Dec 12, 2010

Is it REALLY...

...almost Christmas?! I told my husband last night that I didn't want Christmas. He asked me why and I said because I don't feel good enough to have Christmas. He asked me how I was supposed to feel and all I could come up with was "Better than this!" I don't even have a tree up yet!! That is depressing me, but I just haven't had the energy to do it. Maybe today? My kids did their own shopping and I haven't done shopping for anyone else. Sometimes, I wish I could just stop time, just long enough to catch up:)

I have been on the Cymbalta for about a week and a half now and I am going off of it. It seems to be wreaking havoc on my gut~as in I am not able to go to the bathroom~sorry, TMI! I have also noticed that here I am taking an antidepressant and I am MORE depressed than I was before! I actually wasn't depressed before I started it, I was only taking it for the fibro. I can't tell that it's doing anything for my pain either. Maybe I haven't given it enough time, but my gut can't handle it anymore. I have been reading some forums where people have posted about their experience on Cymbalta and it was ALL bad! One lady got so constipated she ended up in the ER with a blockage and was throwing up! Sorry, but that just does not appeal to me!

Because of the affect that the Cymbalta has had on my gut, I am going to spend  a few days eating lots of fresh/raw fruits and veggies and also do some fresh veggie juicing. I feel like I have a bowling ball in my gut and I just need a break/cleanse. It's such a shame that medicine that is supposed to help ends up making me feel just as bad, only in a different way!

Well, I should probably go and come back when I am a bit more chipper. Just wanted to say "Hi":) I wish I could be more consistent with blogging, but oh well. Have a blessed day!

Isaiah 42:16 "I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth."


  1. I hope you feel better without the Cymbalta. Yes, side effects of medicines are so distressful. I hope you feel better about the holidays without the medicine. Try to take it slowly. I hope the fresh/raw fruits and veggies and veggie juice help you a lot and that you don't end up in the er at all!

  2. Kimberly I'm so sad for you. I understand your disappointment and depression. If I had one wish for today, I would wish you to feel better quickly.

    Don't worry about providing to much information. This is a place where you can tell all. Those that read your blog know that you are blogging about FM. We've either been thru it or you are educating ones who have not.

    I don't know, but check with your doctor, pharmicist or the paper work you received with the Cymbalta. Some medication you must wean yourself off not stop all at once. Drink lots of water that will help break up "what you want to pass." ;-)

    We don't have a tree yet either. I got a few decorations up. Our son will be here from Chicago on Sunday so know he will enjoy doing the tree. Can you send your teenagers out for a tree? Tell them you will put on the hot chocolate for after they decorate the tree.

    Take care my friend.