Hi all - sorry but it's me again!
My GP has prescribed me duloxetine 30mg for neuro pain. This is my 5th day on it and I don't know how I feel about it.
On the positive side It seems to have calmed me down a bit - 'flatlined' me to be honest - I think I like the feeling because I've been rather distressed over the last few weeks with everything that has been going on! I'm a bit 'spaced out' on it.
On the negative side It doesn't seem to have stopped the aching/burning pain, pins & needles or stiffness or any of my other symptoms really! I'm not sure about side effects like increased fatigue as I've been so bad anyway I just can't tell to be honest - certainly nausea has increased and a dull constant headache added to the mix.
I've been reading reviews on duloxetine it and it seems to be great for depression - high scoring but very mediocre results for pain etc.
Most of the reviews also talk about horrendous withdrawels which is worrying me.
The trouble is I'm not suffering from depression at the moment - I did suffer with it several years ago so I know what depression feels like for me.
I saw my other GP yesterday (I'm seeing two at the mo!) and she said the other one had prescribed it to help me cope with my symptoms and what I'm going through etc.
I also mentioned that the instructions say that Duloxetine should not be taken with uncontrolled glaucoma and as I have just been diagnosed & it's uncontrolled at the moment I'm a bit concerned.
She asked if I want to stop taking it but I told her I'm so desperate I'll try anything!!
I'm just not sure what to do to be honest! I can't think straight about it - I want to take it if it will help me - but at the same time I'm wary of taking drugs unecessarilyand causing more problems in the long run!
I also have a gut feeling that as I'm undiagnosed wouldn't it be better to see how this episode runs it's course?
Any advice yet again would be more than welcome!!