I’m currently taking nortriptyline after having a bad experience on another preventative. I was taking 10mg per day for two weeks and then went up to 25mg per day. I was there for four weeks and after talking to my doctor about the side effects that I was experiencing, specifically having a froggy voice that wouldn’t go awayalong with having no relief from my migraine, we decided that I should stop this medication. I reduced down to 20mg for a week and then to 17mg. The first day into the reduction to 17mg I started having discontinuation symptoms of anxiety, burning / tingling skin, insomnia, tinnitus. I tried to stick it out for a few weeks, but the anxiety and tinnitus have stuck with me. So, after speaking with my doctor, I went back up to 25mg per night. I took 25mg last night and today I feel jittery. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the increased dose will relieve some of my symptoms I have from reducing.
I realize now that I should have stuck with it for a longer period to see if the side effects would go away. I’m now worried about trying to come off of this medicine in the future.
I’m hoping to hear from others that have experience taking nortriptyline and how they’ve done both on and going off of it.