I have been on Nortriptyline for 30 years. It was part of a drug called Motival which is now discontinued. I was only ever on 10mgs of Nortriptyline. I have now tapered down to 4mgs and have been feeling ill whilst doing this with dizziness etc and want to know if the symptoms I mention in my question are attributable to Nortriptyline withdrawal. I also get headaches. I should add I was originally put on the drug Motival for post natal depresson 30 years ago. I would be very grateful for any answers or help.
Nortriptyline is a tricyclic anti-depressant. Abrupt discontinuation (withdrawal) of tricyclic anti-depressants can cause symptoms of restlessness, anxiety, chills, muscle pain, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms can be reduced by slowly reducing the dose.
I rx 30 mg nortriptyline 30 mg nightly for 1 year and my pain is gone. How do i taper off ? Your recommendation ? And yes I will check with my md.
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