User Reviews for Pamelor
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|Vulvodynia||1 reviews||9 medications|
|Depression||4 reviews||79 medications|
|Summary of Pamelor reviews||25 reviews||7.5|
Reviews for Pamelor
For Depression "I was tried on this for major depression. After 2 weeks on 50mg per night, I couldn't handle it any more. I ended up going to the ER because my heart was racing. I was at 125/130 beats per min. I'd only been getting a few hours of sleep each night in those 2 weeks, and experienced the heart racing, brain short circuits, insomnia, anxiety, severe constipation, extreme thirst, and an overall feeling of disconnect from aliveness. As a teenager, I took Doxepin and Elavil too, and they were slightly better, but not much. These TCAs should be a last resort like Thorazine and Lithium. Seroquel is much better. Good luck to my fellow sufferers!"
theskysnotabove (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Depression "Nortriplene isn't a very good medication for chronic headaches. My neurologist put me on 25mg 2 tabs at bedtime.it's suppose to make you sleeply,however it's quit the opposite, it keeps you awake and makes you very irritable.and you still have a headache,and causes weight gain. medication,especially"
Silvershadow (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
For Depression "I was switched from amitriptyline to nortriptyline and noticed an immediate improvement the following morning. I'm sold."
DDDBBB (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 21, 2015
39 users found this comment helpful.
For Depression "My neurologist prescribed Nortriptyline for Neuropathy. It did not help much for that condition.However, at the time I was suffering from severe depression due to having to place my husband in a nursing home. The medication did wonders for me and I have been a daily user since that time."
RLZ September 13, 2014
71 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine Prevention "Very effective as long as it is taken like clockwork."
Jsmitty (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 2, 2013
79 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
Patricia.k. March 19, 2013
94 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine Prevention "I took this medicine for migraine and nerve pain. I had to stop taking because it caused very bad cotton mouth and constipation."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 28, 2013
57 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 5, 2012
10 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 12, 2012
137 users found this comment helpful.
For Neuralgia "Really good and old prescription medicine. Helped my neuralgia a great deal with NO side effects."
Missy514 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 22, 2012
47 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Although it helped with the headaches associated with a concussion it caused major itching and hives."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2012
61 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 30, 2012
69 users found this comment helpful.
For Vulvodynia "It totally resolved my vulvar pain and I also made me more patient and less irritable with my children. "
Anonymous January 27, 2012
46 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous January 26, 2012
66 users found this comment helpful.
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."
chiefie January 10, 2012
54 users found this comment helpful.
For Tinnitus "I have been taking it for 30 days and no change in ringing is noticed."
Anonymous December 17, 2011
34 users found this comment helpful.
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."
wdave October 23, 2011
82 users found this comment helpful.
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."
brndtrftn April 28, 2011
178 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous February 2, 2011
276 users found this comment helpful.
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."
birdofpeace October 17, 2010
116 users found this comment helpful.
For Smoking Cessation "Stopped smoking 6 days ago without the anxiety I usually get while trying to quit."
Anonymous June 3, 2010
40 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine Prevention "Headache free for over 6 months now! Mild to moderate urinary retention. Mild to moderate dry mouth. Take in morning."
Anonymous May 20, 2010
73 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous October 28, 2009
106 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous October 4, 2009
54 users found this comment helpful.
For Tinnitus "I tried this drug a few years ago when I was first diagnosed with tinnitus. After a couple nights of taking it the ringing became louder."
Heary September 26, 2009
73 users found this comment helpful.
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