My heart really goes out to you! It's amazing what side effects some of these so-called wonder drugs have! I don't know if the doctors prescribing them really take the time and attention to inform themselves of the effects these drugs can produce and they certainly don't tell their patients. It's left to us to figure it out from the tiny print on the sheets that come with the meds.
There's an ad on TV for a drug for restless leg syndrome (whatever that is) At the end of the ad the narrator says, very quickly, to let your doctor know immediately if you experience uncontrollable sexual, gambling or other urges. Pleeeeeeeeze! Someone could find herself arrested for accosting strange men in casinos and the judge would never believe it was a side effect of prescribed medication for restless legs!!! This is so NUTS!
So whatever medicine the doctors prescribe for you, make them sit there and go over the potential side effects with you so that you understand the risks and can ask questions. You DO have a choice about this.
And please try to keep your spirits up. Although your knitting arts are sidetracked a bit now, that won't always be the case. We're all rooting for you, girl!
Let us know how it's going...