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   Posted 10/29/2017 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with fibro and am taking duloxetine 20mg twice a day. The pain is really bad at the moment and the tablets dont seem to help. I wake up with severe pain in my feet and it lasts all day i cant stand for too long. Also ive got pain on my arms and hands too. I go to bed exhausted every night but dont sleep as the pain keeps me awake. My whole body seems to hurt at the same time. But i am really struggling with my feet and arms at the moment. it is interefering with my work too.
Any advice would be appreciated

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   Posted 10/29/2017 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sar, duloxetine is the generic for Cymbalta. This is an antidepressant that is used sometimes with fibromyalgia for pain. But, if it's not helping, you should go to you doctor and ask to try something else.

I had bad pain all over and it also kept me awake at night. But I was put on a muscle relaxer called Robaxin (methocarbamol) and that has made a significant difference in my pain. I also use ibuprofen with food and Tylenol. If you are low in vitamin D, you can have more pain and many of us are low. I take vitamin D3 daily and also magnesium malate which helps with pain.

I don't take Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Savella. These are regularly prescribed for fibro. Instead I decided to try over the counter things first, before going the prescription route, and they worked for me. The Robaxin is a prescription medication and is quite inexpensive. It's been around for decades. I was prescribed this back in the late 1970's for low back pain and it helped me then also.

I hope you get the help you need.


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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 10/29/2017 5:55:57 AM (GMT-6)

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