I have started amitriptyline for nerve pain and was told to take 1 tablet a day for 2-3 weeks and (if pain stil there) then take 2 tablets a day (at night). Although the pain was slightly dulled on 1 tablet, it was still there so I start taking 2. After a few days I noticed that I could feel my heart fluttering (a very odd sensation). There didn’t seem to be any difference in the pain, although I didn’t really expect there to be after only 4 days. I decided to go back to 1 tablet and the fluttering has stopped.
My question is… if I go back to taking 2 tabs will the fluttering heart thing continue or will it stop once my body adjusts? If not then I will go back to my GP and see what else I can try as 1 tablet isn’t enough to control the pain.