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Amitriptyline (Elavil) or Nortriptyline, what works better?

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  • Amitriptyline (Elavil) or Nortriptyline, what works better?

    I started out on Elavil 11/30/06, by January, I had stopped my urethral burning for January and February maybe due to the Elavil. However, I stopped taking Elavil because it was making me so hungry. I began nortriptyline 4/26/07 and have continued until present. I haven't had any increase in appetite so far while on nortriptyline. Although, both antidepressants are from the same type, if those of you who have taken both types, which do you feel works better for urethral burning?

    Thank you all.

    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