I've been on HW for years, but have never checked the Migraine forum, for some reason. This was the first thread to catch my eye, because I've been on Nortriptyline for about 20 years. It's a multi-purpose drug for me, since I have not only Migraines, but Fibromyalgia (and the sleep disturbance that goes with it) and IBS.
I used to get horrible Migraines - aura, agonizing throbbing pain, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound - you name it. Once I started the Nortriptyline, the severity and frequency were somewhat reduced.
Midrin helped even more, but then they took that off the market....luckily for me, the headaches are all but gone now that I'm older.
I do have chronic dry mouth, and can't drink at all, or I feel extremely hungover (kinda takes the fun out of it!) Those are about my only side effects.
Moderator, Fibromyalgia Forum
Fibromyalgia, herniated disc L4-5, (recent discectomy), DDD, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, IBS, migraines, visual disturbances, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres,) balance issues, chemical sensitivities