Anyone know of any good antidepressants that can also help with joint pain, neuropathy, and hot "flashes"/burning sensations? The only two that come into mind that I can think of are Cymbalta and Effexor. I'm thinking of asking my doctor about Cymbalta, but I'd like to know if anyone has either tried that one or know of any others. And what side effects, if any, do you experience (weight changes, fatigue, dizziness/confusion, hair loss, etc)
Also, which ones(s) is best for extreme panic attacks… read more
My doctor put me on a low dose of Gabapentin. It works well for me
Yes I've used ropinarole since 2007. It works great ..my entire body was restless including my arms not just my legs. .like I had to move rapid all night long ...muscle seizure also where the entire… read more
Has anyone experienced any skin soreness or sensisitvity... Kinda like you had your hair pulled up all day and your scalp hurts but on your body? I've had ithappen a few times on my arms, back ribs and thighs. Fibro runs in my family and I'm just worried I'll develop that as well
Yes I get that every 2-3 months. I am reluctant to make a big deal about it to my rheumy to try to minimize meds. It usually resolves after a day or two and I'm good.
I take Neurotin for this...It really helps. I have it worse in my hands and arms. If you miss a dose or two, you can tell a difference, as it will come back. The medicine really helps me with this… read more
I'm currently on plaquenil prednisone cellcept and xtampza. Doctor prescribed neurontin which I start today.. Hoping it helps with jaw face and skull pain.
I used to take it and I got the best sleep. But it just made me too sleepy so I had to stop. Glad it's helping you.
I don't know what is going on with my extreme hand pain and numbness and so far none of my doctors do either. I've had MRI's and carpal tunnel tests. My rheumatologist just today prescribed an NSAID gel that she thought would really help (but it's not). It's 2 am in the morning and I'm up cruising this site because the pain and numbness in my hands wakes me up and it's always the worst at night - maybe it has something to do with laying down. I could really use some advice on what to do… read more
I feel the same
I took it for several years. Then it turned on me. It was unpleasant to quit it.
I'm wondering if anyone gets muscle twitches. If so, are they mild and "small" sensations or strong? Do they last for a while or just for a second? Do you ever get involuntary movements? And do you think this is related to lupus? Any information at all would be appreciated.
After months of foot/ankle pain (along with everywhere else!), I started feeling constant twitching in my feet and calves about two months ago (usually when I sit or lie down), and now I occasionally also get twitches… read more
I have lupus and dystonia which is a form of Parkinson’s. I used to get involuntary movements but since I was pregnant two and a half years ago it’s been in remission, thank God! I’ve noticed a lot of… read more
I have started felling like something is biting or pricking me, but when I look there is nothing there! It happens on my arms and legs, in different environments, and at different times of the day. It is getting more and more frequent. I also have been experiencing a burning sensation on the inside of my right forearm that hurts to touch. I am wondering what these new symptoms could be. Anyone have the same experiences?
I also have that stinging biting feeling in my legs and feet. I’m also having a problem with the veins in my legs. I went to the Vascacular spealist and he said thesis some poor circulation and they… read more