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#1 of 6 Old 04-15-2009, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone uses cymbalta for fibromyalgia? Please share your experience.
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#2 of 6 Old 04-19-2009, 11:48 AM
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Hi there,

I wasn't going to post since I don't actually use it, but I see no one has responded. I have a family member who uses it to treat fibromyalgia and it does help her. However, I am not close enough to call to ask more specifics that you probably would want.

I hope it helps you!

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I take Lyrica and it works well for me. I have never tried Cymbalta. I have heard good things about it though. The worst side effect seems to be heartburn/upset stomach.

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I just learned about the benefits of high grade, high dose fish oil. Check out Dr. Barry Sear's website He has clinical studies proving that fish oil reduces the silent inflammations found in our bodies that cause disease, like fibromyalgia. He recommends about 3 Tbsp a day to cure our bodies of the pain associated with inflammation. I would highly recommend checking this out before going on prescription drugs. Supposedly it only take a month or so to notice significant improvements. Make sure it is a very high grade fish oil (shouldn't freeze if put in the freezer for 5 hours). I heard him speak on Saturday and was blown away!
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Another great remedy is Curamin, which is made from tumeric. Totally natural, no side-effects.



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I use cymbalta for my fibro, and it definitely helps. The only down side is I get really bad withdrawal symptoms whenever I forget to take a  dose -- but this is not common for most patients. Just be aware it can happen.

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