Duloxetine side effects and efficacy
Hi. I'm enquiring to see if anyone else has had certain strong side effects from Duloxetine and, if you weathered these side effects and continued taking it, how much did the side effects reduce by and how quickly? I took one capsule of Duloxetine, couldn't sleep, head/mind very odd feeling, and felt very sickly and icy cold to the core for about 24 hours so stopped taking.
Also, if you struggle with OA type back pain, muscular/joint pain but without neve pain (mine's mainly upper back but I also have low back and some shoulder, hip and other pain and wonder if fibro is a possibility), whether Duloxetine helped?
The pain clinic now has me on a trial of buprenorphine (opioid) patch which does subdue the pain somewhat but I'm wondering if Duloxetine could be better long term if I could handle the side effects. I see the pain clinic in a few days' time.
If it helps with and feedback you may have, my pain/stiffness is horrendous for the first few hours of the day and then tends to improve marginally a the day goes on. I sometimes wake in the night (if I get some sleep) with my upper back in spasm and locked in pain. Simple things like leaning over without support such as doing the dishes, writing at a desk, or minimal cleaning the flat etc exacerbate the pain and can easily flare it up. Had spinal issues for 25+ years but the last 3 or so years has been horrendous.
Thanks if anyone has any feedback.