Cymbalta and oxycontin

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There is plenty of good information and no shortage of support and compassionate ears and hearts. I've been a member since May this year, and have picked up a good deal of information. I take Cymbalta, 120 mg daily and it has has “worked wonders” for severe testicular pain that has plagued me for several years. I take it along with Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2700 mg daily and Oxycodone up to 60 mg daily.
Namaste, Cymbalta is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Cymbalta works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (serotonin and norepinephrine), which helps to improve certain mood problems. Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. It is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy).
I mean, lets face it-they picked oxycontin because it is easier on my kidneys than pain meds such as vicodin and percdan and other weaker meds that have tylenol in them- so the way they (oxycontin) kill pain is to shoot endorphins in the pleasure centers of my brain, I.E. getting high...is this wrong? Well, I am taking it this way. As I type this I just crunched one down. I dont become beligerent. I still try to be a father to my son-and it usually enables me to do so. I dont know...
MY second question is about the anti-depressant Cymbalta. This anti affects both Norephineprine and seritonin. DOes anybody know if Cymbalta would have a negative effect, or worsen the effects of withdrawl from oxycontin. I am not sure whether or not the affect it has on norephineprine would counteract the negative effects of opiate withdrawl, or help? A doctors feedback would be helpful. Bottom line is that I have gotten a prescription for Cymbalta and don't no if I should take it or not?
I have been taking oxycontin now for 2 years. I started by taking them orally then went to snorting them; I take about 150mg a day. I don't know who I am anymore. I can't live with them and I can't live without them. This drug has completely taken over my life! I have tried to stop numerous times but I can't bear with the withdrawls. I am sure I could go to a methadone clinic but I do not want to replace one addiction with another.
I took Cymbalta for 4 yrs and finally just got off of it. While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
I've been clean off the oxys for 11 days now and today I went to the doctor for a follow up appointment (I got really sick from a flu shot while I was in detox last week) Anyway, I told the Dr. I was severly depressed and he wrote me a script for Cymbalta. I've been on anti-depressants before, even way before I got addicted to oxycontin. I've never taken Cymbalta though.
I have taken Lyrica 600 mg, Savella 100 mg, Cymbalta, along with flexeral and oxycontin together for a long time. I did not have any adverse reactions to this combination except that with the lyrica my hands go numb from time to time (for short periods.
It took the doctors 2 years to figure out that it was my kidney that was causing all my pain, during these 2 years I was sent to a pain specialist that did multiple spinal nerve blocks and nerve burnings which none worked. I was put on Oxycontin 20mg 2 times daily. The pain was getting worse and worse because the kidney was free floating in the abdomen and the urinary lines were being pulled on I was moved up to 80mg of oxycontin 3 times daily.
Is your husband also on an anti-depressant, such as effexor or cymbalta? He probably also needs a sleeping pill such as Lunesta or ambiem CR and of cours celebrax and tramadol. It works just fine.I learned meditation techniques to help me relax as well. If he is still complaining of pain now, he will relapse. He needs a support group as well, such as Narcotics Anonymous. Call your local chapter and get him there.
i have been on percocet 10/325 for nearly 4 yrs and my ortho added 2/20 mg oxycontin 2 months ago because the percocets don't last very long anymore. i've got bone fragments in my neck & a lower back injury which caused total paralysis twice (temporarily) a few years ago & am on disability for such among other illnesses, which may or may not include scleroderma and/or R.A.
I think it must be oxycontin you are taking, since oxycodone doesn't come in 20mg pills, it comes in 5, 15 and 30mg. Oxycontin and oxycodone are the same drug, but the oxycontin is the time-released version. If you break those pills, or even if the coating on one is chipped, it's dangerous to take them because you will overdose yourself.
I have a huge history of addiction, starting with meth, vicodin, percocet and now oxy. I haven't had any in 2 days and I have muscle aches ALL over my body, I am tired and restless at the same time, I can't think straight, and I have missed my period (was due yesterday), depression.. . Are ALL of these withdrawal symptoms? If so, WHEN will they go away???
I have been using for like 4 and a half years now, I used to be pretty social and would go out a lot and drink and do coke and then one day its like I traded it all in for oxycontin and got so addicted it was shocking. Id never really been addicted to something before the way ive become addicted to oxy. Its literally taken over my life and I want so bad to stop it. Thanks for the suggestions on vitamins, i have 5-HTP that I will take and some valerian root and melatonin so I will try all those.
I am a 46 year old man that has been prescribed 40mg oxycontin and 8mg dilaudid 3 times daily. I have been on this regimen for about 6 months now and I believe that it is starting to have worse effects on me and my personality than the pain it was prescribed for. I own a landscaping company and must stay productive for my wife and 11 year old daughter. I adore them both!! I skipped my afternoon dose yesterday, and sure enough, around 3 oclock I felt like crap.
