I went to my pain mgmt doc a few days before Thanksgiving. I've been on Cymbalta for about
2 yrs but my pain has been getting worse. The doc gave me a drug called Savella, and told me to wean off Cymbalta at the same time I start Savella. OMG! It's been the worst 10 days ever.
I have been yelling at everyone, crying over everything, throwing up, dizzy, headache, ringing in ears, blurry vision + on top of increased pain. It took me until yesterday to finally realize it was not going to get better and that I needed to stop the Savella completely. I've never had a drug make me feel this crazy. I literally alternated between wanting to stab my husband on Thanksgiving Day and wanting to curl up in a ball and die. Horrible stuff. I really wish I would have waited until after the holidays to make this change. I had family visiting that I haven't seen in over a year, and my son was home (and it's the last time I'll see him before he deploys to Iraq in a couple weeks).
Well - this AM I had an appt with a new Neurologist. He gave me different drugs. Trieptal and Ryzolt. I googled them and can read up on them, but has anyone actually taken these? I'm soo afraid of taking more drugs that will screw up the chemicals in my brain more than they already are! I'm just now starting to feel normal enough to actually talk to people. I started bawling at the dr. appt today - so embarrassing and out of character for me.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I'm hoping my family forgets this one...or at least realize that I'm not actually crazy - just temporarily drug induced crazy.
Anyways - not sure about the new drugs. If anyone has any suggestions, I will greatly appreciate them.