Dr. Diana, can you explain what the cymbalta and magnesium citrate are doing for your hyperadrenergic pots? Some of my wife’s docs have offered cymbalta over time as a med that might help her, but I never understood why it might (although I understand their reasoning may be different than yours/your doc’s). And, I can’t find mag citrate described as anything other than a laxative.
Oh, I’m so glad you asked. First — the magnesium citrate PILLS are what you need. It is a form of magnesium that helps us avoid kidney stones. You’re right — the liquid is a fairly powerful laxative. Now, cymbalta does a lot, but very basically, at the connection between your nerves (the synapse), norepi is released, reaches the other nerve and then is taken back up in pieces to be recycled. Cymbalta stops the reuptake (the recycling). Cool? It’s also a bit of a mood-lifter and pain killer. And it may wash windows, but don’t quote me. My need for it is diminishing, which is great because that stuff is PRICEY! I’m down to the lowest dose now… I don’t know if it is because of the other meds I’m on or if I can tolerate more nor-epi now, or what. (I’ve taken it for 8 years). But in my first 3 years, I was off the charts adrenergic, and it helped me immediately. I hope that helps… 🙂 Diana