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hdrider1975 - October 5

Hi there. I'm fairly new on here but I thought I'd add my two cents.

I tried Cymbalta, didn't notice a lot of change so my doctor put me on Savella and Lyrica at the same time. I gained 45 pounds (OUCH). I was also on percocet for the pain. I talked to my husband, he said he thought I was a zombie and that he didn't like the change in my personality. He would never want me to go off of any medication that was helping but he didn't see it helping. So I decided to ween myself off of the Savella first then the Lyrica, then finally the percocet. Can you say HUGE mistake? I have never felt worse. So apparently the medications were actually working and I just didn't realize it.

I finally found a wonderful RA doctor who "gets it". He has me on Cymbalta (60 mg once a day) again, a low dosage of prednisone (10 mg once a day), Hydroxychloriquine (200 mg twice a day) and percocet for pain. Now I should mention that I do have rheumatoid arthritis as well. I tried the topical cream some of you have been talking about and found no relief, for me, from it. The prednisone has made a huge difference for me! HUGE! I can't stress how much it has changed my life.

So for what it's worth - there are so many different medications out there and so many different combinations they can try - keep trying! Don't stop until you find something that actually works for you.

Good luck and blessed be!

 

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