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crafter
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   Posted 8/24/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Cymbalta for my Fibromyalgia for 2 weeks in the morning.  My blood pressure went up to 170/105 and my Dr. suggested  I stop  taking it for a few days.  My blood pressure went down.  I was really helped with the medicine and would like to continue taking it.  I am going to try and take it at night now and see if it makes a difference.  Can't  afford to have it effect my sleep as I am recovering from back surgery.  Wish me luck.

GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/24/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck and I hope you get your BP under control
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

crazykitty
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   Posted 8/24/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Crafter, welcome to the fibro family! Hope you are able to tolerate the Cymbalta
without the blood pressure issues.

Hope you can come back to post! We are family here and we really support one
another. If you have questions or concerns, there is always someone here to help.

Be sure to check out fibro 101 on the top of page one. Lots of good info for the
fibromite.

glad you joined us!

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
 
 

mama6
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Total Posts : 416
   Posted 8/24/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, but I kept having problems with my bp with it. It took them putting me on bp meds for over two months before it became regulated again. Finally I could stop the bp meds. I didn't really have much luck with it(Cymbalta) and am still on it because it is so difficult to come off of. Good luck I hope yours is better than mine. Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/24/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Crafter,

Try some Salmon oil tablets. Take two tablets about two hours before you take the cymbalta. It usually helps keep BP normal. Let me know how the cymbalta works because I'm about to start taking it myself.

P.S.- Ask your doctor about taking the Salmon oil first to make sure you can take it with all of your medication.
Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Adrenal Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Prescription Meds: Cymbalta, Tramadol, Hydrocortisone, Plaquenil
Supplements: Thyro-complex, CMK, Folic Acid, Fish Oil, Probiotics, GI Repair, Vitamin D 50,000IU and Joint Supplement


Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum

javamommy77
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 8/24/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I hope the cymbalta works for both of you I tried it a few weeks ago and all it did was make me even more tired.(yeah that's what I needed right?) It's so weird how it's such a hit and miss with all of these meds and how differently they effect everyone

Stoneoakcroft
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 8/26/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Im actualy scared to take it. If there is any possibility of a ',ental' side effect on these meds I seem to get it. I do not like drugs and don't even drink, now I get to see and hear things in an attempt to live pain free, NOT a trade I am willing to make. Scared they will say its my only option.

MsBunky
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 8/27/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Cymbalta (60mg, 2x per day) for quite a few months, and I've had no problems with it. I had severe nausea for the first 3 days, and then, poof! No more side effects and I started getting relief. When I got to the point that I needed to increase the dosage, my doctor told me I was already at the highest amount, so we added another drug to work with the Cymbalta, a drug called Cesamet (not often used in the states I believe, but more common in Canada where I'm from)

The addition of the Cesamet really helped, but then I started noticing new pain - especially in my fingers, in all the joints. This had never been a problem before. I then noticed pain in my ribs (like inflammation) and they were hyper-painful to the touch. I've also got increased dizziness and tiredness, so I know it was the increase in the Cesamet that caused that. Today, I woke up in pain like I've never taken anything for relief...I feel like I'm back at square one.

I think Cymbalta is worth trying - just be aware the the worst side effects will happen in the first few days but if you can get past them, you might find relief.

Hope everyone is feeling as little pain as possible today!

Hugs,
Pam
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily
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