Changing meds from Trileptal to Nortriptyline - how well does it work?

I'm changing to nortriptyline this week and was wondering how effective it is. Any suggestions or side effects I should prepare for? Is it that effective? Thanks

any advice?

If you're seeking relief from the electric shock type pain, you should stay on the Trileptal. Nortriptyline is unlikely to make a huge difference fighting the shocks. However, if you are seeking relief from the 24/7 constant, aching, burning pain, I think Nortriptyline is an excellent choice, and is more effective than Trileptal for the neuropathic pain. So it really depends on which type of pain you have.