Hope everyone is as well as can be expected 🙂
I am just going to write a wee blog to fill in what has been happening recently with my symptoms,side effects and life in general.
I started a new drug just a few weeks ago called DULOXETINE 60mg this was to replace my AMITRIPTYLINE 50mg, I had to do this as it seemed, as with a lot of medication used to treat CRPS is trial and error. When I start any new medication I always seem to suffer from nearly every side effect associated with it and the Duloxetine was certainly no different. From upset tummy to sickness and flu like symptoms I had it all, but a sickness tablet from my GP started to put me on the straight and narrow, well sort of. The side effects are horrendous and I must suffer at least one from every bit of medication I take and some of them are extreme.
Any way apart from that I am finally getting some sleep and I am very grateful for it. Sleep is important to everyone but when your suffering Chronic Pain its even more important. It gives you a break from the constant fight I struggle with – pain. Pain is tiring. It clouds my mind and the medication adds to this. Drowsiness is a side effect from all of my medication. Drowsiness does not mean sleep though, it just means I struggle to keep my mind focused and clear. Sleep is the thing that I desire the most though. Sleep deprivation is not nice.
One thing I thought, at the very start of all of this was I was the only person in the world with this…. Well over the past 15months since I was first diagnosed, I’m meeting new people daily. Through online forums and social media I speak to people who have this horrible condition and the support I’m given is great, I also like to help people who are maybe having a bad day or are just diagnosed as it is scary. Its OK to say I am going to be in pain for the rest of my life but the reality of having to deal with this and the other problems that come with it mentally and physically too is huge task for someone have to deal with and to be tasked with this at the same time as feeling isolated and not knowing who to turn to is horrible. Please keep that in mind when reading my blogs or if you know anyone else who has this condition.
Thanks for taking the time to read my small blog today, it is much appreciated and I’m thankful for the continued support.