I've been taking Lyrica and Cymbalta together for about a year. The Cymbalta has to be taken first thing in the morning. I take 300mg of Lyrica 2x a day. I went to my rheumatologist about 10 days ago and since spring have been having more depression and fatigue. The doctor increased my Cymbalta dosage from 60mg to 120mg. I was a little concerned about the large dosage but it has greatly helped my fatigue and stress. I am able to relax and enjoy my life a bit, and isn't that what life is all about?
As for the Lyrica helping pain, for me it just seems to help with the burning type of pain-but not the aching. I have burning in both of my hamstrings which are very tight-the Lyrica is the only thing that relieves it at all. At first, it made me a little dizzy, but now it doesn't bother me.
I take xanex to sleep at night and I go right to sleep, but since the increase in Cymbalta I haven't slept as sound. But before the increase I was so tired all the time that I barely had enough energy to do anything. I guess I'll try it for awhile and see what happens!
mother of four sons, grandma to five, wife to one wonderful husband
fibromyalgia since 1993
Cymbalta, Tramadol, Lyrica, Xanex
Love people and use things NOT love things and use people.
He is richest who is content with the least....Socrates