Hi all neuropathy pain patients, diabetics with neuropathy and Fibromyalgia patients, I've actually gotten some relief from the constant stinging pain. I'm almost waiting for the other shoe to drop, if you get me on that.
I've had a bad winter with some days that were hair afire pain days, the type of constant horrible pain that Non Cancer Chronic Pain (NCCP) patients feel, where you begin to lose hope, where you begin to think that is my lot in life.
I wanted to share this info with my chronic pain patient friends and anyone who would listen!! I'd NO idea that a certain antidepressant could help so much. I've been on Fluoxetine and thought, well this covers the antidepressant situation, what other antiD is going to help me? I was so wrong! I now know why some of these meds are used to treat pain, they do something to pain receptors, which my neuro doc explained and I figured that I had nothing to lose, I'd give it a try.
I've been titrating up and found the dose that's right for me. The side effects on 100mgs for me are unpleasant indeed, so I will stay at 75mgs, as my doctor directed, she said when I felt better to stop at that dose.
I still feel it, but the "volume" is turned down now. I'll take that, a small reduction in pain.
p.s. Pattishan, if you ever read this site, you WERE RIGHT!!