37 patient evaluations for Nortriptyline

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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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
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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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Joshua2349
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Joshua2349
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M39y
FM:5y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 2, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I don't think this medicine had any effect on me at all that I can tell.

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BethCatz
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BethCatz
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: None
Stickman: all
Description:F28y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 10, 2010 (Started Feb 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication made me feel really irritable and angry. Plus when I finally did fall asleep my RLS got intense to the point were my partner could not be in the same bed at me. This medication had no apparent positive effect for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Agitation with irritability

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FMWarrior!
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FMWarrior!
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Herniated Disc 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I have:
Herniated Disc

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Dec 29, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I began having convulsions a week after taking. I asked doctors if I should stop taking it they said no. I was in the ER 4 times in 4 months. One night in the Ambulance after a Neuro toxicity reaction to the medication, I almost lost consciousness. I stopped taking it immediately. The symptoms ceased but I am seeing a Neurologist now to treat damage to my brains cognitive functioning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Dec 28, 2009 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nausea: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started having nightmares when I started taking this and also Reglan. Stopped taking to see which was causing the nightmares. Haven't started back again, to see if they return.
Side effects: Vivid Nightmares

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sandhouse
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sandhouse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F30y
CFS:4y Dx
FM:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 23, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication did nothing at a lower dose and so the doc told me to take more and suddenly I was wide awake and very hyper for almost two days. It was awful. It also made me feel shaky and gave me dry mouth.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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cdhcourtney
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cdhcourtney
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 18, 2010 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Allergies: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it got me locked up in the mental hospital for 10 days. also kept me very awake for 3 days straight
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Osteoarthritis 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Osteoarthritis

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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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