Hi Marie, sorry you are hurting. It is trial and error to find a med that will work to relieve
pain. You mention the Cymbalta helped the pain. Did you quit because of weight gain?
I'm taking Savella and have been on it since April, it has helped some and I haven't gained
any weight. I do take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) a muscle relaxer when I am flaring.
Exercise and heat have helped me with the pain. Walking, stretching, working out with
resistance bands helps me relieve some stress, builds muscle and helps keep the kinks
out. If I didn't exercise on a daily basis I would be hurting all the more.
I know what you mean about the cats hitting all the wrong places, I have two cats that
have located all my tender points, but I love anyway.
Hoping that your doctor can provide some relief and that your sleep study goes well.
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins