Having finally managed to make my way back onto the forum on Monday after too long away, I was full of the joys of spring tra-la! I then went for my long-awaited pain clinic appointment on Monday afternoon. Now I really regret it! Outcome of a one-hour consultation was - he will refer me to the multi-disciplinary team - waiting time 5 months. And I felt pressured into taking Duloxetine. I'm really annoyed at myself for giving in, but I felt that I'd made such a effort to get the referral, and waited so long, what was the point if I didn't take the treatment offered! So I took one tablet Monday night. Woke at 4 on Tuesday morning feeling very sick. Couldn't get back to sleep - eventually was sick a couple of times, and felt really shaky all day! I'm still not right, and it's Friday.
I had been feeling so much better. This seems to have triggered a mini-flare. Its affecting my work. Its affecting my mood. I know I'm under a lot of stress at the moment, and I had been taking really good care of myself, and reaping the rewards. Then this comes along and messes it all up!
Ah well, just 5 months to wait for the next lot of help! I'll stick with the deep breathing!
Hope you're all having good days as the sun peeps shyly out from between the clouds!