Fibromyalgia forum cymbalta

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1627868 tn?1333889942 I think the biggest reason that my doctor wants me to try this is while in her office, I had a little bit of a meltdown while discussing my recent neurologist visit. I suffered from some mild post-partum depression in the past so she is convinced that there is some depression coming through. I was crying because the neurologist that she had sent me to basically told me to "suck it up and deal with it". This really upset me!
1442059 tn?1340244552 Feeling pretty down does anyone have anything good to say about cymbalta.? I have high anxiety as well as lupus and a hep c treatment on the horizon. I know they will give me an anti depressant and I was hoping for some input. Most others make me feel bad.
177382 tn?1253044740 Cymbalta is currently being prescribed like crazy for fibromyalgia because it has been approved for the treatment of fibro. My doctor wrote me a prescription for it, but I have not tried it because I have panic-type symptoms on occasion. I have read that it may not be good if you experience panic attacks, but if your issues are pain and depression without panic, it may help. Cymbalta works differently than paxil, so you may not experience the same issues.
Avatar f tn I have been taking 40mg once daily for about 6 months, I have fibromyalgia, I was kind of steered/pressured towards Cymbalta, as according to my last Doctor the only good form of anti-depressant recommended for fibromyalgia. Funny thing was I didn't even ask for the change to my meds, I was doing good on my current regiment. Well after months of no depression relief on Cymbalta, and at the Doctor's suggestion that I see a therapist first, I asked to go back to Prozac, because, well it worked.
Avatar n tn meds that a lot of doctors tend to try - Cymbalta. How do you find the Cymbalta working for you? Have you noticed it has helped with your pain at all? Have you tried Savella? That also is a "newer" med that is used for fibro. Do you also take a muscle relaxer? If not, you may want to ask your doctor about adding one to your med regime. While I don't find that they help alone, I have found that they can be helpful when added to my other meds. How is your sleep?
Avatar n tn Lyrica is an antiseizure medication, while Cymbalta and Savella are antidepressants. All three have been known to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia significantly. Other drugs that are usually combined with these are- Flexeril (this muscle relaxant not only decreases muscle pain but also improves sleep), Mirapex (used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Avatar f tn Hey Suzy. Welcome to the forum. Oxycodone @ 10mg injected will produce the SAME results as morphine for most people. I'm mentioning this to point out that these types of drugs are opioid drugs, potentially habit forming narcotic drugs. The fact that they are prescribed legally, does not make them any less dangerous than street drugs, other than the fact that their "quality" and strength are consistent with what they claim.
Avatar n tn I've been on Cymbalta for 3 years. I have fibromyalgia and depression from the loss of my spouse. this drug helps with both. I have been able to function as normal as possible. The only odd experience was the lucid dreams I was getting when I was first put on 60mg once a day. Because I take another antidepressant in the Trycyclic family there may be some counter action involved. But the horrible lucid dreams stopped as soon as the dose was lowered.
217229 tn?1192766004 OK - can anyone who has taken Lyrica and Cymbalta in conjunction with each other please give me your experiences --- and how long you've been taking them? I've been temporarily "diagnosed" with neuropathic pain issues (think Fibromyalgia). Waiting on some final test results to rule out any other Autoimmune Disease - but I believe I'll be finally diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. My Rheumatologist / Internist has prescribed Lyrica and Cymbalta together.
217229 tn?1192766004 I take Lyrica & Cymbalta. I works very well for me. Lyrica is not a new drug, just "new" for fibro. It affects the nerve receptors in the brain. It has helped me a great deal. Cymbalta also helps with the nerve pain.I definitly recommend giving it a try. It is started at low dose, then increased slowly.(Lyrica)It took me to get to 200mg a day before I saw improvement, and 400 to rally take away the pain. My problem is I'm fighting my insurance company to approve it. It is $125.
Avatar f tn I avoid taking it past 4 pm I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 2 weeks ago my Doctor started me on Cymbalta 30 mg. nightly for the first week, and 60 mg. nightly thereafter. I have been experiencing really bad hot flashes, and anxiety, it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. So I went online to see how this combo interacted. I was shocked to read that it could be life threatening.
Avatar n tn I use Cymbalta for abdomen, neck and hand pain and Fibromyalgia. It does a good job for me. There are some unpleasant side effects such as nausea and being light headed upon standing being the worst for me. I tried Neurontin and Lyrica. I couldn't take the side effects from either of those two. I've experienced life without Cymbalta. Without it my pains levels are considerably higher. My mood is much better on it. All in all, it's well worth the unpleasant side effects for me.
