I seem to be intolerant of everything my doctor tries to give me for my pain, and have recently been getting by with just codeine.
However I seem to have gone into a flare following the recent death of my mother. Neither Codeine or Tramadol are doing anything for the pain, and are also making me dizzy and sick, which they haven't before.
The leg pain has been unbearable, so I went off to my group practice this morning to see yet another GP (working my way through them, looking for a good one).
After a bit of chat and lots of questions he asked me to try Duloxetine. I took one 30mg capsule at around mid day today, it made me drowsy, but that was OK, I was home, so had a lazy afternoon.
However when I came to eat a meal at 5.30pm my throat became sore and it has become difficult to swallow. It could be coincidence, but as I don't feel unwell in any way, I am concerned it may be related to the Duloxetine, and wondered if anyone else had experience of this? I am managing to sip warm water. Though swallowing is painful it isn't impossible, and my breathing doesn't seem to be affected, so I am not panicking, just concerned.