Anyone have any experience with Nortriptyline (Pamelor)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kalley167, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. kalley167

    kalley167 New Member

    I was on Trazadone for so long that now I am having problems sleeping again. So my Rhumey wants me to try Nortriptyline (generic name) just wondered if anyone had or are taking this drug.
  2. Empower

    Empower New Member

    I have taken Pamelor in the past, and didn't have any problem with it

    However, about 1 year ago, I started it again and my heart was racing out of control, and I was a wreck.

    Of course, everyone reacts differently to drugs
  3. place

    place New Member

    Currently, I am taking it for sleep 100mg. I do get better sleep but I am not sure if I am getting any deep sleep.

    I don't know if it's the sleep or the AD, but my pain is so much better.

    Good luck!
  4. kalley167

    kalley167 New Member

    I took it last night but it took me forever to get to sleep but then after I fell asleep I slept good until maybe 4:30 then I couldn't go back to sleep. Felt good this am though. Now at 2:30 pm I am really sleepy hoping it didn't hav eto do anything with this med.
  5. kalley167

    kalley167 New Member

    Bumping in hopes ther are more that have tried this med. Didn't really sleep well last night either. The bottale says take one to 3 per night I have only started with one maybe I need 2???
  6. ckball

    ckball New Member

    I have taken pamelor since 1992! 75mg at night. I was in the hospital for a asmatic bronchitisis. I was a smoker and told the Dr I had been depressed for years and wanted to stop smoking too.

    He gave me pamelor and my depression was so much better for the longest time.

    About 4 years ago because of family issues I take Lexepro and pamelor and it works.

    Best of luck, I have tried several times to go off if and I don't sleep as well, that is why I still take it.Carla

    ps- My neuro Dr and psych Dr both say it is good for FM and the muscle pain.[This Message was Edited on 08/18/2006]
  7. suesue49

    suesue49 New Member

    Pamelor at bedtime for sleep. I only take 10 mg and the only side effect I have noticed is dry mouth. I have been on it for about a year. I can take up to 3 a night but I have such a low tolerance for meds that I just go with one and it seems to help alot. I sleep and I don't have such wild dreams any more. Sue
  8. kalley167

    kalley167 New Member

    This helps me. Guess maybe I need to try the 2 at night then and see how it works. I need sleep !!!
  9. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    this was the first medication prescribed by my cautious GP. It did nothing any good for me. It was when I was beginning to have FM/CFIDS symptoms but never saw a specialist yet. I took it for 45 days but it wasn't for me. Did nothing for sleep & gave me the sense of being out of my body all the time. Like I saw myself ahead of myself. Wierd. Also didn't even begin to touch the pain levels.

    Since then I've seen several rheumies & received FM/cfids diagnois & also a sleep specialist who has helped me for almost 3 years.

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