Hey guys, i was diagnosed with Fibro 2 months ago, but have had really bad fatigue for a few months longer than that. I was put on 60mg of Cymbalta at night and it caused insomnia. So i switched to taking it in the morning. It didnt help with the pain so i increased the dose to 120mg in the morning. My fatigue seems to be worse now, and think i should try different meds but not sure what
Not in my experience. I have taken this medication for a long time now and I actually experience more fatigue if I don't take it. Although I do recommend that you go down on the amount you are taking if oked by your doctor. In higher amounts I could see it causing more fatigue. I only notice slight fatigue with 60 mlg. There is also the possibility that that isn't the right medication for you. Everyone's body is different and it may take some time to get all the medications sorted out. I hope your fatigue gets better. I personally experience fatigue, pain and depression with my fibro. I really hope it all works out for ya
The joys of Fibro, it's hard to tell! But Cymbalta is often used to help patients sleep. My doc put me on it because I've had insomnia for 25 years. (I was on ambien for 15 years it and wanted to get off of it.)
The reality is everyone responds to meds differently, especially psych meds like Cymbalta. If it is helping with the pain, try it at night again (if doc is OK with it). The insomnia may have just been the fibro.
Good luck and keep your chin up. (And don't put up with crap from anyone about fibro!)
I think the fatigue is caused by the fibro but I wouldn't take 120mg of Cymbalta. Did your dr tell you to take that much? I was tired all the time all day before taking cymbalta but I started it 3 weeks ago and am still tired all the time. I also have insomnia so it's a bad circle effect... Can't sleep then tired all day causes headaches, nausea and just want to sleep all day :(. I hope you are able to sleep soon and things work out.
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