I have chronic pain with fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome and heart problems:MVP & extended?QT wavelengths and my heart flutters too..now pain management prescribed me Nortriptyline 25 mg one capsule @ bed... is this medicine safe for me???
If in doubt always look up your prescribed medication in a PDR or more easily here on Drugs.com. Don't put ANYTHING in your mouth until you know what it is, what it's side affects are, and the state of your health. I have recently learned that doctors aren't as smart and deserving of our trust as we think.
Wow! What a "nice" combination! I have Fibromyalgia, a sprained knee, Thoracic Kyphosis Acquired [hump in upper spine], depression, social phobia,
pinched nerve in lower back, sciatica, etc., you name it. But I can say I don't have every ailment there is because that would be false. I am going to see my PCP in early June, my Rhumatologist also stopped seeing me because of missed appointments and that he decided to leave town for greener pastures.
My name is Jazz and I can relate to most of what you're going through...
A bit of background. ..I have fibromyalgia, Crohns, celiacs, Ibs and fbs along with a host of other health challenges not to mention what's called vaso vagil syncopy in short I loose oxygen to my brain and pass out
Now to answer your question with your health issues you may want to further research Nortriptyline before you begin taking it. .. this medicine has a long list of side effects, the on label use is to treat depression but because it's designed to allow your heart rate and your body to relax it can in rare instances cause your heart to stop
Once you've taken a dose you won't feel or hear anything until it wears off. . Which can also be dangerous if you live alone and or no one knows your taking this...
I've been taking 25 to 100 mg for the off label use which is to allow my body and mind to shut down and let me get sleep
If you really want all the info and side effects do an internet search for clinical trials. I hope I've been able to help or answer your question in some way
I am on it, along with many other meds, but I don't have a heart condition. I agree about asking a pharmacist. My pharmacist has been super helpful, and his advice is free! That is a low dose. Usually you move up slowly. I was getting migraines and so I was put on it to take at night. Overtime a smaller dose wouldn't work and I went up. Now I'm up to 7 pills per night.
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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