Med Combo that works for me

I sent this reply to mads but thought some might be interested. Have waited to post about this med change to see if it continued to help. A couple of months ago my doctor put me on Carbamazepine (Tegretol) ER 100 mg twice a day. (It's an anti-seizure med that helps some EM patients.) Helped some, but not enough. He added Duloxetine (Cymbalta), 30 mg. per day. Wow, no foot pain, but intense appetite. I started taking the Cymbalta every other day and appetite back to normal but still no foot pain. I also now have a handicapped placard which shortens the hot parking lot journey (Texas triple digit days) when time to buy groceries. Wouldn't have thought it would make such a difference. My face still gets red when I get in temps around mid 80s, but being able to walk again has been wonderful. (For some reason I've never had a problem with my hands.) One med or combination of meds doesn't work for everyone so if anyone has questions feel free to ask. Also found some tips on how certain foods react with Cymbalta that was very interesting if anyone is interested.

Good Luck and God Bless



Dear Gail,

Thanks for posting the information on here - thats so kind of you. I think all our members would love to know about Cymbalta and food interactions. You can upload it or send it to me , Alina or Nel and we will upload for you. The 'one size doesnt fit all ' is a recurrent theme. Its finding what 'package' works for you. Some of us have the classic EM, others have ANS dysfunctions too......... secondary conditions.... its endless!. Tizzy is right- its a pity more people dont share;). Thank you again. Hope you are keeping 'comfortable'!

Big hug

mads x