I was diagnosed by my family physician on March 29th, 2011 with Fibro, and at that time responed to 11 of the 18 trigger points. She has referred me to a Rheumatologist who I see on April 27th.
The pain and discomfort has been so bad over the last three weeks that I returned to my family physician in tears on April 14th. She tested me again and found that I was responding to 17 of the 18 trigger points. She felt compelled to start me on some medication to give me some releif of the pain and mental anxiety that was now also present.
I've been on Cymbalta for six days now, and I've still having some side-effects and wondered if anyone else has experienced anything like this... mainly "the jitters" (like I've taken too many puffs off my Ventolin inhaler), dizziness and feeling like I'm floating, nausea with some gastrointestinal "issues", not being able to sleep at night and not being able to lay still in bed, and the feeling of being too hot and having the constant sweats.
Anyone else have these issues? Seeing the Rheumatologist for the first time on April 27th, so hopin gfor some feedback on this from her then, but just wondered if anyone else has had these side-effects. Also, can anyone give me an idea what I should expect from my first Rheumatologist appointment?
Thanks for reading.