I've just seen my GP and told him how I've been feeling, depressed and anxious, sick butterflies in tummy feeling all the time. Off my food, unusual for me. Plus the pain is worse I get in my hips and thighs.
He has prescribed me Duloxetine 30mg.
I've had this before with no good effects but he said the dose was too low at 20mg. Can't remember if there were any bad effects, no record of anything on my notes,
Bearing in mind I also have Sjogren's syndrome as well as Fibromyalgia, I am afraid to take the drug.
The leaflet given me by the rheumy on Sjogren's says Don't take any drugs unless absolutely necessary.
Well I have recently stopped taking Plaquenil (anti malaria pills) which the rhuemy prescribed which made me feel terribly weak and ill. Plaquenil also can also cause depression and anxiety, so I wonder what the hell to do.
I'm scared not to take them but also scared to take them.
I prefer to know that whatever is going on for me is in my control up to a point, not down to pills.
Please; can anyone tell me their experience of Duloxetine?
thank you from Plumcake x