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#1 Jenette

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Anyone have experience with this drug? It was prescribed to help me sleep.

#2 christie

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

It's me again...that insomnia is kicking my @#s again....maybe i should try this stuff too..hahaha....

Have you started taking this drug?...one of the potential side effects of nortriptiline is confusion, especially when administered along with other drugs that mess with serotonin in our brains...(see Jenette's previous post: hallucinations). just guessing here, trying to help.

we should always check the potential side effects of meds when having a new, and rather unusual symptom. Pd is not always guilty as charged...

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#3 Vanillab1027

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

I take a very small dose of it every night to help me sleep. It works for me, with no bad effects, for almost a year now. Of course, this probably doesn't help you at all since we all react differently.

Hope you find the cause of your trouble soon!

#4 Beau's Mom

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

I believe nortriptyline is an older antidepressant that also helps with sleep/ My son was given it as an adolescent and it helped his sleep. I was told it is very short acting and must be taken every day at the same time. ?helpful?

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First symptoms: right-hand tremor, constipation and restless arms 1978 (age 25). Depression and anxiety (non-motor symptoms) began in 1989 and worsened through the years. Last inpatient episode June 2013.

Diagnosed December, 2010 by a regular neurologist (age 57). After negative reactions to Requip, Mirapex and selegiline began Sinemet 25/100 3x/day. First MDS visit in Houston in February of 2011 was inconclusive. Second MDS visit at Baylor Fort Worth in May/June 2011 diagnosis changed to Parkinsonism, Sinemet stopped. Third MDS visit in August 2011 in WA State: received a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic PD which had started on the right side and had now crossed to the left side as well. Restarted on Sinemet 25/100 4x/day. A short trial of Amantadine caused audio hallucinations in September 2011.

 

Current medications at age 62: Sinemet 25/100 ODT every 2.5 hours while awake (7/day). One Sinemet 25/100 CR between midnight and 4 AM. Trazodone 200 mg at bedtime, Fluvoxamine 300 mg at bedtime. Clonazepam 0.5 mg morning and afternoon, 1 mg at bedtime. Vit D3 2x/day, Calcium Carbonate Susp. 5 cc daily, Baclofen 10 mg 3x/day, Flonase two sprays 2x/day, Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray once daily (for osteoporosis). Gel eye drops as needed throughout the day, Restasis Eye drops 2x/day, Nighttime eye ointment at bedtime. 02 2L per nasal cannula while asleep. Walker, electric wheelchair, moist and soft or pureed foods and 115 caregiver hours/month keep me sane.

 

All of the above subject to change based on progression, stress level, and dyskinesia. Whew! I'm glad I finally wrote that all out.


#5 annfisher43

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

I've taken it for some time with no problem

#6 Luthersfaith

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

People say marijuana helps you sleep. Anybody out there tried it?
The side effects of marijuana are of no comparison to what these other drugs do to us.
At least that's what the Data Seems to say.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

#7 Jenette

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

I will definitely give it a try when it's legal here in PA. I'm not as likely to do so until then, unlike when I was a teenager so many years ago.




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