In my last post I mentioned the nausea I had been having. Unfortunately the nausea continued and worsened. It began adversely affecting my life. In fact, on Saturday, I felt decidedly unwell and had to find refuge in sleep.
I was awoken from my sleep by a surprise visitor but was still feeling very ill. Luckily the nausea evaporated after a while so I was able to enjoy having my son and his dogs staying overnight. However, I have had repeated bouts of nausea: not a nice experience.
This morning I was having a telephone consultation with my GP and told him about the nausea. I mentioned that I had been wondering if it might be a side effect of the Amitriptyline. He suggested that I reduce my dose from the 80mg that I have reached, to 50mg: again the change of dosage must be gradual. He said that I should see how well (or not) the Amitriptyline deals with the Fibro, giving it about six weeks on the 50mg a day, and we would review the situation. If a change of drug was needed we would look at Pregabalin.** So, I now have a slightly longer test period for Amitriptyline, which is such a nuisance. I need to visit my sister in Australia as soon as possible but I’m not sure whether I dare leave the country for three or four weeks during this time. It is very frustrating. At times it feels as though Fibromyalgia is ruling my life.
** I expect some people would take issue with my use of the word “we” when talking about my treatment. However, I have used the word deliberately as, for me, when decisions are made relating to my treatment they are made jointly Dr. Azeer and me.