Big surprise...I took nortriptyline also, it worked alright for me...better than the older anti-depressants like elavil/amitriptyline or trazodone (for headaches, not depression issues)
My biggest issues were weight gain...like I needed that! and it also made me extremely tired. The first few weeks I took it I was working an 8-5 job and I remember driving home some afternoons thinking that I was going to fall asleep behind the wheel...and that is something I could NEVER do, not at my tiredest point (without medication of course) I eventually adjusted, but then again, it came to the end of my insurance and the point in time where I went without all medications.
I would not be opposed to taking it again...hesitant about the weight thing, but if it works and you are in a bad enough place with the headaches, the trade-off is well worth it.
Right now though, I am on Topamax and wouldn't budge off that if someone forced me (I know..broken record player, you've heard me say that a million times)
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