Tuesday, September 28, 2010


So I've been on 30mg Cymbalta for 5 days now. It's been a mixed bag. On the plus side, my muscle pain is significantly improved, and I'm feeling less despondent and generally in a better mood.

On the down side, my concentration is worse than ever, leaving me totally unable to work for the past week. I can't even seem to get through a newspaper article without re-reading the same paragraph over and over again. Reading anything is really a challenge right now.

My fatigue is also perhaps a bit worse, though strangely it "bothers" me less, while on the medication. I'm trying to hang in there until next Monday, when I'll be able to call the Rheumatologist and get the results of all the bloodwork he did.

Keeping this short as I really don't have much focus right now.


  1. my best bet is now leaky gut and as a consequence several food intolerances and auto-immune disease (like me). read this: http://www.cutthecarb.com/how-to-reverse-a-leaky-gut-and-stop-autoimmune-diseases/

    so if you *really* want to save your life, read the new book by robb wolf (the paleo solution), and follow it 100%: http://is.gd/fzT4P

    it's your best bet if the docs can't find anything else that can be cured (like an infection for example). good luck!

  2. hi, i just wanted to say to you that you are not the only one in situation like that.. i'm also in very bad situation and I found your blog using google because i also want to start writing about my "adventure"... i hope you'll find strenght to make it (to cure yourself) and I wish you all best.. sorry for my english... ciao

  3. hi, I have no ideas or suggestions as to your illness. However, as someone with a chronic illness, my heart goes out to you.

    One thing that has helped me is meditation, specifically, the mindfulness based stress reduction program as pioneered by Dr John Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts:

    There is no cure for my illness and medication is only a little helpful. MBSR and mindfulness meditation however have had a big impact on my quality of life. As a fellow geek, I hope you'll try this little "hack" and see how it works for you.

    All the best