Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018012/001.

Names and composition

"PAMELOR" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018012/001 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE per 5ML
018013/001 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE
018013/002 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE
018013/003 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
018013/004 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE

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014685/001 AVENTYL NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE per 5ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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018013/001 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE
018013/002 PAMELOR NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE
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Pamelor Have you taken it?
The doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. Do you know anything about it? Asked by Ellsworth Grzywacz 2 years ago.

Pamelor, generically nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressant with some antihistaminic properties. One of the actions of antihistaminics can be drowsiness. Its usefulness as a sleep aid is commonly limited to the first 2-3 weeks, after which it may no longer cause drowsiness. One common cause of sleeplessness is depression. If you are depressed, your physician will probably adjust the dose upwards at some future visit, until the depression clears. When the depression clears, you should not be having any difficulty sleeping. If you take any tricyclic antidepressant for any length of time, it should not be stopped abruptly, but rather, the dose should be tapered over time. Used as directed, it should be very safe, so long as you are not taking any of the medications listed in the source document listed below. Answered by Tiera Phou 2 years ago.


Does pamelor cause hair loss?
pamelor is a medicine that I take for migrane evry night, I've been taking for 3 months. Asked by Lekisha Cannellos 2 years ago.

I do not take pamelor, but my mother did, and yes it did for her. But it wasn't like she had bald spots. Just a lot of her hair came out all over. She had to use a drain catcher. She quit taking it, and is on something that starts with a t now, I'm sorry I don't know the name. But it did make her hair fall out, but I'm also not saying everyone is the same. Answered by Josephina Deakins 2 years ago.


Anyone take or know about Pamelor?
has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any... Asked by Terrence Hudack 2 years ago.

has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any advice or experience will help me! thank you Answered by Lisbeth Vinas 2 years ago.

I used Pamelor and found it very very helpful. However after a few years at the level of dosage I took I started experiencing rapid heart rate and had to go off it. It worked the best for me of all antidepressants I have ever used. When I was first put on Zoloft, I did experience some nauseous sensation but at the same time I really wasn't nauseous. Now then my daughter has anxiety with some depression and took Paxil. She stopped using it with her second pregnancy. When she needed to restart it her body couldn't handle it she started have diarrhea and became dehydrated. I know she then tried Zoloft with the same result. Finally her doctor tried her on Prozac. Worked like a charm. She takes 30 mg a day. Good luck, everyone has to find the best dosage and drug for their own case..... Answered by Sandy Schure 2 years ago.


Pamelor. What is it?
The doctor gave it to me for sleep. Asked by Jim Bree 2 years ago.

It's an antidepressant; however one of side efffects is sleepiness so... Answered by Wallace Sonderup 2 years ago.


Pamelor (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?
My doctor doesn't know about my past (6 years ago) reaction to anti-depressant. I don't want to bring it up because I don't want it to be in my records... Asked by Clair Nuesca 2 years ago.

I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. When I first went to my doctor, he gave me a prescription for Pamelor and at the time I had no idea that it was an anti-depressants. I dont believe in anti-depressants...I used to be on them at one point and they actually made me more depressed and suicidal too..I'm really afraid to use them. I called him to talk about my concern and then he told me that this is a really low does of pamelor given to control pain...i asked him about weight gain as a side effect and he said its really rare. I have my doubts though because when I look at reviews online, I see people have gained weight and have gotten severe dry mouth...that concerns me... Has anyone taken this drug specifically for fibromyalgia? If I don't take medicine and rely just on physical therapy and excercise and anti-inflammatories (celebrex 2/day 200mg), can I get better with just that? This is all really hard to deal with. I'm only 23 and I was just told that I'm going to have pain for the rest of my life. That's hard to deal with....Does fibromyalgia tends to get worse? Any help/advice/ personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help. Answered by Thi Spreng 2 years ago.

Hi Amy! I'm sorry you're going through this! First of all, Justmeinthisworld is right; many doctors give antidepressants for fibro because it changes the seratonin level in the brain. By doing this, it is supposed to help with some of the pain and possibly sleeping problems that we fibro patients have. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and I have taken some in the past without success. I'm sorry, I can't say I have taken Pamelor though. If you have had problems with antidepressants in the past, you need to let your doctor know. Remember that your medical records are private. Your doctor should know everything concerning your medical history for your safety! As for the anti-inflammatories, once again, they are given to decrease pain, but many fibro patients really don't benefit from these. There are a few drugs out there right now that are being prescribed for fibro: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. I heard about too many problems with Lyrica, so I didn't try it. Cymbalta did make me gain weight without any good results. I am now on Savella and doing pretty well without weight gain-yay! Remember, everyone responds differently to medications, so good effects and side effects will vary from person to person! I have never had any pain "free" years, but I do have times that the pain is really not all that bad. Doing things to take care of yourself- eating well, resting as much as you can... will all help. Massage will make you feel so much better! You're already working with a physical therapist, so I know you're already learning how to stretch your muscles, so that is wonderful! There are also a few supplements out there that have been shown to help with fibro: Malic acid with magnesium, Omega 3's, B12, Vitamin D. Many doctors will encourage you to take these. Always check with your doctor. Don't get discouraged; it's not a death sentence! You can have a good life with fibro. Read all you can about it. Read from reputable companies- arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network. Anytime a company wants your money for a 'cure', beware and turn away! There is more and more research going on concerning fibro, so more is being discovered about it. Hang in there! Once your doctor finds the right medicine for your body, you'll start to feel better and tolerate fibro much more. Take him a list of your concerns and questions, plus anything that your research has shown that might help. A good doctor will appreciate you taking an active role in your health. There are also yahoo groups that will connect you with others. One is the Fibromyalgia_Support_Group. It's full of wonderful people who understand all your concerns! Sorry this is so long! Hope it helped some! Good luck! Shari Answered by Thomasina Jaconski 2 years ago.

