Anyone else out there on Nortryptyline for Fibromyalgia

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I've been on Nortryptyline and Gabapentin for severe Fibromyalgia for a week. The nortryptyline is causing sleep disturbances, and worse, really bad constipation. Anyone else have that problem?

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    Pain meds are notorious for causing constipation. There are many atoll softeners that really help. Do colas is gentle any works for most. Sometimes a faster relief is from suppositories that loosen stool in no time.

    yikes it can be very miserable. Hope your better soon.

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    I take a probiotic morning and night and it really helps me.
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    I was on gabapentin but gave me really bad headaches and I actually felt worse than before I went on them
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    I'm about to address my fibro problem this week, but talk to your Dr about these responses..the sleep problems could be fixed with lyrica, in my experience- I worship it, and I'm pressuming you drink plenty of water each day, and fibre, especially if you are taking pain relief..

    I don't hesitate these days, I have a problem I might ring rheumatologist rooms and have him ring me back when he can. Hope this helps you a bit...

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    ..a couple of laxatives , or similar, might help. A bit more exercise maybe.

    Quizz them at chemist perhaps.

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