Do you think the medication can help with both anxiety/depression?
The tricyclics (TCAs) can be very effective anti anxiety meds. They have been keeping my panic disorder under control for 27 years.
So for now this is what I am experiencing on the 50mg up dose from 25mg of Nortriptyline
* Some spaciness
* Dry Mouth
* increase urination
* more depression
Do many of these improve over-time?
The spaciness and depression will likely to be temporary, however, they may return for a while whenever you increase the dose, and you'll probably need to take at least 100mg for good results.
The dry mouth may be ongoing, unfortunately. Should this become a serious issue for you then maybe switching desipramine will help. It is the TCA which usually produces few ongoing side-effects, and like nortriptyline is biased toward norepinephrine, aka noradrenaline, reuptake inhibition, though it also blocks serotonin reuptake a little.
TCAs are often prescribed for bed-wetting because they tend to dull the urination urge so you appear to be having a paradoxical reaction. It's therefore hard to know whether it will continue. These reactions may be short-lived, but there is no guarantee.