Cymbalta vs lyrica for fibromyalgia

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I was put on Lyrica/Pregablin for 'Fibromyalgia and neuropathic ,M.E CFS, sent to a Shrink???? And it turn's out i have OPIATE INDUCED HYERLALGISA cause by Opiate painkiller's. T hen LYRICA did a grand number on me!! I have EVERY side effect from it and then some? My skin is coming off and i look like a leper!! I also have nerve damage from it and my eye's and mucus membrane is wreaked and i have ever growing problem's from it.
I take Lyrica for fibromyalgia and arthritis, which helps, the side effect I hate is weight gain... I have been on it for 6 months and gained 30 pounds....
I have had Thyroid problems for nearly 30 years, and Fibro for about 23. Taking Cymbalta and Lyrica with a fairly mild muscle relaxer, and can mostly function. Can't say all is rosy, but at least I can do most of what I need to do for my day.
We're all lab rats! Yep, cymbalta and lyrica together worked great for me, other than the Lyrica side effect of weight gain, coupled with sudden onset hypertension- I had to come off of it :( But it seriously reduced my pain by like 80%. Good luck!
My best friend is on cymbalta for depression and it has done wonders for her. Me on the other hand tried it and felt like I was having a heart attack. I am on Prozac and it helps a lot with my withdrawal symptoms especially since I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I just stopped taking the medicine and never had any withdrawals. I would go see a doctor about your problem and not take anymore of your sister's medication. I wish you the best of luck.
I just saw my neurologist again and we're now trying Lyrica, typically prescribed for fibromyalgia. I've only been on it two days, with a much lower dosage (was taking 1200mg gabapentin/day versus 75mg Lyrica once at night!) and much much much better results (I only take one or two 300mg gapabentins a day). The only down side is that it makes me sleepy, but I'm sure that will wear off a bit or completely once I'm used to it.
the same drugs are used for this as well. my surgeon gave me a three months supply of lyrica and i liked it , it done very well compared to the neurotin i take now. the ins company i have refuses to pay for lyrica cuz its newer med than neurotin. for my conditions they are prescribed what u call off lable meds . cuz their orginally are for diabetes. but works on nerve pain just the same . i would take the lyrica if i had a choice , but everyones system is not always the same ya know.
Hello there, Cymbalta is a SNRI which mean it will affect your serotonin level but also your norepinephrine level which can be translated into adrenaline which results into a energy boost and less pain. I am on Cymbalta and Lyrica for chronic nerves pain due to compression of the suboccipital triangle causing pressure on the C2 originating nerves resulting in occipital neuralgia and myofacial pain.
Again, there are some with good experiences and others with bad. For my fibro I take Remeron for depression and Lyrica for the pain. It gave me back my life. Yes, in the first week or two there is a sedated feeling but it goes away. With both Savella and Fibro the key is starting at a very low dose and increasing gradually as needed.
She was prescribed a combination of Lyrica and Cymbalta for her back. (Understand that if she goes to the doctor's appt. w/out my mother - never again- we don't get a complete explanation for why something is being prescribed) She has never had a need to take ANY medication with regularity aside from something such as Fosamax.
My doctor is sending me to be "tested" for Fibromyalgia. She has told me, and from what I have read, it is a disease that is difficult to diagnose. What test(s) do they use and how painful are the test(s)? Also, is Fibromyalgia a hereditary disease? My mother had it and my aunt has had it for the last two years. Thanks!
this hole opiate scene just scares me and i understand there is a difference between being physically dependent and being a addict i just dont want to fall down the path of being a addict and abusing medication. My current med list is Cymbalta 90mg a day lyrica 225mg 2x a day Ms-Contin 30mg 3x a day MSIR (instant release morphine) 15mg as need for BT Mobic 15mg once a day Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 3x a Day Adderall XR 30mg Once a day BusPar 7.
I've alreasy gone the road of treatment using meds, specifically for my fibromyalgia pains such as xanor + lyrica (I'm allergic to this, developed recurrent mouth sores), tofranil + tramadol (gave me pounding on chest, nape and scalp plus, tremors of head though not observable by a third person, inability to sleep for 5 days except for 10 minute naps), cymbalta + tramadol + clonazepam (all made me sleep 18-20 hrs aday but successfully relieved me of pain for 2 1/2 months until my body just re
My quality of life has been progressively worsening. I have been a part-time student for several years as I recognize I may need to prepare for an alternative career due to health issues. I recently had to take a leave of absence/FMLA only to find out my for-profit employer never enrolled me in the hospital provided benefit of STD or LTD. I am between a rock and a hard place.
