I am considering switching from Amitriptyline to Nortriptyline. Amitriptyline has worked pretty well for me so far...but far from perfect. I still get flare ups, sometimes for a week or two at a time but overall things are manageable.
I have had side effects with Amitriptyline. Dry mouth, weight gain, fatigue, short term memory and concentration problems. I met with a Neurologist that wants me to switch from 60mgs Amitriptyline to 50mgs Nortriptyline, in one step.
I'm nervous about this. I don't want the pain to come back. These meds take quite awhile to build up and I don't want to end up in a worse situation.
Has anyone made this transition? Or used both of these meds at one point?