I take Lyrica plus Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia pain. It seems to help, although I also take Dilaudid for pain (Dilaudid is a narcotic). I try to only take one Dilaudid a day although I'm allowed up to 4 (one every 6 hours) because I'm afraid of getting hooked on it.
I did gain 100 pounds in a year after I was put on Lyrica, Cymbalta, and prednisone (my initial prednisone dose was 40 mg per day, but it's down to 5 mg now).
I've been able to lose 18 pounds in 3 months on a low-carb, "Paleo" diet. But it's not easy! :(
Good luck with everything!
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