anti inflammatories are contradicted for FMS..THERE IS NO INFLAMMATION..and there is not evidenciing supporting them helping with the pain..they generally don't did you try any drugs similar to pamelor (in the tricyclic class) i tried it --didn 't do anything, but i didn't notice any side effects the 1st choice meds are savella and cymbalta.. the tryclyics weree 1st liine 10 years ago...until they found out more fms is beleived to be a problem with the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrin, dopamine) and thats what antidepressants work on savella isn't even refered to as an anti depressant other 1st line treatments arfe the anti seizure meds like lyrica and neurontin if this doc prescribed anti inflammatories--change docs fast....and don't belive the diagnosis until you hav it confirmed by someone competant and reserach yoursrelf fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue what it is i've heard 1/3 get better 1/3 stay the same 1/3 get worse most people wax and wane within certain limites and do have some comfortable days his attitude about your past reaction is very concerning...he should be concerned about the possible negative effect tramadol is narcotic down play the reaction...said you felt a little depressed, but the meds made it worse...don't say how much worse..say after you stopped the meds...it got very mild again and you felt a lot better a few months later Answered by Dell Eaglen 2 years ago.

Pamelor For Pain Answered by Frankie Claborn 2 years ago.

I have fibromyalgia and have been pain free for about 2 years. Fibro pain is not usually constant. You will probably have flares of pain which are controlled by medication. It's a trial and error thing, what works for one may not work for another. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, these help the pain receptors work better. It can take up to 7 years to be diagnosed because of the varying symptoms. You may want to get a second opinion. I find exercise and massage work well. (not during a flare though) There are many helpful sites on the internet that will give you information Answered by Trula Cambria 2 years ago.

Hi there. I came across your post from a google search and read it thinking, 'wow did I write this??". I'm 23 years old right now and have just been diagnosed with FMS and am scared to start taking the Pamelor I've been prescribed. If you don't mind, could you share how your experience has been and how you've been able to treat fibro over the years? Thanks! Looking fwd to hearing from you. Answered by Wyatt Mcdonald 2 years ago.

Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Pattie Oligschlaeger 2 years ago.

For real sickness you need real treatment, not antidepressant. Today no one needs to suffer with Fibromyalgia, treatment is already known on www.cfids.info Answered by Brooks Arenivas 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been on the drug Pamelor?
When I took it for the first time I slept 17 hours and I am wondering is this normal. Asked by Dan Mcclurg 2 years ago.

It is usual for pamelor to cause confusion and other CNS effects but I believe this to be excessive. You should not drink alcohol or other CNS depressants with pamelor. I think you should call your doctor because you can't have a normal life if you sleep 17 hours each day...there are other meds you can try. Answered by Lola Opland 2 years ago.


What are the side effects between addrell and pamelor?
Asked by Marya Rabenstein 2 years ago.

I know that pamelor is an anti depressant but it can also be used for other things my neurologist gave it to me to prevent migraines. But you cant spend alot of time in the sun with it, it will cause you to burn easily. I dont know what addrell is. Unless your saying adderal, with is a drug used to treat ADHD. Answered by Vern Lambertson 2 years ago.


Pamelor Have you taken it?
The doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. Do you know anything about it? Asked by Carmen Guarisco 2 years ago.

Pamelor, generically nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressant with some antihistaminic properties. One of the actions of antihistaminics can be drowsiness. Its usefulness as a sleep aid is commonly limited to the first 2-3 weeks, after which it may no longer cause drowsiness. One common cause of sleeplessness is depression. If you are depressed, your physician will probably adjust the dose upwards at some future visit, until the depression clears. When the depression clears, you should not be having any difficulty sleeping. If you take any tricyclic antidepressant for any length of time, it should not be stopped abruptly, but rather, the dose should be tapered over time. Used as directed, it should be very safe, so long as you are not taking any of the medications listed in the source document listed below. Answered by Marivel Deviva 2 years ago.


Does pamelor cause hair loss?
pamelor is a medicine that I take for migrane evry night, I've been taking for 3 months. Asked by So Belstad 2 years ago.

I do not take pamelor, but my mother did, and yes it did for her. But it wasn't like she had bald spots. Just a lot of her hair came out all over. She had to use a drain catcher. She quit taking it, and is on something that starts with a t now, I'm sorry I don't know the name. But it did make her hair fall out, but I'm also not saying everyone is the same. Answered by Luis Shenkman 2 years ago.


Anyone take or know about Pamelor?
has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any... Asked by Kelsi Montcalm 2 years ago.

has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any advice or experience will help me! thank you Answered by Christeen Totman 2 years ago.

I used Pamelor and found it very very helpful. However after a few years at the level of dosage I took I started experiencing rapid heart rate and had to go off it. It worked the best for me of all antidepressants I have ever used. When I was first put on Zoloft, I did experience some nauseous sensation but at the same time I really wasn't nauseous. Now then my daughter has anxiety with some depression and took Paxil. She stopped using it with her second pregnancy. When she needed to restart it her body couldn't handle it she started have diarrhea and became dehydrated. I know she then tried Zoloft with the same result. Finally her doctor tried her on Prozac. Worked like a charm. She takes 30 mg a day. Good luck, everyone has to find the best dosage and drug for their own case..... Answered by Natosha Vanderberg 2 years ago.


