Hi Fibromommy, Im so sorry you are having a hard time with this, but I can totally relate !! First I’m wondering why being on the Cymbalta you can’t take your stomach med ? Barrettes esophagus should be treated … ( or did I read it wrong ) sounds like you can’t take your stomach med ? I understand you can’t take NSaids …but Barrett’s is not something you want to leave untreated.
Have you explored other meds with the Cymbalta, like Tizanadine for the muscle pain ?
It sounds like you are benefiting to much from the Cymbalta to give that up, it’s hard to find anything that helps, so when you do, I say stick with it.
I would talk to your dr about taking the Tramadol occasionally, with the Cymbalta, my dr & pharmacist said its ok, with caution, where you told not to take the two together ? Some say its ok, while others say you can.
I still think from reading your concern I would stick with the Cymbalta , and find something else you can take for the muscle pain … I use a very low dose fentanyl patch it takes the edge off the pain and bypasses the stomach issue. Of course a pain dr would have to prescribe this, and many have warned about having to increase it, but I will discontinue it , before I will increase it, sometimes I just take it off for 2-3 days and then when I put it back on I get relief… Not much, but everylittle bit helps
Hope this helps
Fibromommy, I too have tried many meds with many side effects.. I'm taking Savella now and have finally found something that cuts the pain.. (My pain is mostly in feet, ankles, calves, legs and hips) I'm only taking 25 mg twice daily and not the recommended 50 mg twice daily. I get the same pain relief with 25 mg because having fibro can cause medication sensitivity. This I've learned over the last two years with many meds I've tried. Gabapentin, Cymbalta, Lyrica all gave me severe side effects without doing "anything for pain" So if you can play with you meds and find a comfortable dose that works for your pain talk to your Dr. because sometimes less can work much better and it keeps the side effects to a minimum. Hope I explained my self here.. UGG Fibro fog!!
thanks -it has been a long journey just to get the DX.
Now to deal with the meds LOL