I have many allergies and can't take patches for example or any of the alternative pain meds like neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta. Is taking such a quick path to getting off meds a good thing? Should I go back to the pain mngmt doc seeing for 5 years. I cancelled the appt for tomorrow just yesterday...maybe i was too hasty and can easily reschedule or should i try this docs approach and try to get back off these chronic pain meds.....
so i am dealing with two issues but i can not stand the pain! I am on vicodin daily, lyrica, and cymbalta. I am at a lose of how to handle it anymore. The list is to long to tell all i have tried and it did not work. I am going in Friday morning for the doctor to put a dye in my back to see about scar tissue and to remove any around the nerves in my back. I am trying to work also....cant afford to not work and just colapse into bed as soon as i get home.
Look, I am taking Opana ER, Percocet, and Lyrica for pain and that doesnt include all the other meds for all the other symptoms... It is alot and I dont take it lightly. I take it to try and survive this ****. Dont let the non-understanding people make you feel guilty or bad about taking the meds that YOU think you need. Nobody else is in your body but YOU!
Let me start by saying that I have Fibromyalgia. I'm an active, well educated, hard working 30 year old female. I work 50+ hours a week and I workout at the gym a few times a week. My husband and I have a great life together. I have taken a very limited amount of medication over my 12 years of struggling in pain. This is probably not what you pictured when you heard that I have Fibromyalgia.
I have been going to many different doctors trying to get a diagnosis I am all most for sure that it is fibromyalgia. But I am getting really frustrated because every doctor I go to says that I am just deppressed and that is not the case at all. Does everyone who has fibromyalgia get told that a lot and how do I get them to beleive that I am not deppressed, and that my symptoms are VERY REAL! Also I have one more question is fibromyalgia Genetic?
I have spent a year with the help of my doctor trying to find non narcotic pain relief for my fibromyalgia. Lyrica, gabapentin, some names I can't remember but it involved going off my AD's, tapering off Lyrica and then adding new pills. All the while, feeling so sick from the withdrawal from each and every new med that I tried. Well nothing worked and I finally went to a pain management clinic. They recommended tridural along with nabolone.
in the medical industry) and that I am waiting on more blood tests and some other results. She prescribed Lyrica and Cymbalta... (Lyrica is a pain receptor "blocker" and Cymbalta is an antidepressant that ALSO assists with the receptor blocking --- but on the serotonin level... I'm not depressed, thank goodness, but she said the combination of the 2 seemed to work the best for her other patients... but that each person is different...
http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/138942/Addiction-VS-Dependency If your speech is slurred and your thought process is impaired your opiate dose may be higher than you require.These are not uncommon side effects of opiate use however our bodies usually adjust to this after several days or a week and this is not a problem. If yours is continuing you should certainly discuss this with your prescribing physician.
Some of the medications used for FMS are the Neurontin (which you already tried), Lyrica and Cymbalta. For pain some use Ultram (Tramadol) or the Lidoderm patches. These medications only treat the symptoms and do have side-effects, so you would need to weigh the risks vs. the benefits involved. You could also try a natural creme called Sombra or CatsClaw. I've found that both work well for muscle aches.
You are so right about the Lyme ILLITERATE DOCTOR who refused to listen to me when I told him I thought I was not treated completely for Lyme.He put me on Lyrica which helped my pain for a short period of time but eventually made me quite depressed. I am weaning off Lyrica and taking Cymbalta until I can see the Infectious Medicine doctor in two weeks. I will follow your link as I have seen it before but this time I will print some of it and take it with me.
it is a battle/a true war for many Narcotics r not the DOC for Fibromyalgia...first line drugs are Neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta/i only tolerate neurontin but have tried all three narcotics really do nuttin for a fibro patient as far as pain relief..they make us not care that we hurt..no work on the source of pain at all//and tolerence makes them very dangerous/addiction as well muscle relaxers, gentle stretching or moderate execise, yoga rox for fibro!
then pain clinic said fibro and started me on lyrica.. stopped lyrica after 4 months. no change on it just fatigue and no sex drive and weak bladder nasty drugs! attacks do not happen every day anymore I am so tired of the feeling someone is stabbing me with a ka-bob skewer . like someone has a voodo doll of me and randomly stabs me! i also feel bruised where there is no bruise. It was so bad last fall that i couldn't even squeeze a dish sponge.
Hi! First off, don't get hung up on dependant vs addicted. It just doesn't matter! For the record, I don't think you're addicted... I think going to your PCP with these questions is a good idea! Have you researched Suboxone? Do that,okay? Sub comes with it's own set of problems, it's also addicting, and it needs to be tapered in order to detox from it. I don't see where that's going to vault you ahead!! Talk to a doctor about it...
I have many allergies and can't take patches for example or any of the alternative pain meds like neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta. Is taking such a quick path to getting off meds a good thing? Should I go back to the pain mngmt doc seeing for 5 years. I cancelled the appt for tomorrow just yesterday...maybe i was too hasty and can easily reschedule or should i try this docs approach and try to get back off these chronic pain meds.....
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