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  • Doctor prescribed Nortitriptyline???

    Hi gals.
    I just talked to my doctor and he prescribed to me nortityrptyline. I may have spelled this wrong. It is a cousin of elavil. Have any of you taken this med and it help your bladder pain? I am suppose to take 10mgs once a night to start. I am nervous. I worry about it bothering my stomach or causing urinary retention issues as I have heard these type meds can.

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    I used that for about 10 years before it started to lose its effectiveness. I had the standard problems common with tricyclics, with weight gain and dry mouth. I started out at 10 mg. a day and by the time I stopped taking it I was up to 100 mg.


    • #3
      Hi pingpong.
      Thanks for the reply. I am just worried about side effects as I seem to get alot of them
      Thanks for replying.


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        Tonight is my last night of Elavil 10 mg. It was making me too hungry. I asked about which had less weight gaining side effects to the nurse who relayed to the uro. Lexapro or nortriptyline? I was given a prescription for 10 mg of nortriptyline. I know it is a 2nd generation medication compared to Elavil which is a 1st generation although I have no idea what that means.

        Elavil never gave me a dry mouth.

        6/04 dx Mild IC; 3/06 2nd hydro/cysto w/2nd uro; Moderate IC now. IBS dx 11/03. 6/08 dx Vulva Vestibulitis/Pelvic Floor Spasms. 7/20/15 Feels like I have moderate IC now. Burning again.

        tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning