Hi, all! I'd say I hope everyone's doing well, but boy, from the threads I'm reading this morning, it sure doesn't look like it. So, I'll say I hope everyone feels better soon!!
I ditched the Rheumy & Neurologist because they kept bouncing me back and forth. My regular doctor moved, so I went to my husband's and voila. He knows & "gets" fibro.
He put me on Cymbalta, which I'd read about, but my Rheumy had nixed saying it wasn't good for Fibro despite all I'd read to the contrary. He also gave me 10mg of percocet once a day to get me through the worst of the pain.
The first time I took the percocet, I got what my mother would term "tipsy." Oh, my!
I don't drink anymore, so I hadn't felt that in a while... nor do I want to.
Of course, it's not time released, so I hurt again in the afternoon; worse because I'd gotten too much pain relief at once, in my opinion. Now, I split the pill and take half in the morning and half in the afternoon. It's taking the worst of the pain/achiness away, so I can almost think straight. With four kids to keep up after, that's a Godsend.
So far on the Cymbalta (a week at 30mg, moving to 60mg next week) I've noticed that I'm waking up early in the morning (5:30-6:30am) without the alarm clock and I wake up feeling like I at least slept, if not completely refreshed. That hasn't happened in as long as I remember!
On the Elavil, I wasn't waking up until 10-11am if I didn't set the alarm and had a really groggy "hangover" no matter what time I awoke. I'm thrilled with that change alone!
Has anyone been on Cymbalta long enough to tell if it's helping with the pain/achiness? I'm loving what changes I see and am praying fervently that there are more good things to come with this regimen!