I suffered a concussion about 3 weeks ago and have had headaches everyday since. My doctor prescribed nortriptyline but I'm nervous about starting it. I don't take any medications at all. This seems to be a med for depression and anxiety, I don't have either, and I don't want to start a long term medication. I also learned that you can't just stop taking this medication due to withdrawal symptoms. What should I do? My gut is telling me this is not a good idea.
Hello, nortriptyline has other reasons it's prescribed. My fiancé has headaches and he was prescribed the exact same medication. It never made him have side effects and I know that because we had a family emergency and forgot his medicine, he didn't have it for a week and abruptly stopped taking it. I think you will be alright and it's worth the relief.
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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