36 patient evaluations for Nortriptyline

pitsbacon
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pitsbacon
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Excess saliva: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth at night, Drowsiness

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naomiah
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naomiah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
51 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 16, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry eyes, Confusion, Urinary problems, Memory problems, Cognitive Confusion, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus), Panic attacks, Constipation

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry eyes, Confusion, Urinary problems, Memory problems, Cognitive Confusion, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus), Panic attacks, Constipation

Feb 11, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry eyes, Confusion, Urinary problems, Memory problems, Cognitive Confusion, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus), Panic attacks, Constipation

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obody
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obody
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
54 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 13, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Peripheral Neuropathy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia)

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Radiantmeg
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Radiantmeg
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 33
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Jul 27, 2011 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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josyern
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josyern
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:
FM:7y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 23, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My dosage was incrementally increased 10 mg at a time. With the initial 10mg, I had a little bit of dry mouth and constipation at first. The dry mouth stopped after a short time, and the constipation was very manageable with fiber...until the last 10mg. When I moved up to 50mg the dry mouth returned and has persisted, and the constipation is decidedly harder to manage. If I miss the fiber pills or don't drink enough water for a single day, there are repercussions (and I have plenty of fiber in my diet too). This last increment also affected my sleep for better and worse: I can now fall asleep quite easily, stay pretty soundly asleep, and wake up feeling rested (very good), but it also makes me sleep for very long periods--10, 12, even 14 hours. I have found it difficult to wake up if I've slept less than that. (not good!). It's hard to describe, but there's a sort of heaviness that's come with this last 10mg. I've had a particularly hard time with concentration and thinking through work related issued. I'm not sure if that's all the fibromyalgia, or if the med is actually contributing. In terms of depression--which is what this stuff was originally meant to address--I'd say, I'm a bit more cheerful than I was, but at the same still feeling very negative. It's like I'm a bit depressed, but it seems to matter less. That said, the fear of not being able to make a living eats at me a lot, and the loss of focus makes that a genuine issue, so there's real stress too. Hard to parse this out. Meanwhile, the med doesn't entirely get rid of my fibromyalgia pain, but does definitely make it ignorable on most days and nights. I am now six weeks on with this dosage and both the dry and constipation continue. It's possible that the long, long sleeps might be improving...not quite sure yet. I'm waiting to see if these side effects abate with a little more time. Will go confer with my m.d. soon. By the way, when I was on a much lower dose--maybe it was 20mg or 30mg, I accidentally let my prescription run out, and was without it for a few days. On day 3, I find myself vomiting on the side of the road. Learned my lesson, and I'm religious about taking this every day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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slim18
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slim18
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: Bladder problems

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Side effects: Bladder problems

Feb 7, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i havebeen diagnosed with Sensory Neuropathy. This is the reason why I take this drug to control burning sensations to the skin.
Side effects: Bladder problems

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lusciousblkmale0052
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lusciousblkmale0052
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
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VL 44
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Aug 8, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Peripheral Neuropathy: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would say to others that the benefits far outweigh the risks and based only on my experience I know of no side effects. As far as I'm concerned this medicine impacts my daily life in a more positive fashion, again due to no side effects at all.

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: g
I have:
CRPS II

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Jun 25, 2012 (Started Jun 18, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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kyssme77
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kyssme77
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F37y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 25, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Unrefreshing or poor sleep: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Upped dose is all

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DDM65
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DDM65
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 18, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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