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I've been on Amitriptylin for 3 years now (25) mg for trapped nerve pain and arthritis.

Last night my left side of my face was tingling then numb for a couple of hour's. Today my left side hip downwards is so painful I'm unable to put my weight on daughter as told me amitriptyline has been banned,

Has anyone else been told about this apparently it can cause heart problems.


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    Hi amtrypline hasn't been banned. I don't think they are bad for your heart otherwise doc would not prescibe them.only down for me is the coming off them.all the best

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    I take this medication at 75mg evening for nerve damage throught my body. I have taken this medication now for well over ten years and although it is not as clean as others on the market they do work and in my case keep me with restricted movement.

    At this time I have not heard about this medication being banned with yellow or red card. Many  Doctors however may start different medications in preference to above.

    With regards to the pain in your face this could be caused by a Nuralga so if it continues talk to your GP. You are not on a high dose of this medication as its main use is an Antidepressent.

    If you have Arthritis and you are having problems with one of your hips it may be your medications will need to be changed or treatment and checkups may be needed.

    Talk to your GP


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      Thank you Bob

      I haven't got paininmy face it's numbness then pins and needles

      I'm OK with Amitriptyln it was my daughters friend that mentioned it to her,

      She said it can cause heart problems but I told her all meds have side affects.

      It was the codydramol that the GP weaned me off of it wasn't easy but feel pain now im not taking it.

      Regards Sylvia

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      Try a Dual  TENS for your leg and hip, I use it when I suffer Sciatica. That hopefully will help you take less Pain Medications as you become used to its use.

      I use BODY CLOCK to get my machines. We pay no VAT if we have a Chronic Condition. Your GP can arrange training.

      There are other devices they supply that may help you. They last cost me about £60 a while ago



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    Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed in lower doses to treat pain. No, it hasn't been banned. Links have been made between taking tricyclics and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke but that can be said about a lot of drugs. You shouldn't use this drug if you have had a recent heart attack and should consult your doctor if you have a history of heart disease but as you have been on this drug for three years it would be odd if the doctor didn't know.

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