39 patient evaluations for Nortriptyline

naomiah
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naomiah
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 16, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Severe (Urinary problems, Confusion, Panic attacks, Dry eyes, Cognitive confusion, Memory problems, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus), Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Urinary problems, Confusion, Panic attacks, Dry eyes, Cognitive confusion, Memory problems, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus), Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry eyes, Hiccups (hiccoughs), Ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 13, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

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Radiantmeg
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Radiantmeg
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 35
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Jul 27, 2011 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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josyern
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josyern
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F57y
FM:9y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 23, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Difficulty waking up, Constipation with occasional impaction, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: Bladder problems

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Bladder problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Side effects: Bladder problems

Feb 7, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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lusciousblkmale0053
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lusciousblkmale0053
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
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I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Aug 8, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Jun 25, 2012 (Started Jun 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Balance problems, Brain fog, Memory problems, Vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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kyssme77
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kyssme77
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F38y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 25, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • side effects
    Mild (Difficulty waking up)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Upped dose is all

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DDM65
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DDM65
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mollymac
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mollymac
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jan 3, 2012 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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