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  • #16
    If I thought that the Cymbalta was making Ryan loose weight, I would start eating it myself. He has weened down his Gabapentin (sp?) to 600 mg 2 x a day and has take 1 60 mg Cymbalta for about 18 months. He also take Ultram (Tramadol) at 100 mg 1 x oer day for the bone pain he is still dealing with. Cymbalta and Ultram have caused a serious reaction in enough people that I have to tell the pharmacy every month that I am not worried about it. His doctors have all told me (ortho, pain doc and pcp) that they have never seen the reaction occur and between the three of them, have over 1000 patients currently taking the combo. His pain doc spent the time to tell us what to look for in a reaction and Ryan has been doing the combo for 18 months with no problem. He likes the Tramadol as it allows him to take much less of the narcotics. He has only needed about 5 doses of percocet in the last month.

    Unfortunately, he has been on Cymbalta for even longer and has gained weight. This is probably because for the first 4.5 months after his injury, he could not eat food. He is also 19 years old and still measurably growing. He is not fat but is no longer the trim gut he was. Maybe he needs to work out more.--eak
    Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
    mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
    Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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    • #17
      Fantastic on the wounds healing! So glad he didn't damage anything with the fall.
      T7-8 since Feb 2005

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      • #18
        Thanks for the 'mato story...I needed the laugh as we have found ourselves in the "stuck situation" many times...we live in the country too and one time we'd tried everything to get unstuck and a guy pulls in the driveway, ya know the ones with an extra load of gravel or paving black top left over from a job down the road..lol, he offered to help and we got unstuck...he never once tried to sell us his black top, he just wanted to get the heck out here...and we would have been a very easy sell...really agree with Mem!

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        • #19
          Ha Ha, I don't know think about getting the chair stuck in the blacktop on a really hot day! Or even tracking in the tar from when you have to reseal it. Yuck!

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          • #20
            Obie! I am so glad the wounds are closed! I know it's hard to let your guard down but it's such good news! It's time to pass the peace pipe in honor of Obie!

            Sieg

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            • #21
              Glad to hear everyone's situations ended without serious injuries!
              Renee

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              • #22
                Congrats all around and some interesting stories to have with my strong coffee this morning! The ramp failed on our van last night so I had to quick learn how to use the backup systems.....the first one worked and it was no big deal. Think we have a blown fuse so I'll check it out this morning.

                What a good humored, strong bunch of resourceful folk!

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