Cymbalta vs lyrica

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This is my first day on Lyrica, and the doctor increased my citalopram! I was wondering if anyone else is on this med and if so did you notice dizziness? I have noticed a decrease in my pain, but a weird like disoriented feeling! I am so tired of pain I can deal with this for awhile, I just was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so did they go away? So far I am willing to stick anything out as long as I can get some pain relief.
Then a Doctor added Cymbalta to the Lyrica and she is much improved. The Cymbalta is a anti-depressant/neuropathy medication. Thought I would mention this as you maybe able to reduce your pain even farther and feel better at the same time.
I hear this is a good med , but ive been put on lyrica , and cymbalta.... honestly after u read the side effect's list compared to the ''opoid med's'' the dea is so scared of it makes me laugh...
We're all lab rats! Yep, cymbalta and lyrica together worked great for me, other than the Lyrica side effect of weight gain, coupled with sudden onset hypertension- I had to come off of it :( But it seriously reduced my pain by like 80%. Good luck!
THEY SAY TRAMADOL IS NOT ADDICTING BUT IT CERTAINLY IS.... I WOULD NOT START IT. AGAIN CYMBALTA AND LYRICA HAS HELPED MY BACK SOMEWHAT AND THE BURNING IN MY FEET A LOT!!!!! I WOULD GIVE IT A TRY. I CAN SAY THAT I DON'T WANNA BE WITHOUT IT BECAUSE IT WORKS SO WELL. I WOULDN'T CALL THAT AN ADDICTION. VS NO WITHDRAWAL EFFECTS. MAYBE SLIGHT DEPENDENCY WITH SOME PEOPLE. GOOD LUCK!
Hello there, Cymbalta is a SNRI which mean it will affect your serotonin level but also your norepinephrine level which can be translated into adrenaline which results into a energy boost and less pain. I am on Cymbalta and Lyrica for chronic nerves pain due to compression of the suboccipital triangle causing pressure on the C2 originating nerves resulting in occipital neuralgia and myofacial pain.
I've tried both Cymbalta and Savella for my fibro - Cymbalta did nothing for my pain at all - Savella made me HORRENDOUSLY jumpy, irritable, heart racing, loose stools, etc. I will NEVER touch it again. I've heard of it helping some people, but I've heard more negative reports on it than the good. Mine was definitely one of the negative experiences.
Cymbalta actually worked for me after I had a major back surgery...i had alot of nerve damage in my sciatic and the cymbalta helped me while they were doing procedures to ease the nerve pain such as epidurals and rfas...however getting off of it was not the easiest thing I ever had to do...my dr lowered the dose and got me off of it safely but I was still going through some moderate withdrawals like shaking and nausea but they only lasted a few weeks and I was fine afterward...
I have taken the Cymbalta with Neurontin (its similar to Lyrica) and I could not tolerate the Cymbalta at all. From what I have heard, Dr's usually only prescribe those two together for fibromyalgia. I personally would not want my mother or grandmother on the mix of these two drugs. The side effects of Lyrica and Cymbalta are sometimes worse than what they were prescribed for. I would definately go with her to her appt and tell the Dr what the mix of meds is doing to her.
this hole opiate scene just scares me and i understand there is a difference between being physically dependent and being a addict i just dont want to fall down the path of being a addict and abusing medication. My current med list is Cymbalta 90mg a day lyrica 225mg 2x a day Ms-Contin 30mg 3x a day MSIR (instant release morphine) 15mg as need for BT Mobic 15mg once a day Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 3x a Day Adderall XR 30mg Once a day BusPar 7.
I've alreasy gone the road of treatment using meds, specifically for my fibromyalgia pains such as xanor + lyrica (I'm allergic to this, developed recurrent mouth sores), tofranil + tramadol (gave me pounding on chest, nape and scalp plus, tremors of head though not observable by a third person, inability to sleep for 5 days except for 10 minute naps), cymbalta + tramadol + clonazepam (all made me sleep 18-20 hrs aday but successfully relieved me of pain for 2 1/2 months until my body just re
hope they help. I feel your pain and frustration and pray you will find relief.
also it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety, just pins and needles effect... so we move on with the Lyrica, who was the same as the Neurontin, no improve at all... In the summer of 2007 I choose to withdraw the Klonopin... we taper it with a big dose of Valium... cut to 6 mg of Klonopin + 80 mg of Valium a day, who was a lot sedating at first. I was able to cut very fast my Klonopin dose and be only on the Valium 40 mg a day... and was down to 10 mg day of Valium after 4 months...
