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Withdrawing Nortriptyline. Any Success?
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Withdrawing Nortriptyline. Any Success?

Hello everyone. Has anyone taken nortriptyline a period of time for chronic daily headaches and decided to stop taking it due to it's side effects with success? Has your headaches come back after stopping the medication?

Brief story about me: I was never a headache person or a migraineur. I only got these headaches after a lumbar puncture 7months ago. Needless to say, it has changed my life as I am having headaches 50-100 times a day. I'm currently taking 10-20mg nortriptyline to keep the intensity down, but the side effects is giving me a lot of problems (increased heart rate and hair thinning/loss are my biggest problems). I'd like to hear from anyone who has a similar story to mine. Thanks.
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Hi Jac -

My situation is just like yours.  I am 3 weeks in after a lumbar puncture/blood patch and I am having headaches and multiple other side effects.  I do not take the medicine you are on.  I am curious to see how you are feeling now that it is April - have your symptoms improved?  Good luck, take care.
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