A 28-year-old female asked:
just upped my dose of nortriptyline from 5mg to 10mg and experiencing some increased anxiety from it. racing heart, jittery, nervousness. is this normal? i had no side effects intially and it has helped my migraines. wondering if it will go away.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Rivas answered
20 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: In general, anytime you increase the dose of medicine it is possible to have side effects. Usually if a side effect will go away it will do so after a week or so. You can also try to increase the dose a little more slowly. Best wishes.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
Dr. Karen Butler answered
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: First thing to do is to notify your doctor. May be to much medicine for you. If you are having symptoms may be better to go back to original dose. Then see your doctor and talk about the other options for treatments of headaches
Answered on Oct 15, 2016
Dr. Prakash Ettigi answered
51 years experience Psychiatry
Wait: This is not unusual to experience some physical symptoms when a dose change is made . If the symptoms don't go away in 3-4 weeks you will have to go back to the original dose.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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