Cymbalta and nerve pain

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Avatar n tn I went off cymbalta in May '08.I had some moments of light-headedness,especially when laughing.Kinda nerve wracking.Hope this helps, also had short bouts of pain in different places and 3 weeks of the runs until the docs decided it was probably the symptoms were 'contra-indicated'.....
Avatar m tn Hi, My doctor wants to put me on cymbalta for nerve pain that I have been having from an injury I have from 2005. It's nerve pain from a fall I took. He says it will help to calm down the nerves and signals from my brain to help with the pain. The prescription is for 30mg, 1 tab a day then increase to 2 tabs and recheck with him in a month. I'm alittle scared to take this, as I have never had to go on this kind of medicene and I'm afraid what the side effects might do.
Avatar m tn I have also tried and done a whole list of other things to find an option to vics and pain. Anyway, I saw my Dr yesterday and he prescribed Cymbalta to go along with the vics that I am taking. He does not want to increase my vic use or the strength above the 5/500's that I get now. Has anyone else taken Cymbalta? I am hopeful that it will help me, but as we are friends here and I respect the input from all of you please let me know of good or bad things you have found with this med.
922573 tn?1304102929 My PCP also wanted to try Cymbalta and titrated me off my SSRI and into Cymbalta. I nearly had to be hospitalized due to very, very dark thoughts and hopelessness. I was quickly put back on my SSRI and taken off of Cymbalta. This of course is my personal experience and not applicable to all. I have just currently titrated up to the "typical" does of Savella a brand new drug in the Cymbalta family. Savella is also a SNRI.
Avatar m tn So if im on oxys, and i go on suboxone, i can take cymbalta safely and it will help with withdrawls and depression?
1627868 tn?1333889942 This really upset me! So anyways, my doctor thought I should try the cymbalta to lessen the nerve pain while fighting the depression that she thinks I have. (For the record, I am NOT depressed!) Thank you all for your responses. I do think I will follow my gut and stay away from this stuff.
Avatar n tn 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). If your provider prescribed it for you he/she must think that it will be beneficial for you and you should take it as prescribed. Second guessing your provider, which so many people in these forums do, can be at a minimum detrimental to your overall mental health.
Avatar f tn I 23 and have been suffering from pain for a very long time, and all other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.recently a doctor decided it was fibromyalgia. I have started on Cymbalta 4 weeks ago, 60mg and have found no pain releif, but have found that im getting some energy back. Is it known to be benificial to be on cymbalta and lyrica at the same time? any recomendations i would greatly appriciate!!!!!!
Avatar m tn Staying focused and that feeling of being lightleaded/dreamy could be side effects of the Cymbalta and you can ask your doctor about those as well, even though he should have explained, in detail, any and all side effects you may experience. Call your doctor. You deserve to have your questions answered.
Avatar f tn I almost lost both feet due to my diabetes, and this stuff really works for me....funny thing it doesn't touch any pain except the nerve pain. I am on day 15 off dilaudid and soma, and STILL shaking.
Avatar n tn Lately I find myself feeling like I'm sinking into a depression and also having some serious anxiety. My nerve pain is in my hand and wrist and at times in my forearm up to my elbow. I have been having a hard time controlling the pain. It originated with a joint implant nearly 3 years ago. I also tried Neurontin and Lyrica and couldn't tolerate the side effects of either. The Neurontin made me feel like I was in a fog or had some sort of brain damage.
Avatar m tn I had the same problem with nerve pain n cymbalta didn't do anything.
611606 tn?1315521367 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.
1298907 tn?1272890088 My PMP moved me off the Paxil and increased the Cymbalta dosage. The Cymbalta does a good job on my mood, fibro pain and abdominal pain. All nerve issues. But it does make my nauseated. Not a big deal because of my abdominal adhesions, nausea is pretty much a constant in my life anyway. I keep a Rx of phenergan and use them daily. I tried neurontin. That was a horrible experience. It made me violently ill (nausea and vomiting) and kept my mind in a cloud.
233622 tn?1279338505 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!
Avatar f tn , duloxetine) has a combination mechanism of action involving serotonin and norepinephrine making it useful in depression and also neuropathic pain. When a peripheral nerve is injured there is an increase in pain sensitive fibers leading to increase pain recognition. This causes a change in central (i.e., brain/spinal cord) recognition of pain. One major neurotransmitter involved in this is norepinephrine. Cymbalta works to modulate this change.
