Cymbalta and rheumatoid arthritis

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My doctor says he doesn't like the way lyrica works so he prescribed Cymbalta ( an anti-depressant even though i'm not depressed) and Soma ( a muscle relaxant) I have to say, the combination has done wonderul things to Help treat my pain from fybro, Txsilver is so right, don't just sit back and take the pain, County Hospitals have to treat you and with generic ( although I'm not sure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cymbalta</span> has a generic yet) you might find payment options that you Can live with. Best of luck!
I'm currently on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cymbalta</span> because I have fibromyalgia, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, and depression. It Helps with the pain but I was on Prozac before and it Helped more with the depression.
I would ask for a referral to a rheumatologist, who specializes in treating not only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> and osteo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> (two very different animals), but also fibromyalgia, lupus, and many other chronic conditions in the auto-immune "family" of disorders. It isn't at ALL uncommon for bloodwork to come back negative. A good rheumatologist will look at a broad range of evidence, not just blood tests.
I have hashimotos and was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cymbalta</span> because I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I really thought my muscle and joint aches and pains were from my thyroid but couldn't find anyone to treat that so figured I would give Cymbalta a try. Took it for several months but it didn't touch my aches and pains. So doc then wanted to add lyrica and Tylenol for Arthritis. I said no to the additional drugs and stopped the Cymbalta. Those medications are not without risks and side effects.
I went to a rheumatologist for my wrist pain (I forgot to mention that one, but it still doesn't interfere as much as the knee pain), who suspected lupus, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, OR fibromyalgia. He gave me Pamelor, which didn't Help, then Cymbalta, which also didn't Help. I just don't want this pain anymore, and I'm terrified that not only am I stuck with it, but that it will get worse as I get older.
31 yo F in med field. Hx of depression/anxiety after 9/11 and then serious panic/anxiety up until 2003. Cognitive Tx last 5 yrs and meds really Helped. Aug. 06 - had some stress. Began getting tingling big toe. In few months, it spread to other toes and foot, up foot to calves. Dec '06 - couldn't walk up stairs w/o great effort, lost control of bowels for 4 days, no fever, but extreme fatigue, mild red rashes, fasciculations & aching joints. Shaking limbs.
I am a 24-year-old woman diagnosed over a year ago with fibromyalgia. Recently, my doctor ordered blood work to rule out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>. It came back positive for ANA, but my RF factor was in range. My doctor followed up with more lab work, the results of which are as follows: CCP ----- in range C-Reactive Protetin ----- out of range (0.8, should be less than 0.
others we tried with her where amatriptliene,noratriptliene and neurontin. I tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cymbalta</span> and sevella too and had allergic reactions. So I am now just taking 800 Mg ibuprofen for my fibro.
it runs in my family. I have an appointment in another month with my doctor and plan to talk with him then but curious to see what others think.
I'll sit up straight --- and I'll get those gellie keyboard thingies... Wooohooooo! I Can FIX THIS.... Well - she ruled out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> --- and she ruled out carpal tunnel... (I noticed she didn't rule out the overweight stuff.... Sigh... Ah well... darn...) It kind of left me in a slump - because I'm feeling horrible pains...
I have joint Advance <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, compound with Limes Disease , Bone Degenerative. I have chips missing in the spine and 3 disks are collapsed. I have good days and I'm grateful for them but when the bad days come, they are with me for 3 to 7or 8 days at a time. I think by this time I in my life, I have tried just about every thing. Most all of the n-said family of drugs, not to mention Cymbalta, Gabapentin and many more.
Drugs like calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers and vasodilators are used to treat the condition. Looking over your list of tests, I see that you had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> and autoimmune panel done. However, please ask your doctor if it was a detailed panel covering all the above points. Also, you should undergo a test for insulin resistance and glucose tolerance test (GTT) as often the regular blood tests for diabetes are unable to spot the disease.
the doctor's by a process of elimination (not ms, not Lyme, not Lupus, not nerve damage, not repetitive motion, not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>) have decided I have fibromyalgia. I on the other hand have some reservations because I don't seem to have classic symptoms. I started originally with a case of shingles. Then I injured my shoulder lifting something very heavy (same shoulder as the shingles rash). The burning pain started in that same upper arm after physical therapy and massage therapy.
) She is testing me for B12 levels ??? (I already take shots monthly) and will most likely send me to a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> Specialist. Ok – here’s some the specialist roller coaster no doubt. So I have been researching all day on RED PALMS as I have found out being your very own medical advocate and learning all you Can saves tons of time in the Dr’s office and I am the one who found my B12 deficiency thru my research anyhow.  I really don’t want to go thru the medical roller coaster.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> and having problems controlling it. I am on 40mg humira every other week. June 2007 - March 2008 I was on Enbrel and prednisone. I started on 10mg prednisone daily in June of 2007 and reduced it to 2 mg daily currently since December 2007. I am also very fatigued, have no libido, skin rashes here and there, my hands have "hot spots" of red and swollen flesh which moves around every few days.
