Cymbalta and ibuprofen

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233622 tn?1279338505 ) And if Cymbalta allows you to take less advil, it's probably a good thing. As for the advil.... I take prescription 800 ibuprofen and it has less of a stomach issue with me than taking 4 of the OTC advil. My stomach really reacts to the other ingredients in advil. And always always always take it with food.
177382 tn?1253044740 These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of chemicals called serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Where both Paxil and Cymbalta work on Serotonin the Cymbalta works on Norepinephrine which is the chemical that helps with pain sensation in the body. Since you had a problem with serotonin, just like I do, ask your doctor about Wellbutrin. This medicine focuses on Norepinephrine and dopamine which is an energy chemical.
Avatar n tn When my dr wanted to put me on Cymbalta for chronic pin and depression, I looked it up and read so many stories about how horrible it was to withdraw from. I told my dr about that and she was totally ignorant about those effects. I'm glad I didn't start it.
329994 tn?1301666848 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.
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed as BP II and am "trying" to get off of Cymbalta. I was taking 60Mg for about 9 months, so my doc put me down to 30 mg's for 10 days. I felt fine. Then I was to stop. WOW!!!!!! I thought being pregnant four times with morning sickness sucked!!! I was soooo sick, everytime I moved my head the slightest bit I wanted to vomit, and sometimes do! I feel like I am being "shocked" sometimes, BRUTAL.
5429367 tn?1368189606 If you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome then all drugs/herbs that work with that part of the brain will have a magnified effect , or will magnify the effect of the Cymbalta. Go to and use the drug interaction checker to clarify what you need to keep clear of until the Cymbalta is out of your system. I'd consider sticking with the 30mg until things are stabilized , then decrease slowly.
Avatar f tn I have had a hard time looking these up on the net since your basics like lyrica and savella and cymbalta are not recommended. Not sure what to do. Dr wanted me to start savella and told me it was ok to take but my primary doctor who is also my babys doctor told me that it wasn't recommended.
483733 tn?1326802046 I'm on plaquenil and ibuprofen and am taking Tylenol 3's to help with the pain. It's not helping this time. Any ideas for helping the pain or sleep issues? I've been trying to sleep with benadryl's and muscle relaxants but no dice. Should I try Melatonin? I feel like a whiny child and just want to cry. Impossible to work! Help!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Some people find relief with Ibuprofen like Aleve, or Advil. I personally have this and it flares up from time to time. I'll take something like Aleve and rest if possible. You can google the condition on line and see if this is what you have. If someone even just bumps my ribs I want to slug them because they are always so tender.
Avatar f tn I am a 52 yo woman and I am experiencing severe edema, especially in my ankles and feet (the left much more than the right). I have been to the doctor and the ER and they have run many tests, but they are all normal. My kidneys are fine, my liver is fine, my electrolytes are normal, my EKG is normal, my chest x-ray is clear, I am pre-diabetic with a fasting sugar of 112.6. I have not been able to work for the last 3 years because of a cervical spine problem.
808425 tn?1371095928 I have arthritis in my shoulders, lower back, upper back, and jaw. Those different areas do not cause me as much pain on an ongoing basis as the the pain I have daily in my knees and hips. When I walk or stand, the pain is dull, not as bad. When I sit, my hips hurt more, and my knees follow suit. If I try to cross my legs, the pain is unbearable. I try to relax with friends or family, and I can't find a position that I can tolerate. I can't spend the rest of my life standing!
Avatar n tn But, I never had the bottom of my feet stop hurting, burning feeling Now 32yrs later, I was mugged, beaten and have suffered a serious concussion, my feet are hurting me more and the burning pain has gotten worst i read now that those that get GB have blood transfer, etc...........
Avatar m tn 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.
761423 tn?1237206890 Tried the usual things like Ibuprofen and Tylenol, etc. which was temporary. Finally last month my doctor started me on Lyrica. Although the pain is diminished quite a bit, I feel like I am in a fog most of the time and it does nothing for my other symptoms, like depression/mood swings/etc. I have a mood disorder as well, which she referred me to a psych for. My question is, she said if the Lyrica didn't work or what have you, that she was going to try Cymbalta next.
