I was put on Duloxetine in August of 2018 for neuropathy in my feet. The dosage was 30mg. Looking back, I guess I was experiencing side-effects but they were fairly mild and I attributed them to other causes. (Weight gain, night-sweats, insomnia, very warm during the day). I saw the specialist in December of 2019 and he prescribed an upped dosage to 60mg. By early January, I knew there was a problem as all the old problems increased tremendously. I tried to get in to see the doctor but his first available appointment was the end of March. On January 27th, I had become so sleep deprived that I would just "zone out" at times. That night I stuck my hand in a running blender and took off a large chunk of a finger. The following day I went back to my old dose of 30mg. The first few days were easy; a little dizziness or nausea in the mornings but that was it. By the end of that first week, I started having diarrhea.
3 weeks later and I still have diarrhea. It is almost constant - I eat something and within an hour, I have diarrhea. I saw my GP and his suggestion was to wait another week and make sure I stayed hydrated.
Eventually, I want to wean of the Duloxetine completely. But 30mg is the lowest dosage here in Canada. My Doctor said to skip it every other day but from what I have read here, that's not great advice.
I will probably try bead counting but not sure when to start. Should I wait out the diarrhea? Everything else seems to have returned to normal except that, which shows no sign of getting better.
Does anyone have any experience with the Canadian brand Sandoz-Duloxetine?
Thanks for any help or suggestions!