Hi sorry if this has been asked before but I'm new to this team. Has anyone been prescribed nortriptyline as an alternative to amitriptyline and has this helped in any way, but also has anyone found it slows weight loss/caused weight gain? Thanks xx
I take amitrypiline. 10 mg at night. I picked up 7 kg overnight.
I have lost it all.
I cut out all sugar and white food.
Bread, pasta, crackers, cake etc.
I have a wonderful diet and am much healthier. The white stuff worsened my fatigue.
I am following the healthpointe diet and have never felt better.
All food is vegetables, fruit, lean meat, healthy fats.
Hi, I've been on amitriptyline for more than half of 30 years. It was my first sleep med. I was hesitant to take an antidepressant for sleep because I didn't feel depressed. Finally 2 years after starting with my pain specialist I recognized that I really slept like s**t.
That was when I started on elavil (quicker to write) and took it for years with increasing doses. It was helpful until we reached 400 mg. The mouth was and still is a desert. I went on "drug holiday" for the first time with nortriptyline. I think I stayed on it 2 years and went back to a lower dose of elavil. Over the years I've had a number of drug holidays with a number of different drugs. I always go back to elavil.
Yes my mouth is dry, very dry. I always have a water bottle with me at all times. If I don't my tongue sticks to the roof of my most and my upper lip curls up to my gum. It's embarrassing but I tell people I have severe dry mouth. Then I wet my finger to get my lip down and moistened. In spite of this I still take elavil because it gives me restorative sleep more than any other med.
I have to tell you I use xanax at night also. Over the last couple of years I've weaned down from 2 mg at bedtime to 0.25 mg, but I need both to sleep. For me elavil works the best. Nortriptyline is in the same drug family.
Hope this helps.
I'm not sure about anyone else but nortriptelyne made me feel even more foggy than usual. I'mean No longer taking it. Im trying apple cider vinegar capsules... hopefully it works for me..
I have been taking Ambien for years for sleep. Also try over the counter melatonin.
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