Has anybody been able to take both Gleevec and Cymbalta without it putting you in a coma or making you feel like a zombie?
Before my docs even *suspected* leukemia, I was prescribed Cymbalta for chronic pain. At the time they thought I had lupus and possibly fibromyalgia. No matter what the cause, it has worked wonders. I felt better, have less pain, and even though I didn't think I was depressed, my energy levels and mood improved.
After the first 30 days at 30 mg, doc increased the dose to 60 mg. It was shortly afterwards that I got the CML diagnosis and because my Hema/Onc was concerned about an interaction between these two medications, she lowered the Cymbalta back down to 30 mg. A few weeks later after she discussed it with a pharmacist, she said it was okay for me to go back up to 60 mg since I got better pain relief at the higher dose. I told doc this week that I just can't stay awake and she wants me to go back down to 30 mg. This is 5 adjustments in less than two months!!!
So not only am in la-la land most of the time, I'm going crazy! I feel like crying at the drop of a pin and am dwelling on a somewhat recent break-up that I was sure I was over. I can't stand feeling like this. I skipped both meds for the past 2 days hoping it would clear my system and clear my head, but it just seems to be making things worse and I know I can't play around with either of these medications. Skipping doses of Gleevec could kill me but the Cymbalta is going to put me in the nuthouse.