Well, it's very sad to hear that Lynda. I have heard of cases being taken against the drug company re. that risk.
The problem I had with it was coming off it. My GP at the time told me there was no need to taper off it, just to stop. I went through absolute hell trying to cope - I was getting 'electic shocks' down my neck and head, my anxiety went off the scale for about a year afterwards. I too would approach with major caution but I'm so tired of feeling so tired on amitriptyline and I did have much better stamina on SSRI's I was just curious to know if they did have a good effect on neurological pain.
RR-MS dx 1998 and Coeliac dx 2003
Copaxone, Cymbalta. EPO, Fish Oils, Vitamin D3 2000 IU daily, Cal/Mag/Zinc, Multivitamin/mineral, Co-Enzyme Q10, Probiotics, Milk Thistle.