I have Ulcerative Colitis and now arthritis and body pain. I am frustrated with it all. I was prescribed Cymbalta and Lyrica. I have been having gut problems so I only tried the Cymbalta but it made me jittery, extreme nausea and I couldnt sleep. I took it 3 days and I hardly ate those days and hardly slept and couldnt take that any more. I did feel less stress and easygoing though. Then I found some articles about getting off Cymbalta and horrible withdrawls. I am scared to try the Cymbalta again. I am very sensitive to meds. What antidepressants work for you? Or any other advice appreciated.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks ( had a reaction will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate