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   Posted 11/19/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone thanks to site i'm not the only suffering from FM. I was diagnosed with degenarate disc, herniated disc for two years now, this past few months, the pain more intense, and different parts of my body. take pain meds but nothing is working, i feel like i'm going crazy. I'll be doing dishes then i feel a twitch on eye, back legs. and my feet will get really hot, burning sensation on my shoulder.  i dont know what the hell is going on, of course i blamed all on my back.  so still keep myself active, and considering i have two kids i have to care for them.  i still manage to go work m-f 8-5 and support my kids. husband and i split few months ago, what ever happend to better for worst. although i feel a lot relieved we are not together at least now i care for my self and my kids. Although a little hard on my situation, now i have one income and juggle work and home. Anyhow, a month ago saw the dr. complaining about all this, he diagnosed me with fibro and depression. what ever just give medicine that going to make feel happy and no pain. put me on cymbalta. the first day i tried i was up all  nights. couldn't sleep my lower back was twitching all night, took somas, ambien, finally got some sleep didn't make it to work, felt grogy all day. So now i take it during the day but i don't think it's working still feel the pain through out the day and feels worms crawling in my head. has anyone taken anti-dep that's works.
any advice help thank you so much you guys are awesome.

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   Posted 11/19/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pauline,

First of all I would like to welcome you to the forum. I believe that you will find that this is a wonderful place to visit. There are a wonderful group of members here.

I take effexor for depression along with abilify and xanax. I also take pain meds and soma. But I don't have the problems with my back like you do.

How is the cymbalta working since you changed time of day that you are taking it? You didn't sound like it was working very well. Is it for depression or for the pain?

I am sorry for the situation with your marraige. I know that you are doing a lot by working and taking care of your children. Being a mother is a lot in itself, but to work on top of that, I don't know how you ladies do it. I really feel for you.

Here's hoping that you are having a wonderful evening. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes,
Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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   Posted 11/19/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi paulinethan: I take zoloft for depression. valium at bedtime. Also amyltriptiline 75 mg. at bedtime. This is the best combo I've ever had. Starting to feel almost "normal".

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   Posted 11/20/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for your reply, i stop taking cymbalta because it made me feel paranoid and groggy all day, just can't function at work.  i take soma and ambien for sleeping, but i'm getting paranoid might not wake up takin all this pill.  i take norco for pain, but it's not working. i wanted to ask dr. for better like oxycontin is that something i should consider. i just want a pain med that will last all day so i don't have to keep poppin them. i go for a walk everyday at least 30 min and stretch and i still feel like crap.  i cant sit at work, i'm constanst standing because back hurts when sitting, and now my legs has the warmth feeling as if you put a hot towel.  what type of test i can ask dr to find out the root of problem, beside the herniated disc.  also i have breast imlants for 5 years could that having anything to do with my issue. sometimes i just want them out, any info pls. thanks ladies.
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