07-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Senior Veteran (female)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Ramblings, thought I'd toss this out here
Maybe Reading this in print and getting outside opinions will help me be sure this is the right decision. I'm leaning to it is the right thing for me.
So I've been giving lots of thought to stopping cymbalta. I do believe it is helping the FM and maybe even my back. The question is how much?? I'll never know that unless I stop. But the thought comes to mind as well that just like when you're on cymbalta or other drugs for depression or whatever that if you feel fine don't stop...the drug is doing it's job.
I'm not sold that how I feel pain wise is solely due to the cymbalta. Could be a nice plateau in the FM. Muscle pain has been light, spasms are still there. So are the tingles and creepy crawlies and costo.
Side affects I'm almost sure are from the cymbalta ... headaches, insane sweating, ringing in my ears, increased fatigue, loss of some strength. Also I think it's done something to my personality and has turned me more introverted and has caused me to be more obsessed with certain issues (none which are a danger to me)
So I have decided yes, it's time for me to attempt to stop Cymbalta. But timing is everything and I think that the mid to late fall is the right time to attempt this. I don't want to ruin the rest of my summer or my husbands.
He's behind me in what ever I decide and when I do it.
SO, if you read this far I thank you. Any opinions, good, bad or in the middle are welcome
07-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Junior Member (female)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Ramblings, thought I'd toss this out here
I agree with the previous post. If the side effects are worse than the relief you are getting from the drug perhaps it's time to wean yourself off and try something new. Sounds like you have a wonderful husband by your side
They make such a difference! Perhaps talk with your doctor about a new drug to try & what to do if you wish to go off this one during the summer. All the best to you!
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