Like all the members here I have fibro, have had for 26 years now and I would never lie and say it gets any better because it does not.
I am going through the dreaded change and today I was seeing my GP about getting HRT. I was on Clonidine for hot flushes/flashes, however they are called. Anyway they stopped working and I was back to walking round like a portable shower. I decided a trip to the GP was in order. That led to a consultation between GPs to discuss which way they go due to other ongoing health problems.
The appointment today went well. I was weighed and I was in total shock at how much weight I had lost in the last five weeks. I am going to say here how much because I am pleased with myself(although I was going to hold off until 16th March, I may have wasted away by then). My diet is very strict and under guidance(my GP knows in detail what I eat each day)so if you are ready I will tell you. I have lost in total 1st 7lbs(21 pounds). My diet is no secret but I will NOT say how I do it as what works for one does not for others so I would not recommend it. So I felt sure I would be well on the way to HRT.
Next my BP, no smoking meant I had a perfect reading and I do not drink, another plus.
And then I was told that my BMI is still in the obese range so no HRT for me coupled with my other health problems. I was deflated to say the least, felt as though my bubble had been burst.
Anyway I am being weaned off the Amitriptyline whilst being weaned onto Fluoxitine as the GP thinks it may help with the sweats and the fibro. I am dreading coming off the Amtrips altogether as they are the only thing that was giving some sort of control over the cluster headaches.
I took my first Fluoxitine when i got home and now my head is absolutely pounding and it is not easing off.
I have read the info leaflet and it does mention headaches. I know some of you are on these Fluoxiitne and I was wondering how long I should put up with the headaches before taking action. Wondering if these tablets take a while to get into the system. Thanks in advance XXXXX