I was prescribed this by my doctor yesterday, for night time cramp. I haven’t picked the prescription up yet.
She already warned me it can cause heart arrhythmia (scary stuff!) and to watch out for that, but reassured me it’s very rare.
Then I got unfavourable feedback here, from DrGeoff, whose wife tried it. And finally, I checked the full side-effects for myself, and some of them can be fatal.
Really feeling a bit dubious about taking it, now.
I would be collecting it from the pharmacy later today, all being well (assuming they are open), so my first experiment would have been tonight.
I’m wondering if it would be safer to take the first one on a weekday daytime, in case I have a serious reaction, and need emergency help. It’s a sad reality that emergency admissions on a weekend do not improve your chances…
Can anyone reassure me that they are on quinine, and have found it “the best thing ever”, or something similarly reassuring?
The doctor has said one of the plusses is it can be used on a take-as-needed basis, so I need only do so when the cramps are particularly troublesome. I do not have to let it build up in the system for weeks, before I know if it’s helping.