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Re: Nortriptyline or still Effexor w/d?

Posted by dnuk on June 11, 2001, at 23:26:55

In reply to Re: Nortriptyline or still Effexor w/d?, posted by sl on June 10, 2001, at 21:35:18


I was just put back on Pamelor today...literally...(nortrip) after about 7 years off it (see above if it helps). Am to get up to 50 mgs in a week. I stopped then, 1994 or so, b/c I thought I was "ok" and didn't want to take medications anymore.

This I'll say about it. I spent about 4 yrs on it, albeit w/ xanax at the same time. I recall being "foggy", although not excessively. I was in college at the time and still made excellent grades and had a social life (I have a graduate/professional degree and an great job, so you're not doomed to a life you don't want to live on this stuff; if you're very intelligent as you say (and, I don't doubt it), you've got a little talent/abilty to trade in while battling your demons if necessary). Unlike the Paxil I've been taking for 2 yrs (until today), I never gained weight or had any noticable sexual side effects. Pamelor never gave me the constipation some talk about, only some dry mouth (drink water/gatorade/decaff tea all day & no sweat) & occasional fogginess. I don't recall it making me nervous at all (and things like prozac (fairly recently), zoloft & BuSpar (back in the day) made me want to pull my hair out)!

Give the medicine half a chance. Evaluate your condition (what is it if you don't mind sharing?) & the price you're willing to pay (even fogginess) to allieviate it.

Good luck! I'll say a rosary for you...and me, and God bless you!





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