Since I'm new at all this (dx a year now)- I have been taking Cymbalta but nothing else. When I first started it - I felt like a new woman.
Well I went to call to refill - oops - have to call dr - well she was out of town - I didn't push it - it just got dropped then.
I know Cymbalta is not a drug you just quit - I know you are supposed to titrate down - luckily, I did that because they had doubled my dose and that was too much so I had started titrating down myself.
So i have been out for 2 weeks - I am in sharp pain - not "numbed" pain - know what I mean? I have to keep moving - I don't dare sit here too long. I can deal with that for the most part - but at night - when I'm done, I'm done.
Burning skin - crawly skin - and one spot on my shin has an invisible ant hanging around. Perhaps the ghost of one i stepped on....feels like a hair brushing up on it
Swelling - a general "spongy" feeling
Anger/ resentment, suddenly dwelling on stupid crap from the past - my husband is picking up what I'm putting down and just staying out of my way because altho I'm grouchy and short - he's not sure when the volcano is going to erupt - kids too for that matter. They do know tho - and they are really bearing with me.
Forgetting completely where I was again yesterday - now the snow is gone and the grass is growing but - that shouldn't really throw you off , right ? LOL
I have noticed bursts of strong anxiety rather than just a general electric current of free floating anxiety - I realize some med withdrawal is going on too tho -
This morning, I made the mistake of making coffee with 2 hands - dumped the water in the trash instead of the grounds from yesterday - the grounds looked at me a little funny when the left hand asked what the hell the right one just did because they both know I'm out of it.....
Hypersensitivity - light/sounds !/ smells
Facial numbness was the first to show up - numb lips, tingling - bursts of ringing in the ears
General beothchiness - my FIL looked at me and KNEW - he stared at me and knew - I was off my meds - LOL !
Also carb - esp simple sugars - craving - carb craving is a part of fibro or no ? I'm still reading the fibro 101 threads.
So yeah, I'm pretty sure it's real - and I need meds .
I think I'll remember to make a doctors appt Monday *rolls eyes*
It's pretty bad when the birds chirping happily in the spring rain or the sound of your child's gut busting laughter irritates you -
It is my spiritual strength and the belief I am carried when I cannot walk that is getting me thru - I have no idea how the rest of them here are getting thru - so far looks like fishing and ducking low on the radar. LOL !