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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I have been taking Pamelor for close to 4 years now. After a coiling procedure for an inoperable brain aneurism, I suffered constant migraines. The doctor who performed the coiling did not offer any solution, but a local neurologist in my home town prescribed it for me. It changed what was to be my new life of pain into a much more tolerable existence. A little dizziness is easy to live with. I take 50 mg every morning. Life is good again!
Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: This has helped reduce the severity of my attacks. They are still incapacitating, but the vomiting is not as severe. Unfortunately, it has not affected the amount of attacks I get.
Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Pain: I have calf pain (mainly when sitting) due to small fiber neuropathy. I tried Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta...without any luck. Tramadol provided limited relief, but not nearly enough. Finally I tried Pamelor and after a few weeks the calf pain started to dissipate. I take 100mg/day and the side effects have been pretty mild. The drowsiness tapered off after a few days, but the dry mouth and constipation go with the territory. I get occasional tinnitus as well.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: This is month 3 and the headaches I lived many years with have vanished with a 30 mg dose every night. I sleep well. Dry mouth is tolerable and treated with an oral rinse. I never thought I could feel this good!
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I have been on Pamelor for the past 6 months or so and I suffer from severe headaches and migraines. After being prescribed 25mg I have felt I'm in control of my life going from 15 headaches and multiple migraines a month to a manageable 3-4 headaches and a couple migraines a month. My doctor and I are now trying to drop these numbers even lower by doubling my dose. The side effects I have experienced is dry mouth and odd vivid dreams which are very manageable compared to before.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Neuralgia: 28 years ago a car on an overhead lift fell on me. After 5 years of recovery I did pretty good then it all fell apart 6 years ago. I ended up on lots of medicines including Nortriptyline. My only comment is try it. I use it for burning in my legs that feel that I call burning ice water running down my legs and it really helps.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Pain: This medication made my ears ring which they have been doing for about 20 years now. My Doctor advised that this is a less than 2% side effect. Never the less, be careful.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Panic Disorder: Pamelor works great for anxiety panic attacks. It calms you down and helps you to be able to think clearly to calm yourself down. You need to make sure that your doctor is giving you the proper mg amount for your panic attack disorder. I will not stop taking this. I highly recommend this for people to try.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Pain: For several years I have lived with spine and disc-damage. I have been on a controlled narcotics program for quite a while. It saved my life. Chronic pain scrambles the brain. I was already on fluoxetine, but felt I was losing ground. Then my docor put me on nortriptyline. GREAT results. I feel better mentally, and the medicine somehow "soothes" inflamed spinal-cord areas. NOT my imagination-over the years, doctors tried several medicines for this, none worked. This one helped both the depression AND nerve-impulses at the discs/spinal-cord.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I've suffered from migraines for 14 years and have taken numerous medications for prevention including Topamax (Topamax caused MANY bad, undetermined health issues). My Internal Medicine physician took me off Topamax and put me on 25 mg of Nortriptyline for migraine prevention. Almost immediately, I had relief from migraines, had clarity of mind even better than ever before, had a great attitude. I felt "normal" for the first time in my life. This medication caused noticeable urinary retention, constipation and increased appetite which caused weight gain. Due to weight gain, I was changed to Pristiq. Migraines have returned. I intend to ask to be put back on Nortriptyline and will have to alter diet and exercise.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Pain: Cycled off opiates after a severe multi-trauma accident onto a pamelor/amitryptilline combo. Worked very well. Definitely get yourself some eyedrops, though. Needed the brand name, because the generic gave me cardiac arrythmias. I am very impressed with this drug.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Smoking Cessation: I had smoked for 36 years and had tried to give up with patches etc. After taking this drug for less than 3 weeks I was well on my way to stopping, and have since given up completely. It stops the desire, but also the anxiety.
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Pamelor (nortriptyline) for Migraine Prevention: I had taken almost everything for migraines and came up with a combination of Topamax and Elavil. I work in intensive care and started having memory problems. I also started sleeping almost constantly. I scheduled an appointment with the neurologist at my hospital and started on nortriptyline. This is the first time I've had total control. I'm not sleepy and I have more of my old self back. It feels good not to have any pain.
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