ankylosing spondylitis, behcet's, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, sarcoidosis (?), Sjogren's (?), and lupus,. Celiac Can also cause joint pain and often accompanies autoimmune diseases. Lupus Can affect every area of the entire body. It certainly has caused problems w/ my digestive tract. The only advice I Can give you right now is to try not to let it all get to you emotionally. Stress will only make symptoms worse. Just in case it is lupus, stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Other diseases in which your body's immune system attacks healthy tissue may cause thrombocytopenia. Examples include lupus and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>. Bacteria in the blood. Severe bacterial infections involving the blood (bacteremia) may lead to destruction of platelets. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). TTP is a rare condition that occurs when small blood clots suddenly form throughout your body, using up large numbers of platelets. Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
So I've let it go and been told over the past years i have chrons disease, irritable bowel, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span>, lupus, and the latest one a couple of years ago is MS. I haven't had the ct sCan but I'm sure that's not my problem. What I am becoming very aware of is my teeth are involved. I have always since childhood had bad teeth and after each baby they got worse.
While sjogren's disease typically occurs in people with those who have rheumatic disease such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, lupus, scleroderma or polymyositis. This is usually inherited. One thing that some of these conditions have in common is that they involve sensitization of the nervous system. And this may lead to associated disorders that needs to be addressed to by you and your doctor. Take care and regards.
I too could not tolerate Lyrica. But I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> and osteo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, so the pain levels are different. Seems like NOTHING Helps my pain. I have noticed, though, that the more stressed out and anxious I get, the worse the pain. I would suggest only taking the Cymbalta for now. Has your doc ever had you take prednisone? In short durations, steroids Can do wonders for pain, depending on your diagnosis. I also get scared when I read interactions...gets frustrating. I wish you the best.
My grandmothers side had RA and my dad's has OA.... I've had ANA tests before and they came back very low like 7-9.... but most of the tests came back on the high end of "normal"... I'll find out the results of the latest tests this Thurs....
I have had three major workups and all the tests for lupus, scleroderma, sjoren's, lyme, antiphospholipid, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> etc have always been negative except of course my Epstein Barr levels are off the chart I had it as a teenager, as well as measles, mumps and ruubella, vaccines werent invented til later..
It Can reduce skin problems in lupus and prevent swelling/pain in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>-like conditions, though it is not known exactly how the drug works on autoimmune diseases. My guess is that it treats one or more chronic infections that are present. Arava is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor that is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is thought to work by blocking certain enzymes responsible for abnormal tissue development or growth.
But not all persons that test positive have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>. Make sure you make and take a list of every symptom you are experiencing even if you don't feel it is related. By exam and possible xrays the Rheumatologist should be able to make a proper diagnosis. Even after your appt. monitor your joints in your hands and if there are changes that you see going on within 6 mos or a year, go back to be evaluated again. best wishes.
If my neck aches the next day it will ususally be my shoulders back and neck hurt. I have a family history for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>... (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father. I am so tired of paying co pays just to be told yeah your back looks like it could have some pain... heat and Tylenol thanks. I am gaining weight I know because I am inactive.
I am on Enbrel for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>...now I am told that my blood cells are too small even though I am on iron supplements and not bleeding anywhere that I know of. I read that RA Can do this from autoimmune attack, but that it means the RA is not under control...as far as I Can tell, I am doing great except for the anemia affects. Can I safely assume that the RA is doing it or should I be concerned about unknown bleeding somewhere?
Which antibody was high? I went to a dr. and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and it was BS! I am 31 female and it turned out I was low on Vitamin D and Ferritin (iron storage) which caused nerve pain, shooting pains, muscle pain, head pressure and hypothyroid caused the muscle pains in hands & feet. Don't fall for the fibromyalgia dx!!! It takes time figuring out what the real problems are and in the mean time they just label it something else!
I have crossover autoimmune diseases including fybromyalgia, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span>, osteoArthritis, neuropathies and daily migraines. I am on Opana 15 mg. 2 x daily, Percocet 10-325 mg. 3 x daily, amitiza, mirilax, ambien, xanax, Cymbalta, creon 20 w/meals, imitrex, treximet & frova as needed, robaxin, nexium, carafate, lisinopril, levothyroxine .25 mg., fosamax & folic acid, a multi vitamin, vitamin c & calcium daily.
I have been tested for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Rheumatoid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Arthritis</span> and it was negative. I had a ANA test which came back positive. They did more testing and all I was told in a phone message is that the second was negative. I have tried getting in touch with my doctor for more details but he is unreachable til my next appt. Very frustrating. My doctor wants to keep calling my pain "muscle pain" and I tell him no, it's not muscle pain, it's joint pain. He did go ahead and put me on Cymbalta.
I am now taking methotrexate, folic acid, plaquenil, prednisone, metoprolol, omeprozole, lorazepam and cyclobenzaprine. Nothing seems to be working and more and more systems are being affected. I am applying for disability because there is now way now that I Can possibly keep a job when I Can barely make it through the day doing basic things. I am in constant pain, worse than I was before, I am completely exaughsted and Can barely function.
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