I need some advice, please.
My current med regime is:
Endone 5mg x 3 daily
Targin 10/5 x 2 daily
Valium 10mg x 3 daily
Prozac 20mg x 1 daily
Endep 10mg x 1 daily
Lyrica 75mg x 2 daily
I also take a large combination of vitamins and supplements.
All the meds except Lyrica have been a constant in my life for 2 years plus.
Now the pain clinic have put me on Lyrica and I am supposed to increase my dosage by 25mg a week until I am taking 300mg x 2 daily.
So far, each increase has knocked me on my ass for 24 hours after the initial increase or made me ill or both, if I'm lucky... 😕
I am also concerned it is wreaking havoc on my Prozac as my moods have been low....even suicidal one night. My moods prior had been reatively stable. In saying that, I do have a lot of external stressors in my life that didn't exist until recently so I cannot 100% agree that it is the med combo but I'm not ruling it out.
I have told my GP and my gynecologist and surgeon of my concerns but they are hell bent on me continuing the Lyrica increase.
The side effects every tine I increase by 25mg is causing major stress in my job and I'm concerned that my job is on the line but I know my health needs to finally be my priority.
What I would like to do is increase my dosage by much more than 25mg next week so that I'm taking 150mg x 2 daily, then 300mg x 2 daily the following week just so I can get it over and done with.
My pain factor is still incredibly high at my current dose and like all of us, I just want to be free of pain or at least see some improvement of my quality of life.
I dont have a follow up appt at the pain clinic until after Christmas at least and cannot afford to see my gp.
Do you think it's silly if I just jump in head first, up my dosage more quickly and see what happens?
I dont know how much more my boss will tolerate and mention has already been made about how my productivity is being affected by my medication. Cue those external stressors....did I mention that I also live with my boss and work from home? Not a good combo!
In case you are wondering before you offer any advice, my current diagnoses are:
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Recurring Bouts Of Major Depression
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Factor V Leiden
I would appreciate any advice at this time.
Life is really throwing me a curveball and I'm feeling very alone, misunderstood and severely lacking in understanding and support from those who are supposed to love me.
I don't want to be a burden on anyone anymore but I do know that I have a lot to live for. I guess I just need some advice, support and encouragement and if that means reaching out to strangers who "get it" then so be it.
Thanks for putting up with my venting...😙💨