I was put on Noritriptoline for chronic headaches / migraines. I started on 10 mgs and went up to 40. After I went on the higher dose (one month) I noticed more eye twitches, a weird twitch in my left side of face going up to my jaw, and slight tremor in left finger. I decided to wean myself off of this - as it was having NO effect on my headaches. In total I was on this for 3 mos. So I just finished my last 10 mg pill two days ago. My eye is still twitching and I'm wondering how long will this take to subside - IF the medication was the cause. The only thing I could find on-line was stated it stays in your system for 10 days. Could I still see effects after that? Have you ever seen a patient that had the same side effects with this drug? Thank you for your time - I really appreciate it!
Nortriptyline in persons older than 65 yrs can cause problems because it is not metabolized as fast so side effects are more common.
That being said, 40mg a day is not that high of a dose. What other meds are you on, including herbals and vitamins? Does your doctor have
a complete list of these?
If you would like to send me this list, I can look it over for drug interactions.
Hope. this helps, Mary