommiting, constipation, flushing on my face, nightmares. I was able to stop it without too much trouble though some go through bad withdrawals. Bad, bad medicine. F 62 56 days
50 mg per 3X D
 1  Migraines Extreme dry mouth, terrible nightmares, acid reflux, weight gain, and breast tenderness. I absolutely despise this drug. F 48 1 months
50 mg
 2  Anxiety Tightness in chest, pounding heartbeat, dizziness, low blood pressure and fainting. M 33 4 weeks
 1  Abdominal Pain Serious panic attacks, forgetfulness, extreme tiredness, constipation, weight gain, depression, suicidal thoughts, nausea. Basically, the dry mouth effect is the only thing on the paper from the pharmacy that I wasn't experiencing. F 24 12 days
10 MG 1X D
 2  Migraines This med was a godsend for my migraines however, it has given me the most awful body odor of my life. 5-10 min after I shower (not sweating, just chilling) I smell so bad. Itís so embarrassing. I wear so many layers. I reek. I also have insomnia really bad. I go to bed around 6am every morning and get up between 8-10. I hate it. F 31 90 days
100 MG
 3  Migraines Dry mouth but the worst of all is the insomnia. I used to fall asleep in 10 mnts and sleep 7 hours. Now it takes me up to an hour to fall asleep and it wakes me up all night plus I dream all night so when I wake up I donít feel I have even slept . I have dark circles under my eyes but I am not giving up yet. The intensity of my migraines are less by 90% but I havenít been on it long enough to judge if it cuts back on amount. I cry frequently because I am so sleep deprived. I take 10 mg in the morning as it has a stimulant effect on me. 16 days in and I am hoping when I hit the month mark I am able to sleep as I donít think I could last longer than that. F 52 16 days
10 mg
 3  Nerve pain for arthritis, cervical Suicidal thoughts on night 12 and a paranoid episode on night 14, those 2 nights are ones I consumed alcohol on It really helps with the nerve pain from a bone spur in my cervical spine impinging my radial nerve, but this is too much, I just spent an hour wandering around my property with a Japanese kitchen trying to hunt down a non existent intruder, not cool M 44 14 days
10 1X D
 1  Nerve pain Extremely dry mouth, jelly like legs, insomnia, extreme tiredness F 24 2 weeks
 4  Severe Chronic Pain Dry mouth after recently increasing my nightly dose from 60mg to 90mg I suffer severe chronic pain as the result of multiple injuries received in a car accident. Nortriptyline allows me to sleep at night and also helps to control the muscle spasms/cramps I experience in my lower legs & feet. A year ago I tried to come off this drug but after a number of falls, leg & foot cramps - I am back on it M 58 7 years
90 1X D
 1  Back pain I did face hell with it. Almost died. Fast heart beating, dizzyness, muscle weaknesses, horrible noise in the year. I am 8 days without it and still feeling very bad! 55 2 months
 2  Migraine Prevention Insomnia, Irritability, Mood Swings, Excessive Cold Sweats at night F 35 2 months
 5  IBS-D Dry mouth, sleep a bit longer at nights Worked wonders to reduce my IBS-D to barely there. I'm still sensitive to some foods (e.g. onions, coconut milk, soft cheese, yogurt and soy) but I'm able to eat about 80% more things than before. I had tried all Western and naturopathic treatments prior to taking this. But nothing was 100%. Side effects of dry mouth were worse during first month. Now only noticeable to myself if I'm speaking too long or exercising F 43 3 months
 4  Neuropathy Dry mouth Works well for me. Was taking 25 mg for neuropathy, but my Dr moved it up to 50 mg due to shingles pain. It was at that time I started to get dry mouth. F 50 2 years