Lexapro and fibromyalgia

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Avatar f tn I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me. The meds I am on now help more than anything else ever has and I am so thankful! I still have pain but it is a lot easier to deal with now.
Avatar n tn My current psychiatrist of 2 1/2 years put me on Depekote a mood stabalizer and Lexepro and they both work great on me. Lexapro has been terrific with me and i have the more low ends of bipolor the more suicidal side of things. i have not been suicidal once since i have been on it. i take one at night and one in the morning! love it.
3202069 tn?1345408082 I was hospitalized a few months ago with chest pains and they said it was because the muscles around my heart were tightening up from my fibromyalgia causing me to feel like I was having a heart attack. I have tried Lexapro, Cymbalta, Sevella, and numerous drugs but to no avail. Diet is the most important. Yeast breads, pizza, sodas and staying away from sugars and alot of carbs. Natural fruits aren't bad for you but not in excess.
Avatar m tn Suffering both post stroke pain and chronic fibromyalgia at the same time that has made my life miserable. I get daily migraine tension type headaches, burning pricking numbness pain, stiffness and bad muscle spasms. Amitriptyline, cymbalta, baclofen gave me bad side effects. I m hoping someone can share their success with other drugs. I m willing to give it a try. Thks in advance!
Avatar n tn It was in April 2009 when the Lexapro and Vyvanse lost their effect, and the doc upped my dose. Shortly after that I began feeling pain. my psychiatrist assured me the drugs did not have those kind of side effects.. and indicated I would feel very bad if i stopped them, as my body & brain is now dependent on them. So I continued to take them.. cuz I basically HAVE TO, or else I go crazy. I went to over 10 doctors for all these aches and pains and fatigue...
553995 tn?1332022440 Cymbalta is an FDA approved medicine for Fibromyalgia (FM), anxiety, and pain. It works on keeping Serotonin (mood) where it is needed and Norepinephrine which works on pain chemicals to stay in the brain where needed. I think I'm going to try it again, or Trazadone. When I first took Cymbalta I did not know I was in the throws of Lymes disease. I took it for three years but even though it helped, I thought it was side effects I was having when, in actuality it may have been the Lymes.
Avatar n tn Get off of the Lexapro and you will see the nausea disappear. If you are able to get off of all prescribed medication and not freak out, do it. These medications are highly toxic and not good for you at all. Like you said, all they do is mask the problem. Start looking into all natural remedies and self healing.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I am diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Major Depressive Disorder. I was diagnosed in 2006 after running from one doctor to the next. They actually told me there was nothing wrong with me because all my tests were normal and I needed psychiatic help. They convinced me to sign myself onto a psych ward. I was diagnosed as delusional there and was screaming in agony from all the pain I felt. They did not help me they hurt me more because they chose to believe it was all in my "head".
Avatar n tn It is a connective tissue disease and can leave your muscles feeling sore and very painful and change your lifestyle completely if gone unchecked and unmanaged. Fibromyalgia has been very difficult to diagnose over the last 20 years. The only clear way to diagnose it right now is to do the "Tender Points" check, but there's a catch here too. See, there are supposed to be 18 points on your body the doctor has to press for soreness in order to conclusively diagnose for Fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn My doctor is weaning me off Lexapro and this is day 4. She also is using a 3 week period to taper down my meds. She started me taking my 20 mg every other day for one week, then I am supposed to go to 10 mg every other day for a week and then down to 5 every other day for a week.
127990 tn?1198200445 Yes stress, surgery and a head-on collision in 2005 brought out the symptoms and sent me into full blown fibromyalgia and I now was determined not to let it take my life over. I had to work only 2 days a week, rest, research, determine which supplements I needed, receive myofacial massage for almost a year, and now am almost back to my normal self. God is so good. I prayed for wisdom and direction and I know it was only through His mercy that I am feeling so much better!
Avatar f tn He started me on Lexapro 20mg and Lyrica 200mg. I felt sooo good to get a diagnoses, a name for my craziness. It was a ruff two years after that, always feeling sick but sometimes better...my period cycle, the week before it started would cause a "flare up" I would call it. Of all of my symptoms, pain, extreme immediate fatigue, nausea...thank god my husband would take over and let me sleep. The Lyrica was a savior to my pain and insomnia.
Avatar m tn I am now experiencing terrible brain fog, neck pain off and on,sinus pressure and nasal drainage,middle and lower back pain off and on and I feel very depressed. My mother has fibromyalgia.I am not sure where to go next.I don't think going to my primary is the best bet.He minimizes things. I am afraid that he will just call it the flu or a virus.I need some advise on my next step-Thanks.
1340994 tn?1374197577 Cymbalta is made by Eli Lilly and Lexapro is made by Forest Labs) see #2 the sales pitch for their drugs in their own study!!! How convenient! 1."AVS (arteriole-venule shunts) were identified in hypothenar skin biopsies from 18/24 FM patients and 14/23 control subjects" Comment: These are just findings in a very tiny study, and more like symptoms but without any proof of cause and not even significantly supported by the numbers. 2.
