Good morning everyone! I am new to MedHelp and to the group and thank you for the warm welcomes!
I have a question about treatment for fibro. I was dx with it about 4 years ago. Tried the usual things like Ibuprofen and Tylenol, etc. which was temporary. Finally last month my doctor started me on Lyrica. Although the pain is diminished quite a bit, I feel like I am in a fog most of the time and it does nothing for my other symptoms, like depression/mood swings/etc. I have a mood disorder as well, which she referred me to a psych for. My question is, she said if the Lyrica didn't work or what have you, that she was going to try Cymbalta next. Should I do that since it also is for depression or just ride out the Lyrica? What are your experiences with these drugs? I also have osteoarthritis which adds to the pain, but like the fibro it has good and bad days.
I just want to be able to move without something hurting; be hyper with my kids again (I have 4 to keep up with!!!) and I don't quite feel like I'm on that road yet. Any suggestions for treatments that have worked for you guys would be awesome.