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I wish you all health and peace.
I am grateful for this forum.
6 weeks ago, my doctors pushed me to begin a 25 patch in an effort to get me off of the 8 x 5mg IR OXYCODONE I was taking. They put me on the patch with 30mg Cymbalta and Clonadine. I had had success with Cymbalta for FML but my primary issue is trigeminal neuralgia. I was naive and from week one, the drug hit my body like a brick wall. I lost all interest in anything and never left my bed. Frankly, the drug came with whole new issues: severe abdominal pain, mental incapacity, weakness to the degree I lost all control of my diaphragm (am a singer), and I would cry all the time. I also lost accurate taste sensations in my mouth. I was put on 12.5, then this proved insufficient, and I allowed myself to go back on a cut patch (12.5 plus half of that). I seemed to get more ill over the course of 6 weeks. Last night, after realizing my muscle loss and still coping with intense side effects, I finally lost it and dropped to a 12.5, then cut my 12 in half this morning. It's amazing that in a short time, I have deconditioned my body, lost all interest in my life, gotten very behind on everything, and my depression is so severe I am waiting to go on Carbamazepine for neuralgia (it can increase depression). I wish to God I had been properly informed about this drug. It sure killed my facial pain, but it left me with sickness and no mental self. I lived in bed. I am debating if I should just take off the half (6mg), or prolong the illness I feel now. I have a few OXY for breakthrough but I am feeling like I can't put much in my body. I feel disappointed in myself for letting it go this long, pain or not.
Best wishes to all.
I am unsure how I will let it go, I didn't expect addiction and was told this was a safe and sensible medicine. I am extremely displeased with my doctors.
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