Welcome to the board!
Cymbolta helps with pain but it is a nightmare to weine off of so please be very careful! I almost went I the ER because I was so dehydrated from the withdrawals of going off it. Was in so much pain & extremely sick for a week before I started getting better.
I never gained weight from any of my meds. I gained right after my last pregnancy when Fibro really came on, before any meds. I just haven't been able to lose it.
I have a degenerative disk in my lower back which causes shooting pains. I injured my back in 05 but managed for years. Then when fibro pain hit, it became very painful which was my first major pain because of fibro. Then my neck, shoulder & upper back pain which never goes away either. I was getting headaches about 90% of the time & rest got rid of those except when I'm in a flare, migrain like headache & very sick.
Anyhow, I suggest Bupropion which is generic Wellbutrin for Anxiety & Depression. It doesn't have all the side effects like other meds, works good & people even use it to quit smoking. It's known for causing weight loss instead of weight gain.
When you have fibro you're never pain free. I'm always atleast sore. Cymbolta & all those do help, but they only help pain be manageable. I've tried med free & was in too much pain to get off the couch which isn't good with 4 kids. I have to take meds. I take tramadol for pain which takes the edge off. I try not to take it very often but even then it doesn't always work & always takes two hours to do anything. But that's the strongest my Rhum will prescribe. I never take pain meds after 5pm or they'll keep me awake. I have a glass of wine instead if needed.
I take a muscle relaxer called flexeril before bed. Knocks me out 20 mins later, love it!
You can also take melatonin which you get buy anywhere & natural. For me I wake up all morning and can't stay asleep if I take it but it usually works good for everyone else. I give it to my 12 yr old & helps her sleep.
Living with fibro you have to change the way you live. You have to pace yourself, rest allot, not over do it, ect. The pain & fatigue can be unbearable. Even just over doing it alittle it can take weeks to recover at all.
I get IBS really bad from stress. Maybe controlling that will help you allot. I know stress is something you can't avoid but do your best. I notice I get stressed & really grumpy if I'm on my feet too lon & need to rest. I may my head down often during the day or my neck pain hurts more.
Anyhow, hope it helps
Doctors can tell you what to do & write prescriptions. But coming here has been the most benificial. Everyone is so supportive & helpful! Things would be 10x harder for me if I never found this place. I really hope the same for you