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Duloxetine for fibromyalgia
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Having had fibromyamgia for almost 3 years my GP has just changed me from Citalopram 20mg (which I’m tapering off) to Duloxetine (which I start next week). I already had joint and muscular pain, morning stiffness; etc,etc etc, that comes with fibro and now, having been diagnosed with early breast cancer with surgery, radiotherapy, I have to take Exemestane (hormone therapy) everyday for five years. This therapy strips all oestrogen away from the body resulting in even more joint and muscle pain . I’m now 64 so didn’t know I had any oestrogen left! Hence the decision to change to Duloxetine. Anyone else in the same situation and did the Duloxetine help?
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It seems like there is a combination of health factors that your doctor has considered before making the switch to Duloxetine. I don't know which other members have gone through a similar treatment plan, but I will tag a few members to see if they can offer up some of their personal experience.
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Have you taken Duloxetine for fibromyalgia? What was your experience like? Have you taken Citalopram? How do they compare?
Any experience you can offer @Maryquitecontrary is helpful!
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@LizziB I used Duloxetine for about 6 months for fibromyalgia. Started off at 60mg and reduced to 30mg. I felt they helped to start with because I was stressed not knowing what was wrong with me. Once I had a proper diagnosis with a rheumatologist I stopped taking them as they weren't really helping the pain.
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