I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia recently and also Type 2 diabetes. I have recurring atrial fibrillation which is kept relatively in control with drugs. However recently because of the upper chest pains I get with the fibromyalgia I have had a few visits recently to A and E. My GP now wants me to go on Duloxetine (an antidepressant) which is supposed to help the pain. He said it would be about 8 weeks until I felt the benefit but I am reluctant to start another drug unless someone out there can say it has helped them. I have recently began fortnightly talks with the Community Psychiatric Nurse because I seem to have now lost all confidence about going out by myself because of panic attacks and shakiness. I have a good husband and a few really good friends who are trying to help me but I feel sometimes I must try their patience. I just want to start feeling "normal" again.
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