Fibromyalgia Pain + Cymbalta

Posted by longtallblonde @longtallblonde, Jun 28 2:16pm

My doctor had me on Cymbalta 60mg once a day and Gabapentin 300 mg at night. I recently quit taking them both because of weight gain . Since quitting the Cymbalta, I hate the feeling! Brain fog, irritability, not sleeping. Anyone else have weight gain ? And does anyone else take more than 60 mg for fibromyalgia?? I was told that was limit for pain use.

Hello @longtallblonde and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice that I have updated the title of your post to bring in members who have experience with Cymbalta and/or Gabapentin as well as Fibromyalgia pain.

To start, I am curious if you consulted your doctor about removing both medications due to your concerns around weight?

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@amandajro

Hello @longtallblonde and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice that I have updated the title of your post to bring in members who have experience with Cymbalta and/or Gabapentin as well as Fibromyalgia pain.

To start, I am curious if you consulted your doctor about removing both medications due to your concerns around weight?

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I did consult my rheumatologist, yes

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I have been taking 30 to 60 mg Cymbalta for a number of years to help with pain. Recently the pain has gotten worse and my doctor has increased the dose to 90 mg (3 tablets) a day.

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I have used up to 90 mg during an inflammatory flare, but found a higher dose doesn't always translate to more relief.
I KNOW it is counterintuitive when you hurt and are soooo tired, but my best pain relief comes from getting up and moving for at least 5 minutes every hour, no matter how I feel. It is truly agonizing at first, but gets a little better every few days.
Sue

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@whattodo

I have been taking 30 to 60 mg Cymbalta for a number of years to help with pain. Recently the pain has gotten worse and my doctor has increased the dose to 90 mg (3 tablets) a day.

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I was told 60 mg was the most they give for fibromyalgia ? Interesting

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I take 300 mg 2-3 times a day! I’ve gained about 5 lbs but holding now

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@debbieduck14

I take 300 mg 2-3 times a day! I’ve gained about 5 lbs but holding now

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300 mg of Cymbalta or gabapentin ??

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My doctor has had me up to 120mg before. I just couldn’t tolerate it because it was making me anxious at that level.

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