Iv been diagnosed since 2010 and have been given many different types of medication to try an help my symptoms! pregabalyn, gabapentin, ametriptaline, none have worked for me they have just made me put a lot of weight on! after stopping them I lost 15kg in less than 6 months!! iv just been given a new type called Duloxetine does any one know what they are like?
I have run the gamut of pain meds for Fibromyalgia and chronic daily headaches, including the awful weight-inducing Lyrica and Savella. For me, it seems that, like Kirsten, the Butrans patch works best and with the least side effects. I also take a low dose Oxycodone for breakthrough pain and Fioricet for the endless headaches (Botox works wonders for the headaches...I'm overdue for another round of injections, though). I just moved to a new state, so that means I have no more pain meds and a 3 month wait to see a primary care doc just so I can get a referral to a pain doc sooooo....I found a supplement that has worked wonders for the pain in the interim. it's called Mitragyna Speciosa (aka Kratom). I've been on it for 2 months and it relieves the pain as well as or better than the narcotic pain relievers. it IS on the DEA watch list, mainly because some idiots take it in large doses to get high but in "therapeutic" doses (for me that's 2.5-5 grams), it gives a much needed boost of energy (and motivation) without jitters, and takes the pain about 95% away. I buy it online from what seems to be the highest quality source (NEVERTHELESS get it at s head shop-it's basically overpriced lawn clippings from those places). I'm not an employee of the company, just thankful to have found something that works from a reliable source...the website is mmmspeciosa dot com. Hope this helps.
Unfortunatly i have been on Butrans for 6 months now, and the effects are wearing off. i suffered awful side affects at the start, with 7 continuous weekends throwing up and fainting when i stood up! thats the only bad thing about butrans. I am getting new pain relief meds to run alongside gabapentin, any ideas of what would work best?
I asked for(and got) teva-pregabalin (Lyrica). for the pain from shingles. Of course I researched the drug and see it's also for fibro. I feel great! problem is, like many drugs, it can cause weight gain. After loosing 20 lbs since January, I'm concerned that this will happen. What are your experiences with this drug? I have a 3week prescription, what happens after that? I know you must stop this med gradually. perhaps it doesn't matter because it's only for 3 weeks?
I gained 10 lbs in one month with no relief though so it was a given to stop it. I take Gabapentin, it is for nerve pain also. mi get more relief from it, and not so much weight gain. other side effects though.....no short term memory, I mix my words up, I stumble. Again though better than the pain!
Hey Rufus I've been taking cymbalta for a couple years and doesnt do much for my Fibro. It helped my depression for a lil bit though. It can work for either just only for depression with me. It really depends on the person and dosage. Hope this helps. I still hurt with all i am on so Fibro sucks for me too.
I'm trying to get off Cymbalta (Duloxetine). I gained about 40lbs on it. I was put on it for depression/anxiety, and it supposedly helps with nerve pain. It helped the mental issues for a little while but not the pain.
Cymbalta caused worse pain after 6 months & suicidal ideations. While I was coming off cymbalta, I was also weaned from Ambien. My doc had me use Melatonin & Benadryl. It wasn't the best sleep but it helped. Because of a genetic defect, just identified last year (don't metabolize B Vitamins or benzodiazepines, & allergic to many meds), my psych doc ran blood tests to check my serotonin levels, and he kept increasing my Nortriptyline until my serotonin was balanced. He explained that the cymbalta was overloading my system causing more pain & depression, but that the serotonin is necessary to inhibit pain receptors. He told me I will always have a serotonin imbalance, but if I stay on the Nortriptyline I will be able to keep it balanced.
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