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Q for those taking (or having taken) nortriptyline

Posted by europerep on September 21, 2013, at 14:52:28

Hello all,

I think it's been a while since I last opened a thread, and I just have relatively simple, if maybe unusual, question.

I have been taking nortriptyline (along with some other meds) for a while now, with relatively decent results. What I have observed, however, is that I am very sensitive to even very small dose increases or decreases. I've been experimenting with differing doses of nortriptyline, along with differing doses of the other meds, and I've made good progress by just slightly tweaking the amounts I take.

When I wanted to adjust the amounts of other meds I take, I simply got capsules with beads inside that I could count, in order to then adjust the dose by taking out a fixed number of beads. (Sounds tedious, and it is, but it works very well.) The problem is that, in my country, nortriptyline is only available as 10mg and 25mg tablets, so the smallest dose that I can reliably reproduce is 2.5mg, because splitting a tiny pill into 1/8ths or even less is basically impossible.

So, what I am looking for is nortriptyline in capsule form with beads inside that I can count. I managed to obtain a foreign nortriptyline brand that comes in capsules, but there is powder inside the capsules instead of beads (never seen that before).

So, I would like to ask those members here who are currently taking nortriptyline, or have taken it: does pr did your product come as capsules with beads inside? If you have capsules but don't know what exactly is inside, just take a capsule and shake it. If there are beads inside it'll make a rattling noise, whereas powder-filles capsules don't make a sound at all.

I'd greatly appreciate any help!





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