As many of you, I have been prescribed and tried Lyrica, which caused weight gain and no pain relief, Cymbalta, which caused weight gain, pain relief, yes, but extreme sleepiness and a total dissociation with reality, and since I have to drive a lot with my work, taking that medication was not feasible for me. I have always wanted to see auras, but spiritually, not drug induced! Both meds made me very, very sleepy and lethargic which probably contributed to the weight gain. The best thing I have found is staying totally away from caffeine, sweets and spicy foods, taking long hot baths, and deep meditation. I started taking a class in meditation for spiritual purposes and was amazed at the pain relief (temporary relief). I have a LOT of spinal arthritis from my neck to my lowest back and my dr. thinks that this may be causing a lot of the pain he formerly ascribed to fibromyalgia. I had a spinal fusion and am I am currently getting epidural injections, but have had no relief as yet. My heart and prayers go out to anyone living with fibro on a daily basis. It is a horrible, tiring, depressing condition. A big issue with me is trying to get family, friends and clients (I am a self employed artist) to understand how it effects me, and trying to get them to be a little understanding. Blessings to you all-View Thread
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