Cymbalta for ms pain

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I am sure that u made your decision long ago, but I just want to note my experience for someone else's future reference. I took it for depression & fibromyalgia (chronic pain all over the body, which also makes wearing clothing uncomfortable often). I was on it for about 5 months & weaned myself to 30mg from 60mg because I got kicked off of Medicaid, and put on Medicare, having to pay a lot more out of pocket than I can handle.
I have been getting these lumps all through my body, and they are painful at times, and I think he thought maybe it would work for pain and help me sleep better to, I do take Zoplicone to sleep 2x7.5 mg. pills................ I know this is alot of info, but since I am now injecting, I am wondering how all this is going to work.
on the other hand, i have also read other accounts of it being very effective for neuropathic pain. it's so hard to say what will happen. are you particularly sensitive to medication in general? i know i am, so i chose to avoid cymbalta. i did take nortryptiline to help with my neuropathy, and it didn't do much to me except knock me out but good at night which wasn't such a bad thing. i often have a lot of trouble staying asleep.
Any one on Cymbalta for pain? My doctor said there is large nerve pain, which is why I am on Neurontin. And small neve pain, which is why he started me on Cymbalta. I am having awful sensory issues in my right foot and leg. He said Cymbalta works better for pain than depression. I am already on Lexapro and it seems to be working ok. At least my MS is holding steady at the moment!
Always such a fine line we have to walk.. Is there any one else using Cymbalta for deep nerve pain? This is such a double edge sword, and feels so unfair... But than there are times when nothing seems fair. I am sorry this is such a long post, I hope I didn't make it too hard to follow. Thank you in advance for any in-put you might have for me... Hugs on the winds to each of you.{{{{{~!~}}}}} DJ PS: I am doing fine, thanks to my Faith and Our heavenly Father.
If you have trigeminal neuralgia, I would think your doctor would start you on cymbalta rather than effexor. cymbalta is in the effexor family but cymbalta is typically prescribed for neuralgia pain or diabetic pain as well as depression. It works faster than effexor, like 3 days as opposed to 3 weeks. You might want to ask about that.
Tthe people at my dispensary are able to provide me with varieties specifically suited to my MS needs; and I have some for sleep, for relaxation and some that just makes me philosophical about and amused by this crazy little thing called Life. I also laugh more, and that is *always* a good thing! Thanks for being here people.
HI, I started Cymbalta about three weeks ago. It has made a huge difference in my pain, my ability to handle the pain I still have (it doesn't take it away) and also my attitude toward everyday life. Before I would be in my recliner, know that I had to get up and let my dogs out, or whatever, and really have to try and convince myself that I could handle it. Not these days. Not only do I get up to let them out, I will actually throw a ball, or wash their bedding, etc. while I am up!
I've had MS for almost 20 years and have been on so many different pain medications that I can't remember all of them. My pain all began "inside" my back. I say that because the pain does not change with how I move or don't move, how you touch me, etc. It is "within" me. The pain goes from the center of my back all the way up to my face/head. Without medication, my pain level would be at close to a 9.
What can be done for MS Pain? The pain they is not really part of MS? Yeah right? Has anyone ever heard of a pain patch that is time released that will meep the pain at a tolerable level? Our neuro may prescribe this for my husband. He cannot take steroids, neurontin or cymbalta. He presently is allowed two low does hydrocodone per day-that its and no more. That gives him 1-2 hours of diminished pain not pain free. MS Pain it is real------can anyone answer the above or comment.
I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and my physican whom I have been seeing for several years now gave me cymbalta for the pain, I take 90mg and it has helped it does not take away 100 % of the pain and I still get very very tired but it has made a world of difference. I also see a specialist who gave me lyrica but that just made me feel very very bad - I think I had a bad reaction to it so he took me off.
Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
Now - with that in mind - I need to tell you that I finished Treatment for Hepatitis C, with Sustained Virologic Response (what is considered a cure) - with Interferon and Ribavirin --- I finished it last year in March/February. But have had pain for the last 3 years, which I associated with Hepatitis C, etc. I ALSO HAVE ADVERSE REACTIONS TO MEDICATIONS and have ADHD.
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.
Alternatively, you can ask your primary care doctor for a prescription for gabapentin (Neurontin), and gradually ramp up the dosage. It may give you some pain relief, as the usual pain killers don't work for nerve pain. Another option that may help with both nerve pain and anxiety: Cymbalta is supposed to be helpful with both. I have any actual experience with it, but it's worth a try- and I think you can make arrangements to get the first month free. Best of luck to you.
