Cymbalta dosage for neuropathy

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Avatar f tn My best friend is on cymbalta for depression and it has done wonders for her. Me on the other hand tried it and felt like I was having a heart attack. I am on Prozac and it helps a lot with my withdrawal symptoms especially since I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I just stopped taking the medicine and never had any withdrawals. I would go see a doctor about your problem and not take anymore of your sister's medication. I wish you the best of luck.
485259 tn?1519050626 During the harvesting in the apheresis chair next to me was a gentleman who had had similar neuropathy and he was extolling the benefits of lyrica in combination with cymbalta, indicating that his neuropathy had virtually disappeared. After finishing the harvesting, I called my oncologist who agreed to put me on both at what I thought were extraordinary levels - 120 mg/day cymbalta and 300 mg of lyrica/day.
1490607 tn?1288383290 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?
1094370 tn?1317138425 My doctor, who has extensive experience treating patients with Cymbalta for nerve pain, says that the most common (or effective) daily dosage for pain is anywhere between 60 - 120 mg per day. My pain was so intense that I felt some relief after only 3 days at 60mg. You may or may not need some type of pain treatment even after you are done with the antibiotics. If this is the case, be glad that you had a doctor smart enough to suggest that you try Cymbalta.
867787 tn?1318939830 I didn't notice any improvement when I started it, and I've developed neuropathy/parasthesia since then. But it has been approved by the FDA for nerve pain and for fibromyalgia as well as depression and anxiety. As others have mentioned, Cymbalta is unlikely to cause weight gain like most antidepressants. In fact, for many people, it causes some weight loss. It also has a stimulant effect, which if you're having trouble with fatigue, is a real boost.
572651 tn?1531002957 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.
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 n tn Still, on the two days I forgot my 2nd dose, I did feel a real difference on day 2--cramping,etc, which I hadn't experienced before My doctor finally agreed yesterday to change my final dose to taxitir, an equivalent of taxol which does not cause neuropathy. At least my neuropathy will not get worse from chemo doses from this point on.
Avatar f tn I had no life altering symptoms for years on Cymbalta- it was a miracle for me in 2008 that helped me get out of a major funk. Now I'm regretting changing meds :( I'm wondering now if I need a similar class of meds that Cymbalta is in that not only is SSRI but also works on norepinephrine. I've also had intermittent shortness of breath the past 3-4 weeks. Lungs clear, pulmonary function test normal.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
848718 tn?1257142401 hi SickMomma - my mom takes neurontin for her idiopathic small nerve peripheral neuropathy and it works great. However, her dose is becoming extremely high I think, though it does work. My mom is in her 60's and I'm wondering what the progression of this condition will look like. I can't find many answers about this. She now takes thirteen 300 (I guess it's milligrams) of the neurontin a day, in addition to other drugs.
401095 tn?1351395370 Because SAMe can cause nausea and vomiting in some people, it is recommended that it be started at a dosage of 200 mg twice daily for the first two days, increased to 400 mg twice daily on day three, then to 400 mg three times daily on day ten, and finally to the full dosage of 400 mg four times daily after twenty days. Treatment for severe depression requires higher doses. Unipolar patients are given 800 mg or 1600 mg per day.
Avatar m tn Also, should mention I take cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression and anxiety, but I also think it's helping the neuropathy too. I know Cymbalta is used for pain as well. So could be the combo that is doing the trick.
886699 tn?1270783344 I will be staying on the mestinon for now and if anything will potentially add lyrica or cymbalta for the neuropathy and whatever they can do for my POTS (I was put on Prozac years ago for fibromyalgia but so many newer / potentially more effective drugs have come on the market since then). If i can help with anything else, please just let me know - i'd be happy to hare my experiences further. Keep us posted on how it's going!
Avatar n tn This drug is effective in treatment of colon cancer, but has some side effects, including neuropathy. The treatment of platinum induced neuropathy is imperfect, and many patients continue to have many unpleasant symptoms. Gabapentin has helped you partially, but has also caused its own set of side effects in your case. Please consult a VA neurologist who may be able to optimise your neuropathy treatment. All the Best, and God Bless!