Pamelor. What is it?
The doctor gave it to me for sleep. Asked by Chanelle Salen 2 years ago.

It's an antidepressant; however one of side efffects is sleepiness so... Answered by Dianna Golk 2 years ago.


Pamelor (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?
My doctor doesn't know about my past (6 years ago) reaction to anti-depressant. I don't want to bring it up because I don't want it to be in my records... Asked by Traci Pestana 2 years ago.

I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. When I first went to my doctor, he gave me a prescription for Pamelor and at the time I had no idea that it was an anti-depressants. I dont believe in anti-depressants...I used to be on them at one point and they actually made me more depressed and suicidal too..I'm really afraid to use them. I called him to talk about my concern and then he told me that this is a really low does of pamelor given to control pain...i asked him about weight gain as a side effect and he said its really rare. I have my doubts though because when I look at reviews online, I see people have gained weight and have gotten severe dry mouth...that concerns me... Has anyone taken this drug specifically for fibromyalgia? If I don't take medicine and rely just on physical therapy and excercise and anti-inflammatories (celebrex 2/day 200mg), can I get better with just that? This is all really hard to deal with. I'm only 23 and I was just told that I'm going to have pain for the rest of my life. That's hard to deal with....Does fibromyalgia tends to get worse? Any help/advice/ personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help. Answered by Frankie Soos 2 years ago.

Hi Amy! I'm sorry you're going through this! First of all, Justmeinthisworld is right; many doctors give antidepressants for fibro because it changes the seratonin level in the brain. By doing this, it is supposed to help with some of the pain and possibly sleeping problems that we fibro patients have. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and I have taken some in the past without success. I'm sorry, I can't say I have taken Pamelor though. If you have had problems with antidepressants in the past, you need to let your doctor know. Remember that your medical records are private. Your doctor should know everything concerning your medical history for your safety! As for the anti-inflammatories, once again, they are given to decrease pain, but many fibro patients really don't benefit from these. There are a few drugs out there right now that are being prescribed for fibro: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. I heard about too many problems with Lyrica, so I didn't try it. Cymbalta did make me gain weight without any good results. I am now on Savella and doing pretty well without weight gain-yay! Remember, everyone responds differently to medications, so good effects and side effects will vary from person to person! I have never had any pain "free" years, but I do have times that the pain is really not all that bad. Doing things to take care of yourself- eating well, resting as much as you can... will all help. Massage will make you feel so much better! You're already working with a physical therapist, so I know you're already learning how to stretch your muscles, so that is wonderful! There are also a few supplements out there that have been shown to help with fibro: Malic acid with magnesium, Omega 3's, B12, Vitamin D. Many doctors will encourage you to take these. Always check with your doctor. Don't get discouraged; it's not a death sentence! You can have a good life with fibro. Read all you can about it. Read from reputable companies- arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network. Anytime a company wants your money for a 'cure', beware and turn away! There is more and more research going on concerning fibro, so more is being discovered about it. Hang in there! Once your doctor finds the right medicine for your body, you'll start to feel better and tolerate fibro much more. Take him a list of your concerns and questions, plus anything that your research has shown that might help. A good doctor will appreciate you taking an active role in your health. There are also yahoo groups that will connect you with others. One is the Fibromyalgia_Support_Group. It's full of wonderful people who understand all your concerns! Sorry this is so long! Hope it helped some! Good luck! Shari Answered by Nelda Aderhold 2 years ago.

anti inflammatories are contradicted for FMS..THERE IS NO INFLAMMATION..and there is not evidenciing supporting them helping with the pain..they generally don't did you try any drugs similar to pamelor (in the tricyclic class) i tried it --didn 't do anything, but i didn't notice any side effects the 1st choice meds are savella and cymbalta.. the tryclyics weree 1st liine 10 years ago...until they found out more fms is beleived to be a problem with the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrin, dopamine) and thats what antidepressants work on savella isn't even refered to as an anti depressant other 1st line treatments arfe the anti seizure meds like lyrica and neurontin if this doc prescribed anti inflammatories--change docs fast....and don't belive the diagnosis until you hav it confirmed by someone competant and reserach yoursrelf fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue what it is i've heard 1/3 get better 1/3 stay the same 1/3 get worse most people wax and wane within certain limites and do have some comfortable days his attitude about your past reaction is very concerning...he should be concerned about the possible negative effect tramadol is narcotic down play the reaction...said you felt a little depressed, but the meds made it worse...don't say how much worse..say after you stopped the meds...it got very mild again and you felt a lot better a few months later Answered by Josephina Priode 2 years ago.

Pamelor For Pain Answered by Josphine Dene 2 years ago.

I have fibromyalgia and have been pain free for about 2 years. Fibro pain is not usually constant. You will probably have flares of pain which are controlled by medication. It's a trial and error thing, what works for one may not work for another. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, these help the pain receptors work better. It can take up to 7 years to be diagnosed because of the varying symptoms. You may want to get a second opinion. I find exercise and massage work well. (not during a flare though) There are many helpful sites on the internet that will give you information Answered by Dwana Kettlewell 2 years ago.

Hi there. I came across your post from a google search and read it thinking, 'wow did I write this??". I'm 23 years old right now and have just been diagnosed with FMS and am scared to start taking the Pamelor I've been prescribed. If you don't mind, could you share how your experience has been and how you've been able to treat fibro over the years? Thanks! Looking fwd to hearing from you. Answered by Vernell Milian 2 years ago.

Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Venice Cocking 2 years ago.

For real sickness you need real treatment, not antidepressant. Today no one needs to suffer with Fibromyalgia, treatment is already known on www.cfids.info Answered by Fredia Outen 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been on the drug Pamelor?
When I took it for the first time I slept 17 hours and I am wondering is this normal. Asked by Meggan Alexanders 2 years ago.

It is usual for pamelor to cause confusion and other CNS effects but I believe this to be excessive. You should not drink alcohol or other CNS depressants with pamelor. I think you should call your doctor because you can't have a normal life if you sleep 17 hours each day...there are other meds you can try. Answered by Ta Pebworth 2 years ago.


What are the side effects between addrell and pamelor?
Asked by Dixie Cresci 2 years ago.

I know that pamelor is an anti depressant but it can also be used for other things my neurologist gave it to me to prevent migraines. But you cant spend alot of time in the sun with it, it will cause you to burn easily. I dont know what addrell is. Unless your saying adderal, with is a drug used to treat ADHD. Answered by Kellie Quitero 2 years ago.


Pamelor Have you taken it?
The doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. Do you know anything about it? Asked by Lurlene Nowlin 2 years ago.

Pamelor, generically nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressant with some antihistaminic properties. One of the actions of antihistaminics can be drowsiness. Its usefulness as a sleep aid is commonly limited to the first 2-3 weeks, after which it may no longer cause drowsiness. One common cause of sleeplessness is depression. If you are depressed, your physician will probably adjust the dose upwards at some future visit, until the depression clears. When the depression clears, you should not be having any difficulty sleeping. If you take any tricyclic antidepressant for any length of time, it should not be stopped abruptly, but rather, the dose should be tapered over time. Used as directed, it should be very safe, so long as you are not taking any of the medications listed in the source document listed below. Answered by Andre Yant 2 years ago.


Does pamelor cause hair loss?
pamelor is a medicine that I take for migrane evry night, I've been taking for 3 months. Asked by Janna Higgins 2 years ago.

I do not take pamelor, but my mother did, and yes it did for her. But it wasn't like she had bald spots. Just a lot of her hair came out all over. She had to use a drain catcher. She quit taking it, and is on something that starts with a t now, I'm sorry I don't know the name. But it did make her hair fall out, but I'm also not saying everyone is the same. Answered by Al Chaddock 2 years ago.


Anyone take or know about Pamelor?
has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any... Asked by Mirtha Gettens 2 years ago.

has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any advice or experience will help me! thank you Answered by Laverna Fulwider 2 years ago.

I used Pamelor and found it very very helpful. However after a few years at the level of dosage I took I started experiencing rapid heart rate and had to go off it. It worked the best for me of all antidepressants I have ever used. When I was first put on Zoloft, I did experience some nauseous sensation but at the same time I really wasn't nauseous. Now then my daughter has anxiety with some depression and took Paxil. She stopped using it with her second pregnancy. When she needed to restart it her body couldn't handle it she started have diarrhea and became dehydrated. I know she then tried Zoloft with the same result. Finally her doctor tried her on Prozac. Worked like a charm. She takes 30 mg a day. Good luck, everyone has to find the best dosage and drug for their own case..... Answered by Sylvester Latendresse 2 years ago.


Pamelor. What is it?
The doctor gave it to me for sleep. Asked by Melinda Rosengarten 2 years ago.

It's an antidepressant; however one of side efffects is sleepiness so... Answered by Billie Macke 2 years ago.


Pamelor (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?
My doctor doesn't know about my past (6 years ago) reaction to anti-depressant. I don't want to bring it up because I don't want it to be in my records... Asked by Alona Hachey 2 years ago.

I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. When I first went to my doctor, he gave me a prescription for Pamelor and at the time I had no idea that it was an anti-depressants. I dont believe in anti-depressants...I used to be on them at one point and they actually made me more depressed and suicidal too..I'm really afraid to use them. I called him to talk about my concern and then he told me that this is a really low does of pamelor given to control pain...i asked him about weight gain as a side effect and he said its really rare. I have my doubts though because when I look at reviews online, I see people have gained weight and have gotten severe dry mouth...that concerns me... Has anyone taken this drug specifically for fibromyalgia? If I don't take medicine and rely just on physical therapy and excercise and anti-inflammatories (celebrex 2/day 200mg), can I get better with just that? This is all really hard to deal with. I'm only 23 and I was just told that I'm going to have pain for the rest of my life. That's hard to deal with....Does fibromyalgia tends to get worse? Any help/advice/ personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help. Answered by Jae Feagler 2 years ago.

