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I am suffering from severe lower arm pains. I take Regular

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I am suffering from severe lower arm pains. I take Regular pain killers also Voltarul cream and bandage. What may be cause?
I am diabetic but controlled by diet and excercise.
I was on depression tablets duloxetine for 3 years now i stopped doctor changed my medication 15mg despession would help with sleep.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

Where in your lower arms is the pain located? Can you describe it further? Duloxetine is also used for chronic pain Your pain may have increased as a result of being taken off this medication.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi it's the side of my arms. Bone area between wrist and elbow.
Also I get them when I feel too much stressed and worry. Could this be trigger of the pain the stress?
Many thanks
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

There is nothing medicslly serious that would cause bone pain in a young person like this. Stress may be the issue so you may be on the right track there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had 6 c-section delivery. Last child I had march 16
Over 6 years. Iv not had no major issues during or after delivery.
What could be risks?
I could may be have one more. But I will be high risk.
I also had gestational diabetes last pregnancy.
It's wwell controlled by diet excercise
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

I think your pain may be stress related and the day to day stress of caring for 6 closely spaced children. I doubt it is anything serious It sounds like you need to take some time for your self to get your health in order.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi unfortunately all my 6 children have been take in care over 3 years now. My eldest is 18 living with his father.
15, 12,10 year old are long term fostering.
Youngest 2 boys are now officially adopted.I have no children in my care any more.
IF I was to have any further children I only would have one more not anymore cuz of the number of c-sections I have had.
Medically would there be any risk?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

It would not be advisable to have any more children AFter 4 c sections the risk to both you and the baby is too high.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi what good treatment for depression?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

For women, sertraline can be a good start. It would help you to see a counselor

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since 2007 I have been taking citalopram 60mg
In 2013 changed 90mg duloxetine it's changed 15mg mitazapine.
Iv had regular counselling, 1.1 CBT.
Iv done all I can
I still feel depressed lonely.
I feel anger frustration
I feel so unhappy
I do not know what else to do
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

I would suggest seeing a psychiatrist. A medical Dr that may be able to help more.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi what other help apart from medication?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

Asma I am sorry I do not think I can help you much more online Good luck.