329495 tn?1212427782 what are you taking the Lyrica for....I take it for Neuropathy of the feet ...My Dr says anything over 300mg ...they give to people with shingles....maybe i need to see a Endor Dr...So far the 300mg are working...and i only take it after supper ...thats when my feet bother me the most..i use to get dizzy but not any more...I am the kinda of person that needs the higher dose of anything i take ...I have always been that way....thanks for the infor Barb...........
Avatar n tn However do we not have to give them some credit for currently conducting trials to get this drug out of the mix for treatment of HCV. My post here is not to minimize the way some folks are troubled by after effects of treatment and I am certainly not one of the so called naysayers of the harm they may cause.
522415 tn?1242941355 They are not sure if I have Fibromyalgia or neuropathy but I take Darvocet now and was on Percocet. They do nothing for the nerve and body pain. I only take them for the Migraines, and that pain doesn't compare to the pain in my legs. As far as meditation I've studied Martial Arts for 17 years, and as it is helpful - I am still having trouble copeing.
1323747 tn?1364810482 I was started on one Metanx tablet per day for autonomic polyneuropathy at the same time I was started on cymbalta. The 2nd day I noticed a taste in my mouth that was acrid and sickeningly sweet. After the third day and third dose the taste was overwhelming, my skin also emitted the same smell and my urine reeked with it. In addtion I have headache, some nausea and a pain in my right abdomen below my ribs. I know the supplement is supposed to help my neuropathy but I could not take it today.
Avatar n tn i also suspect some liver damage....this is unfortunate because i was taking cymbalta for neuropathy pain and it was working great...
Avatar f tn Thanks. I was looking for a bit more information. I am on Cymbalta 60mg in the morning and it is not working any longer. I have been on it for about 5- 6 years. I wanted to talk to my doctor about changing over to Effexor XR on an equivalent dose without tapering and wanted to know if this is possible. Can you tell me about your experience?
Avatar f tn and have been taking lyrica for over a year...for neuropathy and myelopathy and just recently diagnosed with FM... Thanks!
757597 tn?1315805412 If possible, you may wish to change over to Lyrica or Neurontin (if you are taking the Cymbalta for neuropathy or FMS symptoms). If you are taking it for depression, there are other antideps that don't have the potential of serious side-effects that Cymbalta does. Tramadol has less potential for addiction than other pain meds. There can be a psychological dependence, but the physical is also possible. When I discontinued it I had withdrawals for approx.
Avatar f tn Is the kind of pain you're talking about that you take the Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy? I know that is a common symptom of fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy has caused me some problems. Another member told me about some supplements that do help with neuropathy.
630344 tn?1280108583 Although I haven't had any testing for nerve pain, I do have symptoms of it and have family history with neuropathy. I do have muscle problems also and I take Cymbalta also, which I think can help with nerve pain also. Thanks for your reply.
Avatar f tn We just got back from a week in Cleveland for testing for my son. They confirmed POTS, autonomic neuropathy, abdominal pain, chronic nausea syndrome. They are not sure of the cause of the nausea. When they ran a 'stick' (for lack of a better word) over his left abdomin, it twitched and reacted. There was no reflex or reaction on his right side, where all of his abdominal pain is. This has piqued the doctors interest. Has anyone else, who experiences the abdominal pain, had this happen?
Avatar n tn Put me on very low dosage of Gabamtin (sic) and Hydroxyotin (sic) Then told me to get tested for diabetes in six months. My feet, especially left foot -- numb, cold painful toes, pain in the balls of both feet. It feels like it is starting to affect my hands. If not curable, is there a program to follow in order to live with it? Does it get worse? Can it subside? Physical therapy? massages? I teach high school and have to go to work in two months. Gotta get this under control.
209591 tn?1267418314 I have bloodwork done by my Rheumy, one diagnosed me with hypermobility syndrome, myoclonus, neuropathy and fibro. He prescribed the Cymbalta and the Lamictal for the Neuropathy & Fibromyalgia, and the Requip for the Myoclonus & RLS....He was more concerned with my Neurological conditionm, says the burning and tingling is a neurological condition....This sent me back to my second Neuro, because my first Neuro was a complete nutcase with the GOD syndrome....
Avatar f tn Tuck definitely can tell you about all of the different neuropathy medications out there as she, like many others on MH, has been battling problems with neuropathy for numerous years. I remember how excited she was when she discovered a medicine that worked for her nerve pain, Lyrica. She had relief for the first time in what seemed like years. But, as she told you it is expensive and can cause weight gain.