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Old 05-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Flare after surgery??

Hi fellow fibro sufferers

I was dx'd with fibro in 1993 after a hysterectomy. I believe it was the surgery that brought on fibro. I have maintained all these years...not taking any pain meds to speak of....just an occasional soma when things get really bad. I just recently had a total hip replacement....7 weeks post op and OMG....... I am in so much pain. I am healthy....exercise(not religiously!) and have a pretty healthy diet. I decided early on that I was going to fight this monster called fibro, and was fairly successful; however I am in so much pain after this last surgery. I feel like my entire body has been dipped in a bucket of pain. Sorry...Im venting...just so frustrated. Has anyone had luck with cymbalta in relieving fibro pain? Weight gain or loss? What are your worst side effects? I appreciate any feedback on this . It is so hard to fight such intense pain...thx

MJ in Arizona

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Re: Flare after surgery??

Cymbalta didn't help the pain much at all. Out of all the meds I'm on or tried I didn't notice side effects at all. It helps my depression more than it does my pain. I have never had a weight issue my whole life but did gain some weight last year. And yup surgery and fibro doesn't mix very well. Hugs!!! Hope you can get some relief from pain soon.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Re: Flare after surgery??

Thx mom477

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