Hey Brookie, that’s a shame that sandomigran is knocking you around so much, especially since its a first level med, but everyone reacts differently. With Dothep, I got 10mg capsules made up at the compunding chemist because the smallest capsule is 25mg and because I got bad anxiety and heart palpitations with amitriptyline another tricyclic, I wanted to take it really slow to avoid any possible side effects. The side effects I have had as a result of Dothep are:
Some anxiety around day 4 or 5 after each increase. Sleepiness, putting me to sleep around 9.00 and with each night that slowly wore off. At the beginning i think i had some urinary retention issues, but only noticed it for a few days. Dry mouth and constipation. When I reached 85mg I think Dothep has given me hives, I’ve decreased back down to 50mg and crossing my fingers and toes it was the Dothep and the hives disappear.
It is apparently the easiest tolerated tricyclic so hopefully you have good results with it. If you have any questions please ask. It’s a daunting time starting a new med, I wish you all the luck in the world.