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 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 have had pain for so long it is getting sickening! I have tried many things for this pain, most to no avail. I am currently taking cymbalta, tramadol, percocet for the breakthrough pain, nortriptylne (sp). I have also tried flexeril, which did nothing, lyrica, neurotin, hydrocodone, and baclofen. The baclofen did wonders, but for some reason I have an easier time getting percocet than baclofen. I had an episode a few weeks ago where I was having excruciating muscle spasms in my hips.
Unfortunately, for that reason, your goal will probably be relief to a tolerable level rather than pain elimination. I'm assuming this drug is for your back pain since nerve pain from MS would require a different type of medicine. If you are being seen in a pain management setting they should also be able to train you in alternative methods (progressive relaxation, meditation, biofeedback, TENS, etc) or evaluate you for a longer lasting solution (epidurals, ablation, etc.
Zircam, is one popular zinc-containing product with that potential side effect. I've taken Cymbalta for Chronic Pain, and it did change my tastes. It either dulled them, or caused foods that I used to love to taste bad. However, it didn't cause a metallic taste, however.
Others have mentioned lyrica working for their parathesias, and just recently someone mentioned Cymbalta as it's for pain and depression. I hope others chime in for you too. Feel free to bump this thread up, or re-post addtl. questions, etc. When are you going to the Dr? Soon? Have you looked at our health pages? There is one in there writting by a pain doc. and so many others I think you will enjoy.
He wants to try to treat the symptoms for now and I have to say at this point I agree because I am so cautious about meds. He started me on Nuvigil for the fatigue and cymbalta for the pain. Are any of you taking these and if so are they helping? I have another apt in a month to review how they are working for me. I will start them tomorrow. I have been told or read not sure which at this point that the nuvigil can keep u up all night. That is really one extreme to another.
I didn't find out until last December that I indeed have MS. I have noticed that the Cymbalta does help the MS pain along with relieving my depression. Due to insurance changes, it will be less expensive for me to take a generic antidepressant in the same category as Cymbalta. I believe it is a Seratonin Uptake. I could be wrong. Does anyone else take Paroxetine (Generic for Paxil) and does it help you with the MS pains? I took Paroxetine before and switched.
hydrocodone for MS pain and degenerative/neuro disk pain. it helps dull the edge. baclofen is no longer working for me for neck spasms. the hyrdocodone has never helped witht the right pain and its shooting pain to back of head. eye tests for the most part are normal although "the VA" suggests it could be due to MS. have been doing my throw up spells for about a week now due to some kind of head/neck pain. these type episodes really drain me.
So along with the bunch of symptoms that MS can cause, is neck pain/discomfort one of them? This week for me has been some neck pain, not excrutiating, just mild to maybe moderate at worst. Along with the discomfort is the sensation of a throbbing vein in the side of the neck. This has been more on my right side, but sometimes on the left. And with the neck pain, the other main symptom this week has been the constant numbness/tingling in my right foot and a little bit on the left side.
I am currently taking Lyrica pain meds for MS pain. I have also gained 30 lbs. I was originally taking Cymbalta, Avonex and Lyrica/ Since weight gain is a side effect of all of them, I have stopped them all but couldnt function. I I am back to Lyrica. Is there any other drug to deal with MS pain that does not cause weight gain? Thanks for your answer!
- double vision, resulting in nausea - headaches - loss of balance and I become very clumsy and I fumble objects when handling them - I am ALWAYS tired - I am minding the heat and become even more tired after certain kinds of exercise - my skin tingles often and is incredibly itchy (no rash) - Sometimes I experience a lot of pain, sharp, stunning pain down my legs and in my arms. Also when I bend my neck certain ways, I feel pain down my legs - My short term memory is lousy....
I was recently diagnosed with MS. But I have had chronic myofascial pain in r shoulder area for over a year. It did not respond well to neurontin or lyrica and had bad reaction to Cymbalta. I was wondering if MS patients are more prone to myofascial problems. I also have Reynauds for like 6 years now, but all my old and now recent tests by rheumatologist are still negative for things like lupus.
I have MS pain and pain from my body compensating. For this reason stretches and core work is essential. It is important to talk to a DR. or PT who is trained in MS before starting a regime. Doing the wrong exercise can be just as bad. Posture and diet is also important.
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