Hello fellow spineys,
Thanks to someone on this site I learned that the Luvox I had been taking for 14 years did not mix well with oxycodone which I have been taking for pain for about 3 years in increased dosages which just happens to coencide with my depression getting worse to the point of hell on Earth.
Thanks to someone on this site who informed me I took the information to my doctor, and what do you know, they were correct.
Now I have been prescribed Cymbalta which was difficult for the VA to get for me due to cost, but they did it and I started it yesterday while lowering my dose of Luvox until I'll be off totally by Sunday, Praise God.
Whoever it was who took the time to inform me about the Luvox you probably saved my life because I was in a very bad mental state along with the chronic pain and I was at the edge. Now I have this great thing called HOPE thanks to all of you.
Depression really hurts, but Cymbalta can help !!! Oh, for my sake, please do NOT tell me any potential negatives to this drug. I need the HOPE I have and so I don't want any negative suggestions to enter my mind at this point even though I know it would be well intentioned.
I guess you can tell how excited I am right now and how HOPEFUL I feel. I owe all of you and this site so much and I can't thank you all enough for the information and the TONS of great support. I wouldn't have made it without all of you caring people. You guys are the best !!!!
I am hoping to lose weight as well, Luvox is a big weight adder as well which I knew and dieting was impossible while I was on it.
Well struggles still ahead, but I feel like I have a new lease on life. Please pray for me and/or send good thoughts my way that this has the desired results.
Thank you ALL and God Bless
I do pray for you guys
Big AL from Cincinnati