too much pain! from new bed or weaning off of Cymbalta??
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|Sun, 02-17-2013 - 1:42pm|
Hello, I haven't been here in a while. I have had chronic back pain for over 10 years and in the last 3-4 years fibromyalgia. I've tried all conservative treatments, injections, chiropractic, massage, etc. All somewhat relieve the pain, but only temporarily. In November I started taking 30 mg. of Cymbalta. Didn't notice a lot of improvement in the pain, but also didn't notice too many ill effects from the med. so doctor bumped me up to 60 mg. I began gaining weight and still not that much pain relief. Decided it wasn't worth continuing to gain weight (not good for the back pain either!) so I would wean off of the Cymbalta. I started taking 60 mg., for two days, and 30 mg. on the third. Now I am at every other day (30, 60, 30, 60) I am waking up in the mornings in the worst kind of pain ever! My elbows and everything hurt! It is affecting me during the day as well, I am in more pain during the day than I have been in a long time, before I started taking Cymbalta. BUT, here's the thing, this has been happening since we got a new bed. So, I have been blaming it on the bed. We had a really bad bed before, it was a pillow top that was defective but the company wouldn't replace/return it so we were stuck with it. I had been chalking it up to the fact that it was a really bad bed we had and now we have a new good bed and I am just adjusting. The store has said they would exchange the bed and are being very good about it. But, I just don't know for sure if it's the bed or if it's trying to decrease the Cymbalta! Even though I didn't have this kind of pain when I was only taking 30 mg. or not any Cymbalta at all, could the pain just be from trying to wean off of it? I'm thinking of increasing it again to see but I don't want to gain more weight! The bed really doesn't seem comfortable since we got it (seemed comfortable in the store) it's too hard for me. It's a memory foam with alternating springs, but I just can't feel the memory foam at all, so that's why I keep thinking it's the bed. Help!! What would you do? Thanks!