Investigated the medications my doctor suggested for treatment of my fibromyalgia. All three of Savella Lyrica and Cymbalta all three are for the treatment of depression or general anxiety. I am not depressed, not one bit. I'm pissed off, tired of not feeling well. Annoyed because no matter how many times I try to talk to my doctor about my joint pain, she wants to talk about anti depressants.
I hurt when I move, my joints hurt. I bruise easily, get mouth and nose ulcers. The last bone scan and X ray of my hips showed damage to the cartilage. Giving me an anti depression medication will not help me.
I don't see that I have much of a choice. I can either keep eating Tylenol and get little to no relief or, I can agree to take a series of anti depressants. Which, if memory serves, make me depressed.
Maybe if I agree to take one of these stupid meds I can go back to Dr Von Deck and see if she will pull open my hips and take a look at them. She has my knee working a lot better than it has in many a year. Ya I wish I had put my foot down a decade ago and demanded my knee be repaired. It's not normal to fall down a lot, or have your foot stick out at a funny angle. Good news is my knee has not given out once since the surgery.