Taking Care of Yourself
“We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle
3 Tips to Help You Stay on Track While Treating Chronic Low Back Pain
Even after you've worked with your doctor to identify a treatment plan for you, it may still take some time until your chronic low back pain feels better. That's why it's important to develop a plan for treating your chronic low back pain. Cymbalta may take some time to take effect, so it is important to track your pain over time. That way your doctor can assess your progress and determine if you should continue or stop taking Cymbalta.
Below are a few simple things that you can keep in mind that may help you take care of yourself.
Tip #1 - Keep Track of Your Progress
Keep track of your pain over time. This information can help you and your healthcare provider assess the progress you may be making during your treatment with Cymbalta.
Tip #2 - Staying with Treatment
Remember to take your Cymbalta once a day, every day, exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes. It's important that you give it time to work. If you find that you are starting to feel better after taking Cymbalta, talk with your doctor about how long you should continue treatment. Do not stop taking your medicine or reduce your dose until you speak to your doctor directly. He or she may decide to steadily reduce your dose. If you stop taking your medicine or reduce your dose, you may experience dizziness, headache, nausea, or other potential side effects.This is not a complete list. To learn more, please review the Important Safety Information.
Tip #3 - Stay Active
Now, with your healthcare provider's advice, there are other things you can do to help your chronic low back pain and increase your sense of well-being, such as yoga, meditation, and light exercise.