Hi LV! Your post caught my eye too, I normally post on the fibro forum but when I read your post I felt like you were talking about
me! I'm the one that posted the glutathione/atp thread here so I speak from experience over several years. Lyrica did help me substantially but I gained 10 lbs over approx. 3 weeks and I decided to give it up....I didn't want to trade one problem for another. I tried cymbalta for about
2 months....it helped a little with the burning and other pains but I turned into Mr. Hyde from Dr. Jeckyl. I became a mean-spirited, impatient, rude, very short tempered ogre and it took my wife and daughter both together virtually pleading with me to even realize it so I stopped that cold turkey. Bad mistake.....1st day started feeling dizziness, nausea and numerous "brain zaps" (little electrical-like "zzzzzt zzzzt" sounds/sensations every time I moved my head or eyes that made me even more dizzy and nauseous. I had to go back to my previous antidepressant med I'd taken since 1985 (prozac) but at a higher dose which, thank God, cleared all that up and brought me back to Dr. Jeckl.(LOL) Finally, I saw a rheumy who dx'd me with fibro, cfs and cebv and immediatelt started me on that glutathione/atp regimen which has brought me a great amount of relief. The burning sensations are at much more manageable levels now so check out that glut/atp thread for more info and the very best of luck for you in this most unpleasant of journeys!
Gentle hugs for ya',
Dx'd June 2008 with Fibromyalgia & CFS possibly caused by chronic Epstein-Barr virus (many years of ongoing symptoms.....recently worsening)......also, previously dx'd sleep apnea, high blood pressure, hypothyroid, low testosterone, high cholesterol, heart arrythmia & headaches (all types)
Several meds too numerous to list or remember!