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Nortriptyline

jackieann3
jackieann3 Community member Posts: 80 Courageous
Hello has anyone tried nortripline for nerve pain wanted to know if its effective and if its a good painkiller, thanks

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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi unfortunately I haven't had any experience of that painkillers. Just a disclaimer and a reminder we aren't medical trained so unfortunately we can't give  you advice. If we do it's our own personal experiences or from trusted sources of information. 
  • ElsieC1
    ElsieC1 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
    I use it in combination with Gabapentin for central neuropathic pain. I can say that it is effective for me - helps to soften the chronic dysesthesias I suffer from. The side effects I have are a dry mouth and constipation.

    Best wishes
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    ElsieC1 said:
    I use it in combination with Gabapentin for central neuropathic pain. I can say that it is effective for me - helps to soften the chronic dysesthesias I suffer from. The side effects I have are a dry mouth and constipation.

    Best wishes
    That's good I'm pleased you had good experience with it. Would you recommend it to someone else with nerve pain?
  • ElsieC1
    ElsieC1 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
    I can only say it helps me. I am not in a position to advise. The OP must speak to their GP or a pain specialist.
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,395 Disability Gamechanger
          No one should be recommending any form of medication as what can work for one may not work for another. @jackieann3 you need to speak to your doctor regarding any medication.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    ElsieC1 said:
    I can only say it helps me. I am not in a position to advise. The OP must speak to their GP or a pain specialist.
    Oh I'm sorry I just went totally off my own advice 
  • jackieann3
    jackieann3 Community member Posts: 80 Courageous
     I'm not sure what's happened here I didn't write that post saying would you recommend it I wouldn't ask that, my question was does anyone already take nortriptline just to see how good it worked for them, I don't know where the post came from asking for advice but it wasn't me I've just come back in here to read replies I haven't posted back yet to anyone this is my first since I started the discussion. 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,267 Disability Gamechanger
    @jackieann3

    If you are looking for help with pain medications it is best to speak to your GP. 
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry I just thought I was being helpful I'm sorry I will stay out the way 
  • jackieann3
    jackieann3 Community member Posts: 80 Courageous
    I would always ask my gp for advice I really haven't asked for advice I just asked does anyone take that medication, I don't even take it but it was talked about at my last appointment and was just asking if anyone here was already taking it and if it was affective, I have the email saying the person's name who put the post up asking if they would recommend this medication so I don't know why im getting bombarded with posts saying you can't give advice and go to your gp when all I've asked is does anyone take this painkiller .
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,344 Disability Gamechanger
     I'm not sure what's happened here I didn't write that post saying would you recommend it I wouldn't ask that, my question was does anyone already take nortriptline just to see how good it worked for them, I don't know where the post came from asking for advice but it wasn't me I've just come back in here to read replies I haven't posted back yet to anyone this is my first since I started the discussion. 

    Please don't worry. It wasn't you that asked for advice, it was durhamjaide2001 that asked another member if they would recommend it to you.. which we can't do of course. (as you know)
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,344 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry I just thought I was being helpful I'm sorry I will stay out the way 

    I realise you meant well but it's not helpful to ask another member if they would recommend a medication. No one here can recommend such a thing and members should always speak to their GP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for your advice @poppy123456
  • jackieann3
    jackieann3 Community member Posts: 80 Courageous
    Thank you poppy for replying, please don't be sorry durhamjaide it was nice of you to try and help, I was just shocked at the response and quick to jump about giving advice it seems a bit extreme to me , wish I hadn't asked now lol but thank you again .
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
    I would always ask my gp for advice I really haven't asked for advice I just asked does anyone take that medication, I don't even take it but it was talked about at my last appointment and was just asking if anyone here was already taking it and if it was affective, I have the email saying the person's name who put the post up asking if they would recommend this medication so I don't know why im getting bombarded with posts saying you can't give advice and go to your gp when all I've asked is does anyone take this painkiller .
    Hi,
    It`s not you, someone lobbed a confusion grenade into the conversation.
    Personally, I`ve never had nortriptyline but I do take 30mg of amitriptyline a night.  From the Googling I`ve done, they are in the same family of drugs - tricyclic antidepressants, but at low doses they provide pain relief.
    For me I get no pain relief, but I do sleep like a baby now; first time in over 50 years.



  • jackieann3
    jackieann3 Community member Posts: 80 Courageous
    Thanks cartini yes it all got a bit confusing over nothing really, yes I read they were both related, I was on amtitriptyline a while ago they didn't do anything for the pain but slept like a baby, then I started feeling unwell on them so the doctor told me to stop them , 50 years! Glad you can sleep now.
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
    Thanks cartini yes it all got a bit confusing over nothing really, yes I read they were both related, I was on amtitriptyline a while ago they didn't do anything for the pain but slept like a baby, then I started feeling unwell on them so the doctor told me to stop them , 50 years! Glad you can sleep now.
    Thank you - me too! :)

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