After today I am not going to ignore my gut instinct and listen to specialist consultants when medication is concerned.
I have previously posted about my sensitivity to a lot of meds so questioned and double checked when asked to try Cymbalta(duloxetine) ,a new one to me and then pregbalin again which I have reacted badly to before.Eventually I agreed to try the cymbalta as the nerve pain from CRPS is so excruciating and I was assured it was not of the same ingredients of the amytriptilene and alike which I also adversely reacted to so left it until the weekend so nothing planned and no driving to be done.
Took tablet and a little later felt dizzy,tired and sweating ,well ok that's to be expected. Then the nose bleeds followed by itching ,redness,trouble breathing and then my lips, mouth, eyelids,eyebrows and tongue started to swell as did my hands and feet .i had already taken my antihistamine but took another one.Then I started to be sick violently followed by dioarreah which was actually probably the best thing to happen as it helped remove some of the hideous med from me.I then quickly took another antihistamine knowing I had probably lost the previous being sick and then just lay on the bed had a scary moment where I nearly choked on my tongue as so swollen and thought that's it! Enough is enough. My hubby who is brilliant and understanding wanted to call for help but I said I would rather just lie there and die in my own bed than spend one more minute in a hospital. Yeah totally stupid attitude but I by then was twitching felt poleaxed and every time I tried to stand up the floor seemed like that in as fun house where it keeps spinning.I am so glad you couldn't see me as I looked like somebody very drunk who had been in a fight and then fallen over in a nettle patch.I didn't go to a&E just roughed it out knowing the second I passed out hubby would ignore my request and call an ambulance. Poor him he worried sick.I am now lying here with a lot less swelling in mouth and tongue but eyebrows still look fat and hands and feet are going back to normal but the headache and burning eyes are horrid but improving.
Not just on hear to moan but to suggest to all out there if you are prescribed a new medication try and take it in a morning or/and when you have company as if I had taken it at night or on my own with this reaction I might have not got through it as hubby had to stop my choking on tongue so good we were both awake.
Well I know what they can do with the next prescription of demon tablets.
The pain is awful but it isn't killing me yet.
Goodnight folks ,take care and try not to imagine me with blooded nose swollen features red rash ranting and raving wobbling about like a drunk then lying there cussing with the equivalent of a really bad hangover(from the dim and distant past memory)