A Plan Goes Awry
It has finally dawned on me…remember that my GP, Mommy and I are using me as a lab rat for my treatment plan. This could be the reason that I’m feeling worse (inside, not necessarily pain-wise) than I ever have before (except perhaps after an operation where a knife-wielding surgeon has carved up parts of my body)!
1. maintain Lyrica dosage – 150 mg am & pm (til step 6);
No problem with this part of the plan.
2. stop taking the Prednisolone;
No problem here, either
3. Wean off Sertraline over the week;
Slowly becoming more irritable (or so I have been told!)
4. no anti-depressant for one week;
5. 4 weeks of 30mg Cymbalta;
No real help on this minimal dosage, still really tired, not quite as much crying, can’t be bothered with much, lots of pain EVERYWHERE! – and that would be The Mess That Blubbered
6. 4 weeks on 60mg Cymbalta – NOW:
Not impressed with Cymbalta as an anti-depressant (not even up to the FM dosage yet), feeling nothing but exhausted ALL the time, really noticing temperature changes within my own body
So now, I’m supposed to increase the Cymbalta again while reducing my Lyrica but I really can’t see how the Cymbalta is going to help me with pain management when it can’t even cope with the depression in my body, and it appears to be making a lot of symptoms worse
And I’m just not sure where to go from here…
Posted on June 27, 2012, in Depression, Fibromyalgia, Prescription medication, Things I Have Lost and tagged Antidepressant, bệnh đau cơ xơ, chronic illness, chronic pain, Conditions and Diseases, Cymbalta, 線維筋痛, 纤维肌痛, Duloxetine, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgie, General practitioner, La fibromyalgie, pain, Prednisolone, Pregabalin, sertraline, فيبروميالغيا, פיברומיאלגיה. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.