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I have a disorder caller migraine associated vertigo (MAV) or vestibular migraine (VM). I was given nortriptyline for the vertigo and headaches that I have. I"m dizzy as probably most you know if you have this, dizzy 24/7. Well I started on 10mgs of nort about 7 weeks ago and was at that does for 4 weeks, then the doc said to increase to 20mgs, which i did about 21/2 weeks ago making the total time on this crap about 7 weeks. Well when I increased to 20mgs after about a week I started to notice this panicky shaking feelings inside me and I called the docs office and they said that because I had been sick the same week this started it could have been a mixture of the cold meds and nort, so to try it for another week and see if I adjust to it. I tried it and it got worse, so they said to go ahead and drop the dose back to 10mgs and see how that works out, but I would need to give it a couple of weeks. Well I started the decrease last thursday night and its now been 4 days on the 10mgs,b ut in the past 2 days I've noticed increased dizziness which i expected but I'm also having anxiety attacks. I'm wondering if anyone who has decreased or come off this med noticed their anxiety got worse for a bit while the med lowered it self in your body? I know that with MAV anxiety is part of it. I have generalize anxiety and realize it could also just be me worrying about the dizziness that I feel and wondering if the anxiety is going to come back that I had before starting the nort. Its all confusing since there are so many variables in this. Thanks for any help
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