Cymbalta for arthritis pain

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I was on Cymbalta for awhile, but it didn't work for me either. I am presently on Lyrica. I take 150mg a day. Yes it can cause weight gain, however if you eat right and exercise, you should be fine. Lyrica has been a big help for me and you should try it even if it is only on a trial basis.
Now if I had to chose between Vicodin and Voltaren for the kind of pain I am in with my facet arthritis- hands down I would chose the Voltaren. And I am not going to take some "Crazy med" for pain that truly exists. That's the last time I will let a doctor put my on psych pills. I spent a whole week on the toilet- no thank you. And when I told her about it, she said she'd never heard of it before. Yeah right. And she had her little med assistants calling Cymbalta pain pills. WT?
I have been in pain for years. No one could seem to find out what was wrong. I would have bad chest pains,like a cramp. I get cramps or tiwttes all over my body. I found out I have fibromyalgia. The Dr put me on cymbalta 60 mg. I went back and told him I was still hurting and felt drepress more, crying. He upped the cymbalta to 120 mg a day. I fell sad and dont feel like my self. I am still hurting but not as bad. Can someone help me please!
I'm currently on Cymbalta because I have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and depression. It helps with the pain but I was on Prozac before and it helped more with the depression.
The treatment of arthritis has come a long way. You really should try again with a good rheumatologist. There are disease modifying drugs as well as immune suppressants that can be used to control and stop deterioration of the joints. It is common to get fibromyalgia in addition to arthritis so it is very possible you have both. While none of these are curable they can be controlled. It may take some trial and error to get the right mix of drugs.
I have arthritis pain in many joints of my body, my feet especially. Is there anyone out there with the same issue, and is so, what have you taken to relieve the discomfort?
Are you being treated with anything for pain? If not, go to the ER or a free clinic and get treatment. Pain can take on a life of it's own and become a condition in and of itself if it is untreated. Payment plans can be worked out, sometimes charities will help with costs. Talk to your doctor or hospital and see what they can do for you. Please let us know how you are doing and what is happening with you.
My question is... everyone i talk to says that cymbalta will also help with the pain i have in my spine from herniated disc and arthritis and bone spurs. I dont know that Im depressed, I am just a panic in public and with sudden noises and movement puts me over the edge. Is it true about cymbalta? And does either give you weight gain?
I was told this was my depression resurfacing and had to be on new meds. I was put on Xanax XR for the anxiety and Cymbalta for all the pain I was experiencing and my depression. With in two weeks I was feeling great again. This time, the only side effect I had, almost immediately, was being very lethargic in the mornings and that is from the Xanax XR (because I take it at night).
I take Lyrica and Cymbalta and they help with the neuropathic pain associated with the Fibro and Diabectic nerve pain. The Cymbalta helps with a little pain. Side effects for me? I'm dizzy and sleepy in the daytime, but I take other things like Vicodin 750, Klonopin, Flexeril and Ambien, and Paxil. I gained weight with the Diabetes, so I can't tell. But I loved carbs before all of this.
I am new to this site but not new to fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain. I used to take antidepressants for the pain only but have had to up the dosage for depression as well from having to live with the chronic pain. Cymbalta caused bad depression for me as well as my sister who lives with the same diseases. I moved over to Celexa and it has helped me get out of the depression. There are a lot to choose from.
We are working on the PTSD with some biofeedback. I don't recall if you mentioned you were on any pain meds for the disc surgery or arthritis, if you are they may be contributing to your fatigue, but it is doubtful the Abilify is since it tends to have stimulative properties. It is my opinion (and only mine) that Adderall (not the extended release) may help you more & is far less costly. I started out on 5mg, twice daily 1 at 8 am & 1 at noon if I recall correctly.
Hi I was diagnosed with FMS about 3 months ago. I have been in pain for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with Juvenile rheumetoid arthritis when i was maybe 10 and I'm now 39. Any way on with my question. The dr. put me on 30mg Cymbalta. I took it for 6-8wks with not much relief. However, it did make me more forgetful, clumsy, tired, etc. When I went back to dr with this info. they increased it to 60 mg and added ultram. It just made me more forgetful, clumsy and tired.
2) My doctor changed it to 60 mg Armour. My new doctor wrote a prescription for Cymbalta for the muscle pains and I have not picked it up. I was hoping the pains would resolve on their own with proper hormone replacement. I have been on 60 mg for three weeks now and when I move around normally throughout the day by the end my muscles in my thighs and calves cramp and burn. If I don't rest the knots develop and then begins the stabbing pains.
My primary suggests Fibromyalgia so she put me on Cymbalta, but it hasn't made the pain or tingling go away or even alleviate it. Could I have Arthritis? or What? I need an answer or suggestion please help.
