Weight Gain & Cymbalta...

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Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/21/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I have recently been told my mother as well as myself , has Fibro. She was placed on Cymbalta.
A very low dose. Myself I am on 50mg -2x day. Her I believe once a day same dose. Not sure.
 
She went to visit her primary and asked about why she was gaining weight ( alil background is that last yr
she had bariatric surgery /full surgery removal of her stomach etc) and she lost over 100lbs) she is very
upset --she said she will stop all fms meds if this is how its gonna' be -she told me and the dr.
 
The primary dr told her not to because she will hit "rock bottom " while being in withdrawl of cymbalta. ???
Otherwise I told her to ask for Savallla. I am myself going to request it at my next RA appt this May.
I cannot take this weight gain myself and I am still steady at 226 I go down to maybe 219 then Boommmm
right back up again ....Im not sure what else to do but walk-when I can. water aerobics when I can $$$.
And also biking when we move next month as well...because i have one +kids!
 
Thanks all. In advance!

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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
A lot of those medications cause weight gain for some of us. Others aren't effected by it. The lucky ones. I have never tried cymbalta, but I have heard it is a hard one to go off of. Best wishes to you and your mom. I hope that the medication works for you and doesn't cause weight gain.

Have a great day!

Hugs, Karen
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Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/21/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thans Karen Im praying something gives because I dont want another summer of anxiety depressive days and weight that I cant get off!

Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/21/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. came back to check in and hardly any posts? I see people stopping to read but nothing to be posted?

please I am anxious

Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/22/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow again no posts no votes ...:(

HappyCat
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   Posted 4/23/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It's your call, only you know if the benefits of a drug outweigh the side effects. I have fought my weight my entire life, and I don't think I would find the weight gain acceptable IF there were another drug that could do the job without the weight gain. So I would request a different drug. You can always go back to the Cymbalta if nothing else works.

confused Okie
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   Posted 4/23/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't seen this post, don't come aroound often. When I took cybalta the other meds were not approved yet. I did not stay on it long because I was gaining weight and it didn't work for me. I really don' t think I was on it long enough to have withdrawls, maybe 6 weeks. I didn't have any problems though. I'll see if I can dig up any info.
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confused Okie
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   Posted 4/23/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to mention I have quit effexer, paxil and lyrica. All with horrible withdrawls, I feel sorry for anyone who quits any of these meds.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you won't.
I may not do things like other people, but I get things done in my own way, in my own time.


louise47
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   Posted 4/24/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
 Oh nooo I just started cymbalta a couple months ago. 60 mils. so far no weight gain infact I just lost 5. I hope I don't. I am already 233 I don't need anymore. I have also noticed that my pain is getting worse everyday. I didn't kow they increase the mils. uhhhhh Thanks for shareing I hope you figure this out.
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