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  • Amitriptyline and Noritriptyline

    Hi, I am 48 years old. I was diagnosed about 13 years ago. My doctor put me on amitriptyline 75mg. I took this for a few years and was able to go back to living a normal life more or less. I also have frequent migranes so they changed my medication to noritriptyline 75mg. I've been using that ever since.

    Last week I went to the doctors and they checked the noritriptyline levels in my blood. It came back very high. They dropped my dose down to 50mg which I started last night. Does anyone know why noritriptyline levels are bad if they are high. My doctor said something about heart problems but I looked it up on the internet and couldnt' find anything that relates to that. I have to be retested next week and if it hasn't lowered I will have to step back to 25mg. I am afraid that I will have to go off the meds all together and I don't want to go back to that life. I was to the point where I was unable to leave the house before I was diagnosed.

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    Try not to panic --- if you have a problem with the lower dosage, please be sure to check in with your doctor if symptoms begin to return. There are many treatment options available for you.

    Warm healing thoughts,
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