Hi Amy! I'm sorry you're going through this! First of all, Justmeinthisworld is right; many doctors give antidepressants for fibro because it changes the seratonin level in the brain. By doing this, it is supposed to help with some of the pain and possibly sleeping problems that we fibro patients have. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and I have taken some in the past without success. I'm sorry, I can't say I have taken Pamelor though. If you have had problems with antidepressants in the past, you need to let your doctor know. Remember that your medical records are private. Your doctor should know everything concerning your medical history for your safety! As for the anti-inflammatories, once again, they are given to decrease pain, but many fibro patients really don't benefit from these. There are a few drugs out there right now that are being prescribed for fibro: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. I heard about too many problems with Lyrica, so I didn't try it. Cymbalta did make me gain weight without any good results. I am now on Savella and doing pretty well without weight gain-yay! Remember, everyone responds differently to medications, so good effects and side effects will vary from person to person! I have never had any pain "free" years, but I do have times that the pain is really not all that bad. Doing things to take care of yourself- eating well, resting as much as you can... will all help. Massage will make you feel so much better! You're already working with a physical therapist, so I know you're already learning how to stretch your muscles, so that is wonderful! There are also a few supplements out there that have been shown to help with fibro: Malic acid with magnesium, Omega 3's, B12, Vitamin D. Many doctors will encourage you to take these. Always check with your doctor. Don't get discouraged; it's not a death sentence! You can have a good life with fibro. Read all you can about it. Read from reputable companies- arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network. Anytime a company wants your money for a 'cure', beware and turn away! There is more and more research going on concerning fibro, so more is being discovered about it. Hang in there! Once your doctor finds the right medicine for your body, you'll start to feel better and tolerate fibro much more. Take him a list of your concerns and questions, plus anything that your research has shown that might help. A good doctor will appreciate you taking an active role in your health. There are also yahoo groups that will connect you with others. One is the Fibromyalgia_Support_Group. It's full of wonderful people who understand all your concerns! Sorry this is so long! Hope it helped some! Good luck! Shari Answered by Tynisha Siriano 2 years ago.

anti inflammatories are contradicted for FMS..THERE IS NO INFLAMMATION..and there is not evidenciing supporting them helping with the pain..they generally don't did you try any drugs similar to pamelor (in the tricyclic class) i tried it --didn 't do anything, but i didn't notice any side effects the 1st choice meds are savella and cymbalta.. the tryclyics weree 1st liine 10 years ago...until they found out more fms is beleived to be a problem with the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrin, dopamine) and thats what antidepressants work on savella isn't even refered to as an anti depressant other 1st line treatments arfe the anti seizure meds like lyrica and neurontin if this doc prescribed anti inflammatories--change docs fast....and don't belive the diagnosis until you hav it confirmed by someone competant and reserach yoursrelf fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue what it is i've heard 1/3 get better 1/3 stay the same 1/3 get worse most people wax and wane within certain limites and do have some comfortable days his attitude about your past reaction is very concerning...he should be concerned about the possible negative effect tramadol is narcotic down play the reaction...said you felt a little depressed, but the meds made it worse...don't say how much worse..say after you stopped the meds...it got very mild again and you felt a lot better a few months later Answered by Carman Pusch 2 years ago.

Pamelor For Pain Answered by Deloris Horrigan 2 years ago.

I have fibromyalgia and have been pain free for about 2 years. Fibro pain is not usually constant. You will probably have flares of pain which are controlled by medication. It's a trial and error thing, what works for one may not work for another. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, these help the pain receptors work better. It can take up to 7 years to be diagnosed because of the varying symptoms. You may want to get a second opinion. I find exercise and massage work well. (not during a flare though) There are many helpful sites on the internet that will give you information Answered by Daina Lashway 2 years ago.

Hi there. I came across your post from a google search and read it thinking, 'wow did I write this??". I'm 23 years old right now and have just been diagnosed with FMS and am scared to start taking the Pamelor I've been prescribed. If you don't mind, could you share how your experience has been and how you've been able to treat fibro over the years? Thanks! Looking fwd to hearing from you. Answered by Zandra Collin 2 years ago.

Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Vance Bittinger 2 years ago.

For real sickness you need real treatment, not antidepressant. Today no one needs to suffer with Fibromyalgia, treatment is already known on www.cfids.info Answered by Zenia Turansky 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been on the drug Pamelor?
When I took it for the first time I slept 17 hours and I am wondering is this normal. Asked by Latisha Spada 2 years ago.

It is usual for pamelor to cause confusion and other CNS effects but I believe this to be excessive. You should not drink alcohol or other CNS depressants with pamelor. I think you should call your doctor because you can't have a normal life if you sleep 17 hours each day...there are other meds you can try. Answered by Nathanial Jaroscak 2 years ago.


What are the side effects between addrell and pamelor?
Asked by Eugena Tur 2 years ago.

I know that pamelor is an anti depressant but it can also be used for other things my neurologist gave it to me to prevent migraines. But you cant spend alot of time in the sun with it, it will cause you to burn easily. I dont know what addrell is. Unless your saying adderal, with is a drug used to treat ADHD. Answered by Randolph Schaber 2 years ago.


Pamelor Have you taken it?
The doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. Do you know anything about it? Asked by Artie Marrello 2 years ago.

Pamelor, generically nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressant with some antihistaminic properties. One of the actions of antihistaminics can be drowsiness. Its usefulness as a sleep aid is commonly limited to the first 2-3 weeks, after which it may no longer cause drowsiness. One common cause of sleeplessness is depression. If you are depressed, your physician will probably adjust the dose upwards at some future visit, until the depression clears. When the depression clears, you should not be having any difficulty sleeping. If you take any tricyclic antidepressant for any length of time, it should not be stopped abruptly, but rather, the dose should be tapered over time. Used as directed, it should be very safe, so long as you are not taking any of the medications listed in the source document listed below. Answered by Donn Apelian 2 years ago.


Does pamelor cause hair loss?
pamelor is a medicine that I take for migrane evry night, I've been taking for 3 months. Asked by Bennie Nette 2 years ago.

I do not take pamelor, but my mother did, and yes it did for her. But it wasn't like she had bald spots. Just a lot of her hair came out all over. She had to use a drain catcher. She quit taking it, and is on something that starts with a t now, I'm sorry I don't know the name. But it did make her hair fall out, but I'm also not saying everyone is the same. Answered by Chi Glaviano 2 years ago.


