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.
Does tapering off Nortriptyline cause weakness, nasal congestion and sinus pain and dizziness?
Question posted by pippa52 on 16 Aug 2010
Last updated on 12 June 2017 by Kathleenmarco
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.
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.
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