AD's and what is a fair amount of time to give them before

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by place, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. place

    place New Member

    How much time should I give my Nortriptyline. I hear that 6 mt.s is a good amount but should I be seeing progress until such time?

    I feel 60% better but I feel like I am not getting any better.

    I would be satified with 90% better, but am not sure if I have given enough time for this med to do it's thing.

    Any have any experience with this?
  2. place

    place New Member

  3. shootingstar

    shootingstar New Member

    Six to eight weeks should be enough to know if the Nortriptyline (tricyclic type antidepressant) is working. You might experience some lesser improvement over more time, but probably not much.
  4. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    that Prozac was working well for me. I didn't have to wait any length of time.
    That was the second AD I tried too. My first was Zoloft and that only made me feel worse.

    I've been on Prozac ever since and it continues to work well for my chronic pain. I take 20 mg. every morning.

    Good luck!

    Hugs,
    Faye
    [This Message was Edited on 06/19/2006]
  5. place

    place New Member

    I am typically using if for sleep and reduction for pain, I really think I should get a sleep study first but will talk to Doc about it!

    Thanks again!