Anyone take or know about Pamelor?
has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any... Asked by Gaston Gearing 2 years ago.

has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any advice or experience will help me! thank you Answered by Nu Yancy 2 years ago.

I used Pamelor and found it very very helpful. However after a few years at the level of dosage I took I started experiencing rapid heart rate and had to go off it. It worked the best for me of all antidepressants I have ever used. When I was first put on Zoloft, I did experience some nauseous sensation but at the same time I really wasn't nauseous. Now then my daughter has anxiety with some depression and took Paxil. She stopped using it with her second pregnancy. When she needed to restart it her body couldn't handle it she started have diarrhea and became dehydrated. I know she then tried Zoloft with the same result. Finally her doctor tried her on Prozac. Worked like a charm. She takes 30 mg a day. Good luck, everyone has to find the best dosage and drug for their own case..... Answered by Renetta Pier 2 years ago.


Pamelor. What is it?
The doctor gave it to me for sleep. Asked by Stacey Schnair 2 years ago.

It's an antidepressant; however one of side efffects is sleepiness so... Answered by Ashly Morguson 2 years ago.


Pamelor (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?
My doctor doesn't know about my past (6 years ago) reaction to anti-depressant. I don't want to bring it up because I don't want it to be in my records... Asked by Marylyn Vanlaar 2 years ago.

I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. When I first went to my doctor, he gave me a prescription for Pamelor and at the time I had no idea that it was an anti-depressants. I dont believe in anti-depressants...I used to be on them at one point and they actually made me more depressed and suicidal too..I'm really afraid to use them. I called him to talk about my concern and then he told me that this is a really low does of pamelor given to control pain...i asked him about weight gain as a side effect and he said its really rare. I have my doubts though because when I look at reviews online, I see people have gained weight and have gotten severe dry mouth...that concerns me... Has anyone taken this drug specifically for fibromyalgia? If I don't take medicine and rely just on physical therapy and excercise and anti-inflammatories (celebrex 2/day 200mg), can I get better with just that? This is all really hard to deal with. I'm only 23 and I was just told that I'm going to have pain for the rest of my life. That's hard to deal with....Does fibromyalgia tends to get worse? Any help/advice/ personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help. Answered by Nettie Nickleberry 2 years ago.

Hi Amy! I'm sorry you're going through this! First of all, Justmeinthisworld is right; many doctors give antidepressants for fibro because it changes the seratonin level in the brain. By doing this, it is supposed to help with some of the pain and possibly sleeping problems that we fibro patients have. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and I have taken some in the past without success. I'm sorry, I can't say I have taken Pamelor though. If you have had problems with antidepressants in the past, you need to let your doctor know. Remember that your medical records are private. Your doctor should know everything concerning your medical history for your safety! As for the anti-inflammatories, once again, they are given to decrease pain, but many fibro patients really don't benefit from these. There are a few drugs out there right now that are being prescribed for fibro: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. I heard about too many problems with Lyrica, so I didn't try it. Cymbalta did make me gain weight without any good results. I am now on Savella and doing pretty well without weight gain-yay! Remember, everyone responds differently to medications, so good effects and side effects will vary from person to person! I have never had any pain "free" years, but I do have times that the pain is really not all that bad. Doing things to take care of yourself- eating well, resting as much as you can... will all help. Massage will make you feel so much better! You're already working with a physical therapist, so I know you're already learning how to stretch your muscles, so that is wonderful! There are also a few supplements out there that have been shown to help with fibro: Malic acid with magnesium, Omega 3's, B12, Vitamin D. Many doctors will encourage you to take these. Always check with your doctor. Don't get discouraged; it's not a death sentence! You can have a good life with fibro. Read all you can about it. Read from reputable companies- arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network. Anytime a company wants your money for a 'cure', beware and turn away! There is more and more research going on concerning fibro, so more is being discovered about it. Hang in there! Once your doctor finds the right medicine for your body, you'll start to feel better and tolerate fibro much more. Take him a list of your concerns and questions, plus anything that your research has shown that might help. A good doctor will appreciate you taking an active role in your health. There are also yahoo groups that will connect you with others. One is the Fibromyalgia_Support_Group. It's full of wonderful people who understand all your concerns! Sorry this is so long! Hope it helped some! Good luck! Shari Answered by Reinaldo Hannegan 2 years ago.

anti inflammatories are contradicted for FMS..THERE IS NO INFLAMMATION..and there is not evidenciing supporting them helping with the pain..they generally don't did you try any drugs similar to pamelor (in the tricyclic class) i tried it --didn 't do anything, but i didn't notice any side effects the 1st choice meds are savella and cymbalta.. the tryclyics weree 1st liine 10 years ago...until they found out more fms is beleived to be a problem with the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrin, dopamine) and thats what antidepressants work on savella isn't even refered to as an anti depressant other 1st line treatments arfe the anti seizure meds like lyrica and neurontin if this doc prescribed anti inflammatories--change docs fast....and don't belive the diagnosis until you hav it confirmed by someone competant and reserach yoursrelf fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue what it is i've heard 1/3 get better 1/3 stay the same 1/3 get worse most people wax and wane within certain limites and do have some comfortable days his attitude about your past reaction is very concerning...he should be concerned about the possible negative effect tramadol is narcotic down play the reaction...said you felt a little depressed, but the meds made it worse...don't say how much worse..say after you stopped the meds...it got very mild again and you felt a lot better a few months later Answered by Yang Chahal 2 years ago.

