As I type I feel a burning in my head (argggg) I’ll try to make this short. Since December 28, 2009 I have been going through complete hell. Pain reached an all new level; two weeks ago I was trying to make dinner and passed out, face numb, eyes jumping around, etc. I went to see my GP and she said that she didn’t know what to suggest because she didn’t want to “step on my neuro-otologist’s toes”. She is a witch because after 18 months of suffering with this and going to psychologists etc (according to her it’s all in my head!) I found and article in the newspaper about a lady with the same symptoms and self-referred to Dr. Surrenthiran. Anyway, I have been seeing Dr. S since November and he is great. The only problem is is that when I NEED to speak to him, it’s very difficult. He is busy, and his receptionist may or may not pass messages, depending on her mood. I finally got to speak to him (he called from car phone) last Friday and told me that he was going to take me off the Nortriptyline (EVIL EVIL stuff). I was up to 40 mg, moving up to 50 mg and my head felt like it was going to pop, when it took a turn for the worse!
He told me that he would contact my GP and have her write the prescription for Pizotifen because he is 100 miles away and my next visit isn’t until March (I can’t wait) Tuesday a.m. My GP calls me and tells me to take the Pizotifen AND continue to take the Nortriptyline…together??? I have left several messages for Dr. S to clarify this - but no joy…
Has anyone heard of taking Nort. with Pizotifen?? I am currently on 20 mg of Nort. and the Pizotifen is 0.5 mg. I just don’t want to overdose… + GP made it very clear that she wasn’t interested, even when I told her that I was now passing out.
I have only had 3 days of relief since December 28th… I can’t take much more.