1011295 tn?1320874572 So between the Cymbalta and Extra Strength Tylenol...(9 ES Tylenol a day), I can get the through the day, sort of. I definitely feel for you and wish I could give you more hope. Maybe someone else out there has some hope for both of us! That would be awesome, wouldn't it? Until then, keep your faith, because at some point, it's got to get better. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Especially when I'm the most frustrated.
4303120 tn?1352691798 for it and so now I only have part of my stomach and everything was re-routed and that is why I can't take NSAID meds, motrin based products and aspirin based products, they all cause bleeding which for me could be deadly. :( Not sure if I am just stuck in this spiraling rut or what.
Avatar f tn ), arms, wrists and ankles, calves and thighs. Aleve and ibuprofen have not helped. I also am really nauseous every day. I would say mid-morning I get a little relief from all this, and mornings and night are the worst. My levels are all normal (thyroid, uric acid, magnesium, hemoglobin, etc) I am super tired all the time. When I take the NADH it helps, but then I must over do it or something, because I pay for several days now I'm afraid to take that too.
Avatar f tn He keeps wanting to up Cymbalta. Have not taken any today and feel horrible. As a patient in pain, you don't take more of it as you would run out and have to ask for it again which is awful. Need help.
Avatar m tn Hypo symptoms have improved but the arth. is so so so so bad!!!! He put me on Cymbalta and it made me sweat like a dog!!!LOL Had to stop it. But.... it sure did help my pain, more than any other thing I have tried. He says it is fibro. 2ndary to arthritis. And since my arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, I am more likely to suffer from other auto. disorders. I swear I think this all goes back to a bout of Mononucleosis I had in 1995. That's when it all started.
Avatar n tn I have been hospitalized for, they think, withdrawal from prozac and or cymbalta. Initially they thought it was Addison's but testing said no. I then went through hell when my neurologist put me on xyrem for narcolepsy. I couldn't handle my inhaler for asthma- I would shake and felt all hyped up. Currently I have been getting steroid epidural type injections in my back. Now they are going to try a facets block- but they couldn't get me scheduled for 6 weeks !
Avatar f tn The medications I take for FM are Cymbalta (I also have depression) and Zanaflex. I also take ibuprofen and Lorcet plus, but the Lorcet plus I usually use for chronic headaches-which may/may not be related to FM.
1794671 tn?1338798991 Norco is simply hydrocodone and acetaminophen. There is hydrocodone and aspirin. There is hydrocodone and ibuprofen. The latter two can irritate your stomach over the long term but this complication can be addressed without a liver transplant. Additionally if you damage your liver slightly versus severly damaging it, you could potentially have issues with pain control as you won't have a choice but to stop taking the Norco.
Avatar n tn For muscle pain from overuse, take rest and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of exercise to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest period are also helpful. Massage helps a lot. Please consult a physician if the symptoms persist and go for EMG and nerve conduction studies. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn I know that this is not as bad as drinking and doing cocaine I dont like to compare myself to anybody but I take this for pain not to just take it I know a girl that drank and done cocaine throught her whole pregnancy and her baby has been checked and the doctors say everything is fine and she is heathly Im sure there is going to be problems when she gets older but I want to know if I am looking at those problems as well?
Avatar f tn Any suggestions for pain meds could take for this? I'm also on neurotin 1200mg per day and cymbalta 60mg per day. Those help but when I ha e these flareups they are unbearable. I go to my pain Dr Thursday morning and would love suggestions.
Avatar m tn Many swear by AIP diet, peleo and others. Experiment and see what works for you. I aim for organic whole foods and low sugar. I have recurring Episcleritis in my eyes and it is painful. This last time instead of waiting for it to getting bad and do prednisolone drops from which I seem to get rebound effect, I used Ilevro which is like ibuprofen for the eye. This has worked great the past few times I start to feel an achy pressure in and around my eye. Dr. gave me a few fee samples.
Avatar n tn Cymbalta (60 MG), Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (5-500 MG), Ibuprofen (800 MG), Mobic (15 MG), Oxycodone-Acetaminophen (5-500 MG), Plaquenil (200 MG), Xanax (0.5 MG).
Avatar n tn I had the same thing with the Yaz. I was on Yasmin and switched to Yaz and promptly gained about 5 or more pounds. No problems at all with Yasmin, and I was on it for 5 or more years. I still work out like I did on Yasmin, and I've never eaten a lot, although, the Yaz does make me hungry all the time, and I can't seem to get rid of this bloating. I spot constantly and cramp. I have another friend that is the same way.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.