More whining

One of the things that really annoys me about fibromyalgia is that finding the right meds at the right dose is more of an art than a science.
For example, the med I take for my fibro is Cymbalta. I started at 30mg, which helped a little. My doc then upped me to 60mg, which helped even more. So then she upped me to 90mg, and I have been slowly losing all the ground I gained. My sleep is back to being very easily disturbed (I wake up at least 2-3 times a night, I think), I am groggy all day, I’m headachey, etc. Getting in to see her for a follow-up appointment to get my doseage adjusted again has proven to be tricky – I’ve wound up having to move the appointment (for my reasons or for hers) a couple of times now. In theory, I will be seeing her bright and early on Friday.
At least the Cymbalta doesn’t actively make me sick like the previous med I was on did. That’s something, right?

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2 Responses to More whining

  1. Silvia Bichler says:

    Are you in a fibro support group? Researching alternative treatments might also help. Just don’t give up looking for more options and give anythinga try as ridiculous it sounds. In Germany they treat fibro with something called Kneipp-Kur – you stay onsite at a Kneipp Clinic and what they basically do is they treat you with water and a special diet. It is a tough treatment – not sure if known here and how effective it would be in your case.

  2. Ealasaid says:

    Yeah, I’m in a couple online groups. But I feel kinda weird about it – my symptoms are so much milder than a lot of fibro patients out there.
    The Kneipp-Kur sounds strange, I’ll have to check it out.