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Lots of different sensations - Is this Neuropathy?

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Amitriptyline is a fairly heavy duty drug. I am wondering how many times do you experience these unexpected stabbing hot poker pains in a day or week? And does the Amitriptyline keep them from happening? If not, and as disconcerting as the pains are (and I am not minimizing the probably horrible effect on you) I am just wondering if you absolutely need the Amitriptyline, especially if it does not eliminate the episodes for the most part. Is there some way you could manage to just live with these pains, at least until you find a more acceptable solution? It really depends on how often they occur, and how severe an individual episode is when it happens, I guess.

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They happen usually in the evenings. Sometimes I can go a couple days without having any but most times it's every day. They seem to happen different places every day but the same place over and over on that day if you understand what I'm saying. I'll get a pain and it'll last for 10 seconds to a minute then it'll be gone. Then it will come back a few seconds later and happen over and over a dozen or more times. The next day it will happen in a different place.

Tell me more about these new pills and reasons I should not take them please. I have had two heart attacks and am not able to take most common medicines. Should I be worried about this new medicine? What should I watch for? I haven't had the chance to run these new pills past my regular doctor but I did ask my cardiologist if they were safe for me to take before I started. I have only taken two doses so far. I will say that I have not had a single pain since I took the first dose. But, as I said, I can go a couple days without any pains once in a while so it's still too early to say if they are working.

For some strange reason, Extra Strength Tylenol works for the shooting electric pains for my husband. Amitriptyline did too when he was on it back in the day.
All the best, Sunnyflower @krisss