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Those Of You Taking Cymbalta...

Those Of You Taking Cymbalta...

Do you ever take NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve with them? Cymbalta is not supposed to be mixed with these types of medications but they are the only thing that helps for my head aches. I'm wondering if they woukd help my other aches and pains too. My husband takes an Aleve every day for knee pain and it works amazing for him. How inconvenient to be on Cymbalta if it means eliminating a good class of pain reliever!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member After I posted this question I went to a foot Dr. and found out I have Tendonitis which means the tendons in my feet have been injured or overused and are now inflamed. I am in so much pain I can barely walk some days. I thought it was just Fibro. Anyway, the Dr. told me to ask the Pharmacisr if I could combine NSAIDs with the drugs I take. The Pharmacist told me that there is an increased risk of bleeding in the stomach. I can take them but I'm supposed to watch out for blood in my stool. I took Naproxen when I got home and it didn't help the pain so I won't even bother taking the risk. She also said that if I wanted to take an anti-inflammatory Celebrex was safer but I need a script for that one.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take 4 Advil gel caps 2x's a day and it helps my pain emensilly.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had "Cluster Headaches" ( which is a type of migraine) for just a little over a year, I would get about 10 headaches a day with a very sudden onset on one side of my head and they would last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. They would go away just as fast as they came on. I was also taking the triptans, the shot which was so hard to do because I couldn't even see the pain was so sever I would overshoot. My neurologist then took me off all these meds because he thought I was getting "Rebound headaches". It took another 3 months before they were all gone. I also started watching what I was eating. No MSG or anything prepared,aged cheese, chocolate and caffeine and slowly added them back to my diet with the exceptions of MSG and prepared food. What a difference. I still get headhaches but not of that intensity thank the Good Lord!

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

could your migraines be from a food allergy? or a odor of perfume etc. my mom gets migraines from chocolate. I have a couple people I worked with that had other food allergies. my be worth checking it out. my moms didn't appear until she was in her 40's. no chocolate. sad.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I didn't know this.

I use Advil a lot.

I have chronic migraines and this is what I take first when I feel it coming.

And I use Advil when I'm having fibro related pain.

posted over 6 years ago
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