Has anyone been given a new medication to to the UK. Duloxetine?
I have been to see a Rhuematologist privately recently, because I just couldn't stand the pain I was in, it was so bad that it made me cry, and that just isn't me. I'm known as being a trooper because I have worked through so much pain that people just couldn't understand how I could keep going. But I also new that I had to see someone without having to go onto the 3mth waiting list.
My husband went with me to see my GP and said "right we will pay, she just can't keep going on like this". My GP prepared a letter to give him and I saw him 1wk later. I had previously 3mths ago had some Xrays taken through my GP. When the Consultant examined me he said, that what had happened was because my body was trying to counteract the pain in my back, that is permanantly there. My body had try to comfort it by leaning more to the right and has caused me to get a Curveture of the Spine which had shown up on the Xray. He said that there is nothing we can do now to correct it and that I have also got Osteoarthritis in my hands, feet and neck, my 1st. 3rd and 5th Vertabra in my neck are also out of line and to risky to operate on or try to manipulate back, but he wanted me to see a Physiotherapist who is top in his field and really knows about Fibromyalgia".
I also told him that I had read that people with Fibro lacked in Seratonin. Is there anything that can be done about that to see if I was? He said "not without lengthy and costly investigations, it can't be checked by blood tests because it is in the brain, but a new medication has been under trials in America and has just got a licence in the UK" He said he would send a letter to my GP and recommend that I try it.
I went to see my GP yesterday and he said that he was a bit sceptical about these kind of things weather it will work or not, and that it was just a mild antidepressant. I have been taking Amytriptaline upto 150mg each night since I was diagnosed in 1996 that to is a mild antidepresent, and I so want to get of it. I have weened myself down to taking 25mg each night and now doesn't work at all. It's supposed to give you what they call a restorative sleep to help you face the next day. All that it has done over the years is made my weight go from 8st 4lbs. all my life to 11st.8lbs. and has caused me to be borderline Diabetus. I have tried to diet to get it of and now that I have reduced the dosage it is just starting to move. I have lost 4lbs this last week.It is known for it to put on weight.
So as you can see that I am also a bit dubious about taking this new Duloxetine in case that also has these bad side effects. Please help if you can and let me know if it does.
I also can't take anything for pain, when I do I either vomit or have severe nausea. from Newtalk44