Emily, I've been on Cymbalta and have to say that I haven't gained any extra poundage on it. Can't help you with that one. Sorry. It has, I believe helped with the pain! Keekp your chin up.
I've been on depo after each of my kids were born. You should really check out information about it. If it helps with your headaches great. But here is some stuff you might want to know. It can cause weight gain, lower your sex drive, and take up a to year after your last shot to get pregnant. Although it is convient to not have to worry about birth control, only once every three months. Although I'm not sure if I'm going to use this method of birth control in the future (but I don't have tons of choices since I breastfeed), but if I had your problem and it helped with the headaches then maybe I would. Just thought I'd let you know what I know about it from being on it. Good luck with trying to figure out something that will work for you.
deborah - i've definitely noticed that i have more energy w/the cymbalta. which i love.
house warden - thanks so much for posting this. i have looked into some of the 'horror stories' of depo, and am still weighing the risks against the possible benefits. but i appreciate the heads up!
My sister had really bad migraines for years, and then one day she quit drinking diet sodas and the migraines went away. Kinda scary.
You poor baby. I hope you feel better soon.
Headaches are so bad. Migrains are just awful.
Hugs to you!!
Good luck. I hope it all goes well.
What a bummer!
I hope you have cleared out your house of all normal household cleaners. Go to Whole Foods and buy the expensive botanical ones. There are some seriously scary chemicals in the standard household cleaners and many of them can cause neurological problems and God knows they give me a headache.
Just a thought. Wouldn't it be great if it helped!
(There are no regulations regarding household cleaners in this country - any chemical is fair game, even ones that have regulations regarding their release into the environment under the EPA. Scary.)
Check out here if this all sounds wacko:
Although, being a human and all, you are significantly taller than my dogs--they take baby aspirin and it is a miraculous wonder drug for them. I'm hoping it is the same for you notwithstanding the human vs. dog height issue.
So, where are those pics girl? Can you play it without head pain? Updates, Updates!
Ya weight gain sucks...in a matter of 6 months or so I gained 60 pounds...it's a long story but I know whenever I have dairy I gain two pant sizes too...stupid allergies! Now I'm up 100 pounds from 3 years ago and have found it so difficult to lose it. I still ingest dairy but not as much...don't know what to do. Grr...I know I don't sleep as much either anymore, so I think it has to do with my sleeping schedule so I'm hoping working on a regular schedule will change that, since I got a new job and all...(I found you on Peanut Tales site.)
My name is Janice Still and i would like to show you my personal experience with Depo-Provera.
I am 24 years old. I have been on Depo for 9 years and did not realize that the symptoms I experienced might be related to the shot. I am now facing thousands of dollars in dental work due to bone density loss, and will probably end up with osteoporosis. I am getting off Depo and will never touch it again!
I have experienced some of these side effects-
Low libido, joint pain, bone density loss, dental problems, headaches, fatigue, out of control eating, gained 40 lbs., depression
I hope this information will be useful to others,
Depo-Provera Prescription Information