Pamelor For Pain Answered by Lasandra Kuykendall 2 years ago.

I have fibromyalgia and have been pain free for about 2 years. Fibro pain is not usually constant. You will probably have flares of pain which are controlled by medication. It's a trial and error thing, what works for one may not work for another. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, these help the pain receptors work better. It can take up to 7 years to be diagnosed because of the varying symptoms. You may want to get a second opinion. I find exercise and massage work well. (not during a flare though) There are many helpful sites on the internet that will give you information Answered by Jayne Manin 2 years ago.

Hi there. I came across your post from a google search and read it thinking, 'wow did I write this??". I'm 23 years old right now and have just been diagnosed with FMS and am scared to start taking the Pamelor I've been prescribed. If you don't mind, could you share how your experience has been and how you've been able to treat fibro over the years? Thanks! Looking fwd to hearing from you. Answered by Lyndsey Jesus 2 years ago.

Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Aurore Avellino 2 years ago.

For real sickness you need real treatment, not antidepressant. Today no one needs to suffer with Fibromyalgia, treatment is already known on www.cfids.info Answered by Sheena Racette 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been on the drug Pamelor?
When I took it for the first time I slept 17 hours and I am wondering is this normal. Asked by Nolan Delahoz 2 years ago.

It is usual for pamelor to cause confusion and other CNS effects but I believe this to be excessive. You should not drink alcohol or other CNS depressants with pamelor. I think you should call your doctor because you can't have a normal life if you sleep 17 hours each day...there are other meds you can try. Answered by Alisa Lamantia 2 years ago.


What are the side effects between addrell and pamelor?
Asked by Idell Wix 2 years ago.

I know that pamelor is an anti depressant but it can also be used for other things my neurologist gave it to me to prevent migraines. But you cant spend alot of time in the sun with it, it will cause you to burn easily. I dont know what addrell is. Unless your saying adderal, with is a drug used to treat ADHD. Answered by Ashely Zackery 2 years ago.


Pamelor Have you taken it?
The doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. Do you know anything about it? Asked by Cheree Szczygiel 2 years ago.

Pamelor, generically nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressant with some antihistaminic properties. One of the actions of antihistaminics can be drowsiness. Its usefulness as a sleep aid is commonly limited to the first 2-3 weeks, after which it may no longer cause drowsiness. One common cause of sleeplessness is depression. If you are depressed, your physician will probably adjust the dose upwards at some future visit, until the depression clears. When the depression clears, you should not be having any difficulty sleeping. If you take any tricyclic antidepressant for any length of time, it should not be stopped abruptly, but rather, the dose should be tapered over time. Used as directed, it should be very safe, so long as you are not taking any of the medications listed in the source document listed below. Answered by Anastacia Charle 2 years ago.


Does pamelor cause hair loss?
pamelor is a medicine that I take for migrane evry night, I've been taking for 3 months. Asked by Antoine Godino 2 years ago.

I do not take pamelor, but my mother did, and yes it did for her. But it wasn't like she had bald spots. Just a lot of her hair came out all over. She had to use a drain catcher. She quit taking it, and is on something that starts with a t now, I'm sorry I don't know the name. But it did make her hair fall out, but I'm also not saying everyone is the same. Answered by Thu Voorhis 2 years ago.


Anyone take or know about Pamelor?
has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any... Asked by Jesica Denholm 2 years ago.

has anyone taken or does anyone take the antidepressant pamelor? How was it? I may try it but only a very low dose (i have anxiety along wit some depression and IBS issues). also i tried zoloft and lexapro which made me naseous, vomit, and diarrhea (weak stomach). so I am hoping that this pamelor is different. Any advice or experience will help me! thank you Answered by Gail Ringland 2 years ago.

I used Pamelor and found it very very helpful. However after a few years at the level of dosage I took I started experiencing rapid heart rate and had to go off it. It worked the best for me of all antidepressants I have ever used. When I was first put on Zoloft, I did experience some nauseous sensation but at the same time I really wasn't nauseous. Now then my daughter has anxiety with some depression and took Paxil. She stopped using it with her second pregnancy. When she needed to restart it her body couldn't handle it she started have diarrhea and became dehydrated. I know she then tried Zoloft with the same result. Finally her doctor tried her on Prozac. Worked like a charm. She takes 30 mg a day. Good luck, everyone has to find the best dosage and drug for their own case..... Answered by Brittaney Laprarie 2 years ago.


Pamelor. What is it?
The doctor gave it to me for sleep. Asked by Alan Zelek 2 years ago.

It's an antidepressant; however one of side efffects is sleepiness so... Answered by Darci Perin 2 years ago.


Pamelor (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?
My doctor doesn't know about my past (6 years ago) reaction to anti-depressant. I don't want to bring it up because I don't want it to be in my records... Asked by Maire Desler 2 years ago.

I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. When I first went to my doctor, he gave me a prescription for Pamelor and at the time I had no idea that it was an anti-depressants. I dont believe in anti-depressants...I used to be on them at one point and they actually made me more depressed and suicidal too..I'm really afraid to use them. I called him to talk about my concern and then he told me that this is a really low does of pamelor given to control pain...i asked him about weight gain as a side effect and he said its really rare. I have my doubts though because when I look at reviews online, I see people have gained weight and have gotten severe dry mouth...that concerns me... Has anyone taken this drug specifically for fibromyalgia? If I don't take medicine and rely just on physical therapy and excercise and anti-inflammatories (celebrex 2/day 200mg), can I get better with just that? This is all really hard to deal with. I'm only 23 and I was just told that I'm going to have pain for the rest of my life. That's hard to deal with....Does fibromyalgia tends to get worse? Any help/advice/ personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help. Answered by Earle Nard 2 years ago.

