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    Chronic migraines
    Polarbearmaw posted:
    I've just been prescribed Cymbalta for my chronic migraines and after reading reviews, I'm afraid to take it. I also have had neck disk replacement and fibromyalgia. Any advise?
    rosielou responded:
    If you've decided not to take the med your provider has recommended, then I imagine your next step is to contact that provider and ask for a different Rx. Lyrica might be next, but that one worries me and has serious weight problems associated with it. Maybe gabapentin? Research that one, it's generic and side effects might be low. Try for

    Cymbalta has worked really well for me. Migraines, fibro, and severe cervical and lumbar osteoarthritis, probable fusion this year. It has lessened the pain of the fibro and osteoarthritis, I move easier. I don't take it for migraines, and didn't notice any change in the migraines when I started it. But I was already taking daily preventatives for the migraines. I'll honor your decision as cymbalta has some ugly write ups. I do notice the brain zaps if I skip a dose, they start at about 18 hours.

    Good for you for being your own advocate. Rose

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