The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
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I have many allergies and can't take patches for example or any of the alternative pain meds like neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta. Is taking such a quick path to getting off meds a good thing? Should I go back to the pain mngmt doc seeing for 5 years. I cancelled the appt for tomorrow just yesterday...maybe i was too hasty and can easily reschedule or should i try this docs approach and try to get back off these chronic pain meds.....
I never did see any difference from using it vs Cymbalta. I had tried it since I did not really notice anything while using Cymbalta. I could up the dose I guess however, the cost of all the meds I take are just to great to go higher. As is I split the dose to make it last longer. No side affects though. I swear by Tramadol 200 slow release and Lyrica. Without those two I would be a complete mess.
that's great....good to here Lyrica is working. My dr tried cymbalta (i guess its also an anti-depressant?) but it did nothing for the nerve & muscle-skeletal issues i have. Didnt make me happier either. :) But i was already happy...vs now. Day 10 & i keep on keeping on. Good luck with the taper & keep us informed.
I've had a lot of blood drawn for a number of issues, and its always good. You can take Tegretol with Lyrica; they seem to work well together. I was actually taking Lyrica for Restless Leg Syndrome long before the nerve pain started messing with my world. Just a little input, maybe it will help. I hope you find something that does!
so i am dealing with two issues but i can not stand the pain! I am on vicodin daily, lyrica, and cymbalta. I am at a lose of how to handle it anymore. The list is to long to tell all i have tried and it did not work. I am going in Friday morning for the doctor to put a dye in my back to see about scar tissue and to remove any around the nerves in my back. I am trying to work also....cant afford to not work and just colapse into bed as soon as i get home.
Your explanation of pregabalin vs. name brand Lyrica makes perfect sense, Pat, from what I've read. Seems as if Pfizer's patent is pretty much "locked in" until late 2018 which means only the ingredient "pregabalin" can be generically produced....NOT a generic likeness of the EXACT same drug. This may interest you: 'Is Pregabalin a Generic Lyrica?" "No, it isn't. Pregabalin is the active ingredient in Lyrica, not a generic version of the drug.
in the medical industry) and that I am waiting on more blood tests and some other results. She prescribed Lyrica and Cymbalta... (Lyrica is a pain receptor "blocker" and Cymbalta is an antidepressant that ALSO assists with the receptor blocking --- but on the serotonin level... I'm not depressed, thank goodness, but she said the combination of the 2 seemed to work the best for her other patients... but that each person is different...
Also, you might benefit from some nerve medications like Lyrica, Cymbalta, Nuerontin etc. Those are made specifically for nerve pain. Good luck and take care.
I have had shots in my feet, shots in my back, taken Cymbalta, Amatryptaline, Lyrica, Noratryptaline and nothing has helped. THe one thing I find that does relieve the pain is Lortab. I have tried over the past week to quit taking the Lortab but sometimes my feet sting/burn so bad I have no choice....the pain even gets into my knees. REcently I have been taking a 5/500 tablet and it seems to work for a few hours but the pain does return.
I also have been suffering with very severe sciatic pain in my left leg to the point that even Loritab 7.5/500 does not touch it nor does Lyrica. Can all the above problems be caused from the cervical stenosis? Can the sciatica by caused by the cervical problems? Other than more surgery, is there anything to do for the cervical problems and the sciatica? I was using my treadmill daily, but can no longer do so because of the leg pain.
NA) and Cymbalta (generic: NA) are good medications to try to help with this pain. Opioid medications may still be helpful to you but their effectiveness on nerve pain is limited; however, they may provide some additional meaningful relief due to synergistic effects. A muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory are helpful too.
adding Cymbalta to try and extend the effects of Lyrica so I can get through the day and not have to up the dosage into those crazy high levels that leave me a drooling, stumbling fool. Although my family finds it pretty funny sometimes when I miss my mouth and spill water on myself or walk into walls or put magic markers in the refrigerator, the clumsiness and memory loss does get annoying. Especially to me!
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