I took duloxitine (Cymbalta) for depression, not pain. I took it for about 6 months, as directed (it was titrated in that time). Like the potpourri of pill, capsule, liquid, and chewable MAOIs, SSRIs, Tricyclics, tetracyclics, and SNRIs I've taken for the same reason and to the same spec (as directed, for extended time, trying different dosages as instructed)... it did squat.
I don't understand that. If they're at a loss for answers, then what's the harm to give me a test for it? I also have other issues and have been sick going on 2 yrs. I've lost trust in the medical profession. My son is now 31 but when he was a toddler I noticed that he was hungry a lot and ate a lot but was losing weight. I took him to the doctor and they really didn't do anything. They took blood tests that came out normal. So the docs said it was psychological.
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.
So even though I was upset with my boyfriend and stressed because my dad went into surgery today and I really wanted to just check out I went for a run instead and a swim. It helped for sure but what I really want is to deal with all of these things without having to withdraw at the same time. I feel bad for everyone who is going through this...how were we to know getting away from a drug we didn't even use to get high could be so hard? Just like oxy withdrawal, I want it to be over....
I experience pain caused by ao old back injury and arthritis. I just stopped taking Cymbalta which caused unpleasant side effects plus intense withdrawals. I was looking for an alternative and discovered Lyrica, but then I saw the warning about addictive behavior. I don't want anything that will cause that feeling to return ever again. Are there any fellow addicts out there who have had experience with Lyrica?
Both contain synthetic compounds similar to natural cannabinoids and found to be effective for MS pain. In the US I believe Cesamet is approved by the FDA for chemo induced nausea but not for MS pain, so it may not be easy to get access to it. And as far as I know, Sativex isn't approved in the US. In US states where it is legal, natural may be the easiest to get, and perhaps is preferable to the pharmaceuticals.
this is the first time reading all this i am 38 have heart trouble diabetic nueropothy and l4 l5 discs are deteriorating rapidly also 7 surgeries on back i am currently on 40 mg oxycotin 2 timesdaily nuerontin 600mg a day cymbalta 30mg 2 a day and a fentanyl pain patch 60 mg a day and i cant get approved for disability i cant function with all these meds im losin my house cause i cant work cant get unemployment and am ready to kill myself cause i cant care for my 2 kids my mom takes care of them
SOMETIMES I GET MAD AT THE SITUATION AND MAKE MYSELF GET UP AND I START DOING THINGS AND I HAVE TO SIT DOWN FOR AWHILE THEN ILL GET BACK UP AND DO MORE AND ILL DO THAT FOR A FEW HOURS THEN I REALLY PAY FOR IT..... DOWN FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. I GET TIRED OF SITTING HERE. WELL ENOUGH FOR NOW.... EXHAUSTED!!! 115AM STUPID STAYING UP LIKE THIS THEN I ***** CAUSE I WANT TO SLEEP ALL THE TIME BUT HELL I DO THAT AROUND THE CLOCK. SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP. UNTIL NEXT TIME.........................?
Have you tried antiinflammatories for regular pain and toradol for bad pain? Many of the medication they prescribe for fibromyalgia is non narcotic , but I can't recall the names off hand. I know many are on nuerotin for pain, but not sure it thats addicting. I know I was not much help, but wanted to tap in to say CONGRATS on all those clean years. Hope you get some long term relief.
I laid around most of the day and watched Football. Took 2 CELEBREX and 3 GABAPENTIN.
Hi again, If the euphoria from the drug makes you feel like you are abusing it then opana is most likely the drug for you! Amph is totally correct about the pain at one time the doc's had to put me on cymbalta for a while until they found a combo of drugs that would work for me! Eventually the pain will make you go nuts if it isn't controlled and kept at a bearable amount!
Oh joy, I don't want to know........... I have had chronic pain for 12 years. I am also on 2 antidepressants(not for pain, but who knows) Time to go ice my shouldar/arm/neck.. I did a lot of dishes today and went overboard. I fell asleep for a few hours and the pain is quite bad. I am on lidocaine for a cyst on my knee ( a small bump with a bundle of nerves) I wanted it removed, but was told it might open a new can of worms. I mean lidocaine patch.
and frequent muscle cramps, including spasms in the neck/shoulder area that lock my neck at an angle, pull my shoulder back and are extremely painful. Seeing a neurologist for headaches. he has me on cymbalta; it worked for 2 months and now the headaches/eye pain/numbness is back. seeing a gastro guy for stomach stuff, he has me on Nexium for gastroparesis. Any ideas what might be causes all or most of the symptoms? Most doctors seem to focus on one symptom and don't look at whole.
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(I read your other post as well and you do have the widespread pain etc that defines it). If the lyrica relieves your pain I would definitely go for it! At this point you need some relief and sleep. I use Neurontin, which is somewhat similar but doesn't seem to have a lot of side effects (although some people do have a lot). Maybe you could ask your PCP about that option.
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