Hi Amy! I'm sorry you're going through this! First of all, Justmeinthisworld is right; many doctors give antidepressants for fibro because it changes the seratonin level in the brain. By doing this, it is supposed to help with some of the pain and possibly sleeping problems that we fibro patients have. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and I have taken some in the past without success. I'm sorry, I can't say I have taken Pamelor though. If you have had problems with antidepressants in the past, you need to let your doctor know. Remember that your medical records are private. Your doctor should know everything concerning your medical history for your safety! As for the anti-inflammatories, once again, they are given to decrease pain, but many fibro patients really don't benefit from these. There are a few drugs out there right now that are being prescribed for fibro: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. I heard about too many problems with Lyrica, so I didn't try it. Cymbalta did make me gain weight without any good results. I am now on Savella and doing pretty well without weight gain-yay! Remember, everyone responds differently to medications, so good effects and side effects will vary from person to person! I have never had any pain "free" years, but I do have times that the pain is really not all that bad. Doing things to take care of yourself- eating well, resting as much as you can... will all help. Massage will make you feel so much better! You're already working with a physical therapist, so I know you're already learning how to stretch your muscles, so that is wonderful! There are also a few supplements out there that have been shown to help with fibro: Malic acid with magnesium, Omega 3's, B12, Vitamin D. Many doctors will encourage you to take these. Always check with your doctor. Don't get discouraged; it's not a death sentence! You can have a good life with fibro. Read all you can about it. Read from reputable companies- arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network. Anytime a company wants your money for a 'cure', beware and turn away! There is more and more research going on concerning fibro, so more is being discovered about it. Hang in there! Once your doctor finds the right medicine for your body, you'll start to feel better and tolerate fibro much more. Take him a list of your concerns and questions, plus anything that your research has shown that might help. A good doctor will appreciate you taking an active role in your health. There are also yahoo groups that will connect you with others. One is the Fibromyalgia_Support_Group. It's full of wonderful people who understand all your concerns! Sorry this is so long! Hope it helped some! Good luck! Shari Answered by Hyon Wildenberg 2 years ago.

anti inflammatories are contradicted for FMS..THERE IS NO INFLAMMATION..and there is not evidenciing supporting them helping with the pain..they generally don't did you try any drugs similar to pamelor (in the tricyclic class) i tried it --didn 't do anything, but i didn't notice any side effects the 1st choice meds are savella and cymbalta.. the tryclyics weree 1st liine 10 years ago...until they found out more fms is beleived to be a problem with the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrin, dopamine) and thats what antidepressants work on savella isn't even refered to as an anti depressant other 1st line treatments arfe the anti seizure meds like lyrica and neurontin if this doc prescribed anti inflammatories--change docs fast....and don't belive the diagnosis until you hav it confirmed by someone competant and reserach yoursrelf fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue what it is i've heard 1/3 get better 1/3 stay the same 1/3 get worse most people wax and wane within certain limites and do have some comfortable days his attitude about your past reaction is very concerning...he should be concerned about the possible negative effect tramadol is narcotic down play the reaction...said you felt a little depressed, but the meds made it worse...don't say how much worse..say after you stopped the meds...it got very mild again and you felt a lot better a few months later Answered by Amado Bitsuie 2 years ago.

Pamelor For Pain Answered by Maire Liddick 2 years ago.

I have fibromyalgia and have been pain free for about 2 years. Fibro pain is not usually constant. You will probably have flares of pain which are controlled by medication. It's a trial and error thing, what works for one may not work for another. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, these help the pain receptors work better. It can take up to 7 years to be diagnosed because of the varying symptoms. You may want to get a second opinion. I find exercise and massage work well. (not during a flare though) There are many helpful sites on the internet that will give you information Answered by Peggie Rawley 2 years ago.

Hi there. I came across your post from a google search and read it thinking, 'wow did I write this??". I'm 23 years old right now and have just been diagnosed with FMS and am scared to start taking the Pamelor I've been prescribed. If you don't mind, could you share how your experience has been and how you've been able to treat fibro over the years? Thanks! Looking fwd to hearing from you. Answered by Kerrie Richberg 2 years ago.

Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Otha Fencil 2 years ago.

For real sickness you need real treatment, not antidepressant. Today no one needs to suffer with Fibromyalgia, treatment is already known on www.cfids.info Answered by Brady Fara 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been on the drug Pamelor?
When I took it for the first time I slept 17 hours and I am wondering is this normal. Asked by Gino Mechanic 2 years ago.

It is usual for pamelor to cause confusion and other CNS effects but I believe this to be excessive. You should not drink alcohol or other CNS depressants with pamelor. I think you should call your doctor because you can't have a normal life if you sleep 17 hours each day...there are other meds you can try. Answered by Alayna Gilio 2 years ago.


What are the side effects between addrell and pamelor?
Asked by Johnie Alsing 2 years ago.

I know that pamelor is an anti depressant but it can also be used for other things my neurologist gave it to me to prevent migraines. But you cant spend alot of time in the sun with it, it will cause you to burn easily. I dont know what addrell is. Unless your saying adderal, with is a drug used to treat ADHD. Answered by Alverta Wruck 2 years ago.


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