If you have been reading my blogs lately, I have been writing about my pain pump and the journey to get off oral medications. (NOTE: I know that I will have some form of oral medication when all is said and done for flares not controlled by the pump.) I am making great success with my oral pain meds….am only using the short acting form during the day.
This past Friday, I started what will be the most difficult step…the process of getting off of Cymbalta! I say this because of my “cold turkey” experience with this powerful medication; and, I know that, even with my doctors involved with this, I will most likely deal with some of those nasty symptoms.
My doctor reduced my dose from 60 mg to 30 mg. I will be taking one pill per day for two weeks, then I will take one pill every other day for another two weeks. After that, I will be Cymbalta free. (At least, that is the plan!!!)
Today my body is a mess (legs stabbing/throbbing, upper right side is on burning, IBS-D is flaring –cramping and knots, extreme Fibro Fog, etc.) as it starts adjusting to a lower dose. Also doing my best to time my short acting pain med to offset the increased pain.