Hi, I am new to the Different Strokes site, didn't realise it existed! I had a stroke in Jan 2010 and feel extremely lucky to be here. I was in hospital for 3 months, feel so grateful for the support there, teaching me to walk again, shower, get dressed etc etc! I still struggle with day to day stuff but remind myself regularly that I am here enjoying precious times with my family and gorgeous grandkids. I would appreciate any advise from anyone who has managed to ween off Amitrypline, I so wish I had never been prescribed it as it was for shoulder pain! I did stop taking it cold turkey 7 months ago but made me so ill and could not cope so sadly I started taking it again. I am determined to come off it slowly this time and so would welcome any advise on how to do it. Many thanks.