Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday stuff

Dd and I got out of the house by 9am this morning to head down to the town farmer's market, for the first time.  What fun! It was already pretty crowded by the time we got there but lots of booth's to check out from fresh fruits and veggies to hand crafted items.  We bought a couple of pints of raspberries and 2 bouquets of sweet pea flowers, one to take to my grandma we visited afterwards.  They smelled so good!  As we strolled around there was also a street musician playing the violin (which I love listening to) so we also dropped a dollar in his case. 

I just love doing that kind of thing - it relaxes me (even though there were quite a few people there) to just walk around at a leisurely pace and take it all in. I don't get much opportunities to relax anymore. Then on the way to my grandma's my son called and said dh was sick and we needed to come home. He went to the pain specialist yesterday (they had a cancellation, so got him in a week early) and the doctor seems to think he might have fibromyalgia and put him on Cymbalta and another med to help sleep at night. He also said to reduce one of this other meds (neurontin) down a notch and also gradually get off the narcotic drug (our main reason for going to this specialist - to see if there is something besides habit forming narcotics he can be on for pain). 

Well, I gave him his first Cymbalta pill at 8am this morning and cut down his Neurontin - and within a couple of hours he was having diarrhea and feeling sick to his stomach. So, now I'm not sure if it's the Cymbalta causing it or the reduction in Neurontin.  He has forgot a couple of times to take his bedtime dose and felt really sick the next day, so maybe we just need to reduce it slower. I'm thinking that for this first week, as he tries Cymbalta to see if it works and if there are any bad side effects,  he should just stay on his other meds as before - then we know which is causing the problems.  I feel so bad for him.  I'd really like him to be able to give this Cymbalta a try - I've heard so many good things about it for pain sufferers.

After we got home and I gave him the other half of his neurontin he decided to go back to bed and said he'd be ok if we went to visit my grandma. She's just a few minutes away so we took her the pretty flowers and had a little visit.  At least I got to enjoy a little bit of fun time this morning.  Need to try and do that kind of stuff more often.


  1. My bf takes Cymbalta and says it has really helped her. I hope it was just the med change and everything rites itself

    1. Judy - I am so hoping it helps too! I think we are going to keep in on his normal dosage of the meds he's been taking and get his back to his "normal" base line - after yesterday it will probably take a day or two to get him back to his baseline. Then we will keep those meds the same while he tries out cymbalta again, this time to take with food.