Avatar f tn Has anybody ever tried cymbalta or savella and does it help ,quickly sigh....I have been on 3ml of ativan a day for 3 years (too long) in hopes that I would be able to find a SSRI to help so I could wean off as it doesnt do much anymore and makes me cold brrr....With fibro it makes one more sensitive to meds and I find the SSRI's make my fibro worse.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
Avatar n tn (TESTED NEGATIVE TO LUPUS, RHEUMATIOD ARTHRITIS, INFLAMATION,) received treatment with cymbalta and lirica but no help. cortisone steroids relived pain, only. is it possible that the problem started with the b12 deficiency? i resently started b12 injection one month ago.
Avatar f tn I am a 32 year old female from Delaware who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 9 years ago.
Avatar f tn Hi! I would like to join this community. I have had fibromyalgia since a near fatal car accident 10 years ago. I am currently on Celexa and Methadone, and I have gained about 35 lbs. and I can't figure out how to stop it or why it is happening. My pain management doctor is a neurologist, and he just says it is a combination of the meds, menopause,not being as active, but he is not a diet doctor and his main concern is my pain. Is there another combination of meds that doesn't do this?
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn can someone with some knowledge and experience please tell me what seems to be the best treatments out there when it comes to dealing with fibromyalgia? i am still trying to gather information on which is better lyrica or neurontin, and i am also told they are the same med? any truth to this? any advice on how to deal with flare ups would be just great also, at this point i am up for anything new that may help...
Avatar n tn Try writing down all that is happening to you. Fibromyalgia has so many symptoms so it is common to have a long list. Ask them to test your tender points to determine if you have it. You need something better than Amitriptyline. I take Remeron for depression (and believe me, it gets so much easier to manage this when your depression is under control) and Lyrica. Lyrica has changed my life. Yes, there are side effects but they lessen with time.
1145347 tn?1315802019 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I am wondering if I have something else going on in my body. All my symptoms have worsened since the diagnosis. Everything hurts a lot more and I have more spasms. I have been awake all night which is nothing new due to pain levels. Could I have been misdiagnosed? I have all sorts of symptomology and am growing more weary each day. I have been a recluse in my room for weeks now. What should I do?
Avatar f tn 'm new to this forum, but came across your entry while trying to research Cymbalta vs. Neurontin. I was on Cymbalta (120 mgs) daily for 10+ years until I could not get it refilled due to Medicaid doctor policy. I was forced to stop cold turkey about 9 days ago.
1069644 tn?1276932463 case of Fibromyalgia then I would have to say, no, Fibromyalgia is not progressive, but everyone's experiences with the disease seems to be very different than the "textbook." Some people are able to overcome much of the pain and live symptom free for many years by using good management techniques, which can include nutrition, medication and exercise programs, while others may not improve using these same processes.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been told that I have Fibromyalgia and that massages will help, I have also tried a gluten free diet with no significant improvement. I also have Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Hemochromatosis(high iron stores) i give blood regularly for the Hemochromatosis. i take Plaquenil tablets (of 200 mg), and Endep (of 25 mg) for inflammation has anyone else got any other ideas, i have constant pain. thanks.
Avatar m tn Valerian root is safe to take with these other drugs. Cymbalta really isn't for everyone. If you're not getting pain relief in 2 weeks, insist on something else. Avoid the narcotics, because they will just make things worse in the long run. If your dx is depression, please please please stay on top of the pain. Be as proactive as possible with diet and exercise. Message me anytime.
572651 tn?1531002957 I am trying out Cymbalta now. I have fibromyalgia, depression and insomnia. I am using it to replace another medicine in the hopes that this will address some of the other issues, as well, that I have with fibro. I've been taking it for more than a month now. My side affect is heartburn. I take it around 18:00. It affects the depression a bit differently than my last med, so I haven't decided quite yet. I'm not having the extreme lows and I'm having what are probably normal highs in my moods.
329994 tn?1301666848 I am new to the forum. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have tried the Savella. It was very effective for pain; but I experienced side effects of high blood pressure(I had no prior history), increased in heart rate, altered my mood severely, and increased my insomnia, decreased my appetite. It was the high blood pressure and heart rate that was deciding factor for me to discontinue the medication.
Avatar f tn Also, you need to quit smoking if you want to have an effective treatment for your Fibromyalgia. Remember, Fibromyalgia is treatable without side effects but you need to find the right doctor and minimize all stresses.
Avatar n tn you might get more help if this wasnt posted in the dental forum. my mom just started taking cymbalta its an antidepressant but it seems to help her pain. i am not sure if its been approved for fibromyalgia but her dr had read a few articles about how it might help so he told the insurance company it was for depression caused by her pain so they would be sure to cover it. if your current dr isnt up to date with treatment options i would go to someone else. good luck!
Avatar f tn She told him, it was like him having the flu and the symptoms can come on and hang on for months because of the immune system being out of wack. The Fibromyalgia Network has many journals/issues that focus on the family and helping them understand the illness, meds needed and the difficulties we face. Don't complicate you suffering by allowing guilt to cloud how you take care of yourself. No one else is walking in your shoes, how can they tell you how to confront your pain.