My friend lost three fingers due to a work related injury.His hand and arm were badly damaged in a machine.It has been 5 months he is in so much pain kinda like nerves that are in a tooth when the nerve is exposed.he is going to pain management but some of pain meds make him so angry and moody.
Hi and im sorry to hear about your friend, i lost 1 finger and the other they put back on... I dont think Amitriptyline would do much for the pain, ive been on it and it did nothing!! Ihave broken my back and most every bone in my body but loseing my finger has been pure hell. i take pain meds for many pain issues but its been 2 yrs since in had my fingers caught in a machine and its been pure hell and now im addicted to pain meds and your right they can put you on edge and maake you blow up very easy! ive always been the guy that people always wanted to be around but NOT ANTMORE due to the anger issues at times with these pain meds and plus im pissed off i lost the fingers and the phantom pain is bad.. if your friend needs advice plz feel free to ask me, ive been threw 3 surgrys with my hand...
God Bless and plz tell him to hang in there as the pain will get better, but it takes about a yr or longer before that feeling goes away.. His body is missing something and its MAD! fingers and toes are the worst because of the nerve ending are hard to heal and your body is trying to get used to this change. his brain is confused and makes it worse because the fingers are gone.. i hope i could help and make some kind of sense. Mickey from chicago!
Yes the medication can help with pain. It is used for so many types of pain. But I would think your friend would also need another or different type of medication that works on nerve pain. I would check with your doctor about a medication that helps with nerve pain. If he had your friend try something like Cymbalta youu might not need the Elavil since they do some similiar stuff. Also he might want to seek a pain management specialist. they are usually willing to try a variety of pain medication options.
Hope your friend feels better soon.
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