I did six days of half a 25mg tablet of amitriptyline and 10mg of nortriptyline taken at night. That part went well. After a couple of days I felt less heavily sedated than I did on 25mg amitriptyline. The esophagial pain was still managed well. I did notice by the 6th day I had some strange feelings starting in the late afternoon that may have been amitriptyline withdrawal. Exhaustion. Nerve activity in my back and going down the back of my arms. Stomach off. A little anxiety. Tenitis. Not really strong stuff though.
Then last night I took 20mg nortriptyline and no amitriptyline. I've been a bit worse. Sleepy all day, nerve activity like yesterday, pessimism, weird daydreams, tenitis. Stomach off. Stronger than yesterday.
I figure it's probably a combo of amitriptyline withdrawal and nortriptyline ramp up effects. These drugs have both temporary ramp up and withdrawal.
Amitriptyline is known for giving stomach upset, bringing your mood down, and insomnia when withdrawn. I suspect the sleepiness is a ramp up effect of nortriptyline. When I ramped up on amitriptyline it made me even more groggy.
Luckily I don't have to work for three days so I can try to work though the worst of it.
Post Edited (DennisinNY) : 1/7/2017 3:45:34 PM (GMT-7)