Avatar f tn Iv been taking celexa for the last four years for depression and anxiety and my doctor wants me to try Cymbalta as my celexa is no longer working and I have been suffering from pain that they believe is nerve related. Iv ready alot of reviews on this drug and not sure if its something I want to take, then again, iv read really good reviews on it. Anyone out there ever taken this drug and if so how was your experience with it.
Avatar f tn Not sure if it would work for fibromyalgia. I have nerve pain from RSD after many hand surgeries. (I also have fibromyalgia.) I did stellate ganglion blocks for the nerve pain and have had varying relief with them. Maybe it's something you could ask about. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn I have been taking the remeron for a couple of months and love it, but the doctor has added Cymbalta to the mix for nerve pain. I have only been taking it for 3 days but my anxiety has it the roof and it has not touched my pain. I realize it takes a while for it to get in your system but I am not sure I can handle the anxiety. Are these 2 drugs safe to take together? I worry about seratonin syndrome.
Avatar f tn I'm extremely stressed out all the time. My doctor gave me cymbalta and I felt like a new person. No pain, energy. I loved it. But I had a rare side effect (of course) where I had trouble urinating and I had to stop taking it. While I was on it, it really helped me. Now I'm back to constantly hurting and aching.
Avatar f tn He's going to take over my acupuncture care, which I've had good success with and try some injections. He started me on Cymbalta. It's a new antidepressant that has had good results in chronic pain management, especially in women. Has anyone taken it? Any insight into how it works or doesn't work? Any side effects? I'd be curious if anyone has any thoughts on the medication. I'm starting at 30mg a day for 7 days and then increasing to 60mg per day. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I was put on cymbalta for depression and nerve pain ( RSD ). I hate taking new medicines I know nothing about. I am young and I am afraid of it. I start off taking 30 mgs for a week than increase to 60 than I will get up to 120 at some point. Could someone please tell me something about this drug? Is it safe? Thanks Susan...
Avatar f tn I have been on Remeron for a few months and it has really helped with my anxiety. Recently my Doctor added cymbalta for nerve pain. This is only my third day with the cymbalta and my anxiety level is shooting through the roof. Also I have this dang ringing in my ears that does not want to go away. I questioned my doctor about taking remeron and cymbalta together and asured me that they work great together. I honestly don't know if I can stand this feeling. My husband wants me to hang in there.
Avatar n tn i went to my doctors office the other day told him my story how i went to detox and all and he prescribed me rozerem for sleep and cymbalta for my chronic pain(i was in a very bad car accident last year) im finding out more and more cymbalta is more of an anti depressant...he told me this there but i didnt think anything of it really....ive read some posts where fladdict has said watch out for ssri or something like this safe to take?
Avatar f tn of Cymbalta, 60 in the a.m. and 60 in the p.m. for nerve pain (I was hoping it would have an effect on depression as well as I am depressed from the chronic pain. I haven't noticed it helping either the nerve pain or the depression. Again, I was told Cymbalta was not habit-forming and wouldn't I'm considering getting myself off all my medications and trying alternative therapies for pain. If I do quit them, what kind of w/d would I get? And how long would it last?
217229 tn?1192766004 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.
1218873 tn?1300094816 The amitriptyline was giving me a good nights sleep, but was not overly helping the neuropathic pain once awake, it also left a really bad taste in my mouth and I found myself eating constantly, and piling on wieght. The Cymbalta is not giving me that good night sleep I wake up around 1 -2 am find it difficult to get back to sleep and then I wake up again at 6am. This is leaving me incredibly tired through out the day, I tend to be dosing off around midday.
Avatar m tn Nobody knows for sure, but cymbalta increases the duration of serotonin and norepinepherine in nerve synapses, suppressing acetylcholine (a pain and muscle stimulating messenger), and increasing the release of dopamine (a "well" feeling and relaxing neurotransmitter). Missing a dose of cymbalta can tip the balance back to increased acetylcholine release, resulting in restlessness, increased pain, and increased blood pressure.
Avatar n tn I have been told that it is permenent and that i could take Cymbalta. I refused and live with the pain. I need suggestions on how to deal with this. It affects my sleep, my mood with my children adn husband and my outlook on life. I cant find anything on the nerve pain affiliated with this condition. Idea????