Sorry I have'nt been on much. Have'nt been feeling too good with the Fibro.
Most of you will remember I managed to get myself of the horrible AD Venlafaxine. I tried to get of it before only for it to be increased. Was diagnosed with Fibro & put on 50mg of Amytriptaline to belp with pain & sleep. Was also put on Lyrica for nerve pain. I am hectic about reading the information leaflets which come in the med boxes. Lyrica is also used to treat GAD. I suffer with severe depression/ anxiety & panic disorder. So I believe with the Amtriptaline & Lyrica it helped me get of the horrible Venlafaxine from 375mg to Nil.
Just over a week ago I went to Drs with all the unused Venlafaxine & told a Locum Dr what I had done. She was far from caring or interested in the next step. I told her I had another appt that morning with my CPN & she told me to take the tabs & discuss it with the CPN.
When I got to my appt with the CPN (whom I have found very caring, listens & is sympathetic about my situation). I showed her the bag with tabs in & she took them of me & rang the Dr I had seen that morning. She was not taking any nonsense from said Dr. By this time I had myself worked up into a terrible state. It was then decided between the 2 of them I would go back onto 60mg of Fluoxetine wbich was what I'd been taking with no nazty side effects before being put on the Venlafaxines. I had to call to see Dr later that day to pick up the new script. I've been started on a low dose of 20mg & have an aplt to see the Dr on Thurs to see how I've been getting on & having them increased. I am just hoping that since my CPN did not miss & hit the wall with her she will listen to my problem. I go to see her on Thurs pm.
I am feeling very down, tearful & in pain.
I have also a lot going on with looking after my brother but I will go into that maybe later today if I feel up to it?
I am currently staying with my brother. He goes to a Centre every Monday but with the weather being like it is we dont know if the bus will come to pick him up.
We need bread & milk & I just dont have the energy or want to go out & get it. I will ask my Mum to go.
I will try to come back later to update you all on things with myself & my Brother.