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  1. J

    Weaning down from Cymbalta then on Savella

    Good morning. I've been on Cymbalta for 7-8 years for my fibro & chronic depression. My neurologist wants me to try Savella as some fibro symptoms have become less manageable (leg pain primarily). I'm on 120 mg of Cymbalta & have been for years. He had me taper to 60 mg for 14 days then I'll...
  2. T

    This is hell

    So I know I probably shouldn't do this without doctor supervision but I am pretty sure he would have me do it the same way as I am doing it. I decided that I am sick to death of taking so many medications in a day. I was taking 31 pills a day and just decided enough is enough so I decided to...
  3. M

    Dr. in DFW area

    Do any of you know a good pain management doctor in the DFW area (specifically McKinney, Plano, Allen would be great, but I'm willing to travel further into Dallas)? My doctor has been great until recently. He has been weaning me off of my hydrocodone that I have been on for a bulging disc in...
  4. M

    New and need advice

    Hello everyone, I am completely new to all of this (fibromyalgia). I have some questions and hopefully you all can help me. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 weeks ago by my pain management DR. He put me on Gabapentin 600mg / 3 times a day. It seems to "help" but does not completely take...
  5. M

    weaning off cymbalta

    I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia few years ago. My doctor told me to take Savella, that didn't help me at all. So the doctor prescribed Lyrica, and that didn't help me either, I got sick from taking that medication. The last thing he told me to take was cymbalta 60 mg, once daily, and it...
  6. G

    Hello

    I was diagnosed in February with Fibromyalgia. The doctor put me on Cymbalta, a low dose due to sleeping problems. I am now in the process of weaning off of the medication. My liver enzymes are very high, and I don't drink. Doctor believes it is the medication. I was eating gluten and sugar...
  7. S

    Hello everyone, new here and hoping to learn lots.

    I was diagnosed about 5 years ago by a rheumatologist, but still not completely convinced I have FM. In the very beginning, I saw an ENT doctor for trouble swallowing, she did blood work and, after solving my swallowing problem, sent me to rheum. because my sed rate was very high. Rheum. said...
  8. C

    New member

    Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with Occipital neuralgia in Aug 2014 because of the then constant burning in my neck, head & face. When I saw a Rheumatologist in Oct 2014, I was diagnosed with fibro because of the constant pain & burning in my head, neck, shoulders & the tender points). My...
  9. G

    I love/hate Savella

    I have had FM/RA symptoms for over 10 years. All I have managed to do for years is rule out my having an auto-immune disease like Lupus or MS. Which is good. But it doesn't get me any closer to help or a pain free life. After years pursuing RA treatments, we switched to FM treatment. After...
  10. R

    weaning off cymbalta

    Okay, I've been weaning off Cymbalta without any of the reported nastiness; thank-you Lord; in order to try Sam E or 5 htp instead. Has anyone used either of these to any success? I'm not generally a depressive person, until the pain gets real bad. And I (hope) I'm done grieving for the life...
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