1709828 tn?1308114402 He than directed me to stop taking paxil because he didn't like the medication and perscribed me to lexapro. I took the lexapro and I felt better during the first 2 weeks. Just recently, I've been having bad chest pains, not causing a full blown anxiety attack anymore, but I'm still getting these pains. They are sharp and usually change in their spots, but cause me to feel shoulder and jaw pain as well, it also feels like my heart is beating off pattern sometimes.
Avatar n tn insomnia) Started having horrible side effects from depakote. Stopped it and upped lexapro to 10mg. My muscles are KILLING me in my calves and feet. Also tons of twitching in those areas. Besides that, I felt like I was finally getting over the side effects of nausea and was feeling much better about life (leaving the house, driving, and working out again). Now about a week AFTER increasing lexapro to 10mg, I feel like I have the flu. I'm dizzy, headache, tons of nausea.
975514 tn?1325001538 In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness. Fibromyalgia and CFS can be so intricate and can have so many different symptoms. Due to this, it is very helpful that MedHelp offers health trackers for us to utilize. We can track our progress and especially our flare ups. Below are just a few trackers that I find useful. • CFS/FMS Tracker - http://www.medhelp.org/land/health-trackers • Pain Tracker - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I'm wondering if there is anyone else out there who is dosing at 2.5 mg of lexapro and is seeing results or if this is just to low of a dose to expect any results? I am a 180 pound male. When she tried me on zoloft at 50mg by day 3 I couldn't sleep and I felt my skin crawling, I dropped down to 25 mg, but after about 2 weeks I was starting to feel frazzled again, so she took me off. This is why she started me low on the 2.5 mg of lexapro, she felt that maybe I would feel some effects.
Avatar n tn Hi. I was currently on zoloft 50mg and klonopin 1 mg daily for fibromyalgia and depression/anxiety. After going through a rough 2 years (divorce, kids moving onto to college and having to put my house on the market, all this coupled with the fibro), the zoloft stopped working. My dr. switched me 3 weeks ago to Lexapro. 5mg for the first week and 10 thereafter. I couldn't handle the ten and just this week she had me go down to 7.5mg until I speak with her next week.
1066198 tn?1333312628 is it bipolar/ fibromyalgia? situational? seasonal and weather change? the fact that i now have no more children at home? or some sick and twisted combination of all of the above. no one around me can even begin to comprehend..... ps... just decided to up my Lexapro from 20 mg/day to 30 mg /day--- see psych on 17th...
Avatar n tn I switched to lexapro, but I need to switch again, because this one is making me drop the weight, and I only weigh around 95lbs. Someone told me zoloft would help me to gain, so maybe I\ll try that. But, you need to talk to your doctors and tell them that something HAS to change, and likely it should be your meds! It sounds like the same problem I was having, so hang in there and just talk, talk, talk to them, until your blue in the face! ~..
Avatar n tn Maybe the doc is right I may need to simply increase my small dose of 25mg , a half of the prescribed lowest dosage? Lexapro from what I understand, and I was on it, aggravates and may precipitate PVC's and Arryhthmias.
Avatar n tn Im a 24 year female, and recently have been prescribed to antidepressants, and xanax for sleep, I tried lexapro, for a week, but I'm paranoid about side effects, and I started to feel very disoriented at night and had side effects such as, muscle twitching, ticking, confusion, wierd vision change, so I told my doctor this and I was exspecially concerned about the muscle twitching, I get it all over my legs, arms sometimes in my cheeks, and sometimes even my abdomen, my doctor kind of shrugged it
Avatar n tn Muscle relaxants, including central nervous system relaxants don't work. Been on Requip and that didn't help. I've been told it's not MS, NMS, Fibromyalgia, or Tardive Disconesia. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to put it all out there. Does anybody have anything like this? Has anybody ever heard of something like this?
Avatar f tn I was on Lexapro when I was diagnosed with Migraines and Fibromyalgia. At first my Neuro added Nortriptyline (sp) to try and ward off the headaches but it did nothing except keep me awake at night. Then, once he was finished ruling out other neurological problems, he switched me to Savella and told me to stop the Lexapro immediately. From Day 2 to Day 9 on the Savella I was headache free for the first time in a year!! My headache returned on Day 10 and is still with me today, Day 11.
1683690 tn?1308356992 I have read scientific articles discussing the correlation between depression and cfs, depression and fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and cfs, and fibromyalgia and bipolar. It looks like there might some partial genetic overlap going on here. As science advances I know there will be more answers. If anyone has any input on this subject please post.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia and now diagnosed with bipolar. My psychiatrist has put me on Depakote. I had gastric bypass surgery 17 months ago and lost 107 pounds but have regained 20 pounds. She took me off of Neurontin and Flexeril because of weight gain and I am in severe pain and cannot sleep. I now find out Depakote puts on weight. I have heard that Topmax helps with the weight. Any advice?
Avatar n tn In my case I have lost about 10lbs and feel less fogged out in the head. I have Fibromyalgia and that makes you awfully tired so this drug has helped me get moving and motivated. I also am worried about Seizures but I weighed the pros and cons and decided I needed this help more than the risk of a seizure. Good luck everyone!