Update on the Nort and trying to work out if it’s ‘my’ med or not… Start date 1st March.
4 x nights at 5mg
2 x weeks at 10mg
1 x week at 15mg
10 x nights at 20mg
2 x nights at 25mg … and continuing
**Side effects: **
First week of being on the 10mg felt so ill/suicidal. Thought I was going to die from how bad I was feeling and was a full blown train wreck.
Since then the changes I’ve noticed are:
Emotionally I now feel a lot better. Those horrible ‘jumping off a bridge’ thoughts have gone and I’m not in tears half as much (just the odd behemoth meltdown) but over all I feel a bit happier.
Ill feeling - that overwhelming ill feeling that is so hard to describe has really eased off over the past couple of weeks. Dont get me wrong, I dont mean the ‘symptoms’, I just mean the ‘I feel so bloody ill’ type feeling like you just cannot get out of bed. I am able to get out most days, go to the supermarket, drive and do all that stuff (to a degree I cant overdo it) and dont feel as ill.
Symptoms - symptoms that I have noticed that have lessoned are the ear fullness/pressure (have only had this a few times rather than all the time), the popping has gone down by half, the brain zap electric type shocks I was feeling in my head have gone down somewhat and the throbbing feeling in my head (like pain without the headache) has eased a bit.
However, the daily dizzies and the rocking still prevail along with my slightly off vision. I dont have visual vertigo per see in terms of looking at something that will set me off and the same with smells, it’s just that unrelenting rocking/pulsating in my head that hasnt changed at all. In fact sometimes it feels worse as I am now getting it in the mornings as soon as I wake up whereas it only ever used to start around lunchtime and ramp up as the day progressed. When I’m moving I dont feel it at all.
I have also been taking Valium each day for the past week - somewhere between 2mg and 4mg split dose am/pm. I ate a piece of cheese Monday night and then my head went nuts afterwards so mum/dad said we’re going to experiment again with that cheese next week to see if it is a trigger or if it was just coincidence.
I feel like there is a buzzing in my brain all the time, like a pressure buildup and my brain wants to escape, like something in there is continually firing on all cylinders.
I dont know if the higher I get on the Nort, whether it will start to target these remaining, but heavily persistent symptoms.
I just read on another post that someone was up to 150mg Nort and it has done NOTHING for them and I’m wondering whether I’m tolerating the drug so well is because it’s not actually doing anything and my body doesnt care about it and maybe I’m just having a ‘good period’ with my MAV… it’s so hard to tell!!!
I’ve probably tempted fate and today will have a mini spin, ear fullness, popping, pressure and be sick as a dog by 7pm!!!
Thoughts on the above people?
Role on Friday so I can see Dr S!!!
Peace out, Muppo xx