Weekly Update on Medication:
It has been one week since I have started my Fibromyalgia meds.
The first day I felt no difference, obviously.
Second day as well.
By the third day I had less aches and pains.
Still the same mentally.
By the forth day I woke up at 6am, having went to bed at midnight, and I felt refreshed in the morning. Something I never feel unless I drink three cups of coffee.
I got out of bed with no aches or pains.
I went grocery shopping and felt a bit of pep in my step.
The fifth day I felt all around better.
Physically and mentally. I woke again at 6am.
The sixth day (yesterday) I felt a bit crampy.
I was on the kitchen floor most of the day taking shoe pictures for work. That did my back in, and I felt back and leg pain until bedtime.
This brings me to this morning.
I work again early and refreshed. Pain is gone.
I take both medications in the morning upon waking.
My Cymbalta (30mg) I take with my tea. Then I wait a hour and take my Celebrex (100mg)with a bite of granola bar. I tried twice on an empty stomach and it made me nauseous.
I started intermittent fasting last month, and I am still on that journey, as I am
continuing to lose weight. I am down 30lbs so far.
I thought I’d save you the Google, for those that don’t know what these medications are for. Personally, I’m taking both for Fibromyalgia. But they also treat a few other things.
Cymbalta is used for chronic pain; fibromyalgia; anxiety; back pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Celebrex is a NSAID, like Advil or Aleve. It’s just stronger. It is used for arthritis, acute pain, menstrual pain and all around discomfort.
So there you have it. If anyone else reading this has been on either of these drugs recently, please feel free to comment, or send me your blog link if you have written about your experience. I know Celebrex had a pretty bad wrap several years ago before they changed the formula. I also know that the withdrawals that you can go through from stopping Cymbalta are pretty awful.
Currently, I am not sure how how I will be on these two.
I know out of pocket each run close to a grand a month. Thankfully my insurance is covering them in full.