I have spent a yeasr cutting back the oxycontin a doctor precribed after I shattered my ankle. I alsi have arthritis, fibromyalgia, a damaged spine and degenerastive bone disease so I am in genuine pain 24 hours a day. The doctor cut 50mgs at once the first time around and I ended up in the hospital with hypoxia and serotonin poisoning. He has been cutting them down by 5mgs every two months..I can habdle that but have to take nausea meds.
The doctors at Swedish felt that the combination of the MS and IC were debilitating enough for me to use the Oxycontin. After starting the medicine I was able to go back to work and lead a normal life. After a year they turned me over to my regular internist to manage my pain medicines. I've been on the same dosage for 11years. I haven't had any trouble with abusing the medicine.
I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
After the procedure, I got wonderful instruction and guidance, but when I got home and real life kicked in it was a huge comfort to know that I could call and speak to him at any time if I had questions. The majority of the calls were related to medications. On every occasion, Dr. George answered my calls immediately and was always compassionate and helpful.
By the begining of next week I don't want to be taking anything because I'm perscribed everything you can imagine (valum,soma,xanax,roxys,oc,cymbalta,lortab) and the list goes on and it's all from the same doctor. No doctor hopping here. But theres the update and to everyone else who over comming there own battle I pray for you. And thank you to everyone for all the kind words.
My point here is that everyone has something to offer, including some excellent chemical analysis and research skills and we welcome whatever skills you can offer, including moral support. My personal goal is consumer advocacy. I want to publish as much information and analysis about Tramadol as I can find. If you have something to share, welcome. My personal agenda: I am for personal empowerment through information. I am a lawyer who has done consumer protection class action work.
For the last 4 years I’ve been using nutrition—Intravenous and oral—to rebuild and repair the biochemistry pathways in the body and mind. Over four years experience —this includes heroin, and all other street drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications--has taught me that natural detox works 100 times better than detox formulated and predicated by the use of other mind altering chemicals.
I have had neck surgery and fusion at c5-c6c7 and have been on alot of different med for pin and needles in arm and hand and neck area. i have taken neurtion and elvail and vicodin and durgessis patches for pain for almost 4yrs. I'm on lycria and clymbata and durgessis patches, but i have seen a difference since the change over of the meds. The same meds that work on the problems you spoke of work on the our pain. i now have another pinch nerve.
My theory is that I am actually not depressed, that I am situationally frustrated, so increasing or decreasing any hormone in my brain is not going to be a fix. I have tried Effexor, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, and one that starts with a Z. Each and every one made me cry more, lash out at people, and one time threaten to kill myself. When I stopped the meds, I didn't have those feelings!
I am 31 and have been diagnosed with RSD/CRPS and it is very painful and it all started with a football injury in High School. I am trying to see what other people with the same condition are receiving for treatment and it is working for them. I am currently on 40mg Oxycontin 3times a day and Oxycodone imm realease 30mg 3 times a day, Baclofen 10mg 4 times a day, tramadol 50mg 6 a day, Vitamins of all kinds, testosterone injection once a week, Naproxen 3times a day, Trazadone 150mg at bedtime.
Like fentanyl was waaaay too much and so was oxycontin. I felt high as a kite! I just feel normal and pain free on norco, mostly because I have been on it for soooo long though. I think I do remember feeling some euphoria when I first started on them but it was nowhere near like it was on these other ones. My dr talked to me about taking the norco and she was primarily concerned with the tylenol and that it might not be healthy taking them long term. I don't really get it either..
at 16 went back on the pain meds because i just couldnt take the pain and tried to start with lower dosed ones like nucynta 100mg, ultram taking 250mg at a time then went back to the 10mg norco moved back up to the 10mg percs then they added the 30mg oxycontin back it was just a horrible cycle well last october i had a bad flair up and was scared because my doctors didnt really communicate with me they just throw scripts at me well i found a good doctor who put me on 30mg ms-contin 3 times a da
Hi there and Welcome! I suffer from RA and a few other shoulder/elbow tendonitis issues. So, I can understand some of your pain. You are in a good place here at MH as there are many others who suffer serious pain. If you are ready to get off your opiates (or other meds) you are at the right place. You are on quite a few different meds and have many health issues, have you discussed this with your Doctor?
I apologize ahead of time for how long this will be, but I need help in deciding what to do next. I'm nearly 48 and a single mom of 4 (10, 12, 14, and nearly 18.) I have sole custody and get no help either financially or in any other way from my ex. After my last baby I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I had a hard time with that and wasn't even sure if it was a "real" diagnosis. I tried different medications for it but nothing really helped.
at 16 went back on the pain meds because i just couldnt take the pain and tried to start with lower dosed ones like nucynta 100mg, ultram taking 250mg at a time then went back to the 10mg norco moved back up to the 10mg percs then they added the 30mg oxycontin back it was just a horrible cycle well last october i had a bad flair up and was scared because my doctors didnt really communicate with me they just throw scripts at me well i found a good doctor who put me on 30mg ms-contin 3 times a da
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