Yes, I have made my decision to not take this drug. It's sad though, most people on it (in the fibro forum) absolutely love this new drug. I managed to not gain too much weight when I was on prednisone, but from what I've read, diet has nothing to do with the massive weight gain so very many people are experiencing. I am also worried that maybe a year or so from now, we will start hearing of governments banning this wonder drug. It is an excellent pain killer and sleep aid, but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that massive weight gain around our mid section is just a perfect recipe for disaster in my opinion.
So, yes...I will make yet another apptmt with my doctor and tell her my findings and concerns regarding this drug. I think the FDA is very often too quick to approve new meds, then find out later these drugs are unsafe. Pfizer is still sticking to their only 7% weight gain shown in studies. I think someone who weighs 150 lbs at time of treatment, only to balloon up to 200 lbs in 6 months...why isnt there any red flags on this yet is beyond me.
Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression
folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin, methotrexate
Some people dream of angels, I held one in my arms