Fibro and Cymbalta

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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I gave cymbalta a shot for about three weeks to a month.  My husband noticed that I have been irratitable and I have noticed lately that whatever the kids are doing, it aggravates me.  I made an appt and the dr took me off.  She said that I would have a rough couple of days.  What does she mean by that?  She also said that between the anxiety, depression and possible fibro, I need to accept that I cannot do 5 million things at once.  I was always able to do it before now I am not as able as I once was.  But to accept this is difficult for me.  I want to do everything.  The dr put me back on prozac.  I know that I am in denial and as I said before...I want to know if I have fibro.  My husband does not believe that I may have fibro.  He believes that it is due to being overweight  (80+), age (I am 39), and just doing daily things with the kids (currently I have three difficult children.  We do foster care).  I am sorry, It seems that I only come here to vent.  Thank you for being here and listening.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Livenlaugh, I'm sorry you are going through a difficult time. Don't give up though!
I know you must feel alot of frustration. You are looking for relief and a definate DX.
The main thing right now is that your symptoms are being treated. As you know it
can take awhile for a diagnosis. Sometimes coming off a med can make you feel ill and
a doctor can taper it down slowly if this is the case.
You are a very busy woman and sometimes it is easier just to say no to the things
you can't do and start delegating to make your job easier. You already mentioned
that you can't do 5 million things at once. It is time to start a new plan of action so
you aren't making yourself  feel worse. Start by prioritizing what is really important
and get your family to pitch in. Why should moms get the brunt of everything?
As hard as it seems try not to focus on the dx, focus on what makes you feel better,
The diagnosis will come in time. The added stress of worrying about it will only hurt
you more. Remember you are stronger than you realize. Keep us posted. We care!
Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 3/29/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
How true, you have to accept that you can't do what you used to do and THAT is a never-ending challenge. It's not fair! But that's reality. My husband didn't believe I had something really wrong with me either at first. But he has for quite awhile now, thankfully. It's ok to come here and vent! Sometimes I'm sure you help others, too, or will in the future. We all have different problems and strengths and knowledge.

Hope you feel better soon,
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Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
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   Posted 3/30/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I agree with Robin and Debbie. The less you worry the better it is for you. I know that is easier said than done also. I was so bad my husband had to take me to the doctor and it wasn't the first time. The dr looked at him and told him how fibro works. My husband told him he saw it everyday and wanted to help me in any way he could. Maybe if your husband would go with you he would understand better about fibro. Don't be so hard on yourself at these times. There are a lot of wonderful people here. Reading others posts helps me quite a bit or just telling someone you understand what they're going through means a lot. I hope you have better days ahead.


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