Cymbalta


So far so good! A few days ago I started out feeling really dizzy and sick to my stomach. I tried to lay down and my heart kept fluttering really bad and my head felt like it was the ocean. I checked my blood pressure and it was low. I checked it a few more times over the next hour and it was still low. Finally I decided to go to the doctor since I couldn’t walk a straight line.

Their EKG wasn’t working so I didn’t get that done, but she said my heart sounded OK. She had me close my eyes and stand up and I almost fell over. She did the cotton ball test on my feet to see if I felt it. She told me to close my eyes and tell her when I felt it touch my feet. I did as I was told and thought about peeking to see if she was doing anything. I finally felt it touch the top of my right foot. She had me open my eyes again. She asked if I felt her touch me anywhere else. No I didn’t. According to her and her witness, my mom, she was rubbing it all over both feet and I didn’t feel a thing!!! I find that really creepy! We are back to the neuropathy thing again. She thinks I have it, my Rheumy thinks I have it and my Gastro thinks I have it. My Neurologist won’t even test me for it, so it’s time to find a new Neurologist.

She gave me a sample and a prescription for Cymbalta. I started it yesterday and there is already a difference. I have been in a lot of pain the past week. About an hour after I took it I could walk normal. The pain was gone! Now, over the past 4 years since I have been diagnosed I have tried 4 or 5 or more different NSAIDs. They have never helped. I was still in pain. I knew there had to be something out there that would work! I have finally found it!

This is only the 2nd day so I have to watch out for any reactions to it. I am very sensitive to medicine. So far so good! The only thing that I have noticed so far is that food doesn’t taste the same. My coffee this morning… blech!!! I’m drinking it cause it’s coffee and I know it really does taste good and that my mouth is just playing tricks on me, but yeah, it really tastes bad. Everything I ate yesterday had an off taste to it also. I figure this might help with my weight loss since I’m not really enjoying my food!

So the pluses so far…

Eating less due to messed up taste buds

Feeling happy!

NO PAIN!

More energy

The minuses so far…

Messed up taste buds

Waking up in the middle of the night (I made the mistake of taking it at night)

Well, that’s it for now! If anyone else has tried it let me know what you think of it in the comments!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Also if you have a Sjogren’s blog or one that you think I might enjoy let me know so I can check it out!

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