Hi everyone, hope you are all as well as you can be.
I had my daughter's first birthday party today and all in all, despite the initial dread, its been a wonderful day! Her and her 2 year old sister had a lovely time and we had her great aunt from Canada in attendance to meet them for the first time!
I separated from their father in February when she was just 5 months old and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself tonight that we managed to pull together both sides of the family successfully!
Unfortunately, the anxiety leading up to it has almost sent me over the edge!
I haven't taken antidepressants in almost a year and up until quite recently have been coping really well. However I'm now suffering from overwhelming anxiety and very low mood and I can feel my pain and fatigue getting gradually worse. I recently tried propranolol for the anxiety as I was trying to avoid antidepressants. They've not really touched it.
I plan to go back to my GP this week to discuss my options. I have previously taken fluoxetine but due to unbearable night sweats I'd rather try something else. I've been researching and found that Duloxetine is used in the US for fibromyalgia and it's also used here for anxiety and depression. Do any of you have any experience of this drug you could share with me?
Thanks in advance