Cymbalta for arthritis pain

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Avatar n tn I was on Cymbalta for awhile, but it didn't work for me either. I am presently on Lyrica. I take 150mg a day. Yes it can cause weight gain, however if you eat right and exercise, you should be fine. Lyrica has been a big help for me and you should try it even if it is only on a trial basis.
630344 tn?1280108583 Now if I had to chose between Vicodin and Voltaren for the kind of pain I am in with my facet arthritis- hands down I would chose the Voltaren. And I am not going to take some "Crazy med" for pain that truly exists. That's the last time I will let a doctor put my on psych pills. I spent a whole week on the toilet- no thank you. And when I told her about it, she said she'd never heard of it before. Yeah right. And she had her little med assistants calling Cymbalta pain pills. WT?
Avatar f tn I have been in pain for years. No one could seem to find out what was wrong. I would have bad chest pains,like a cramp. I get cramps or tiwttes all over my body. I found out I have fibromyalgia. The Dr put me on cymbalta 60 mg. I went back and told him I was still hurting and felt drepress more, crying. He upped the cymbalta to 120 mg a day. I fell sad and dont feel like my self. I am still hurting but not as bad. Can someone help me please!
1627868 tn?1333889942 I'm currently on Cymbalta because I have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and depression. It helps with the pain but I was on Prozac before and it helped more with the depression.
Avatar m tn The treatment of arthritis has come a long way. You really should try again with a good rheumatologist. There are disease modifying drugs as well as immune suppressants that can be used to control and stop deterioration of the joints. It is common to get fibromyalgia in addition to arthritis so it is very possible you have both. While none of these are curable they can be controlled. It may take some trial and error to get the right mix of drugs.
Avatar m tn I have arthritis pain in many joints of my body, my feet especially. Is there anyone out there with the same issue, and is so, what have you taken to relieve the discomfort?
591546 tn?1244640145 Are you being treated with anything for pain? If not, go to the ER or a free clinic and get treatment. Pain can take on a life of it's own and become a condition in and of itself if it is untreated. Payment plans can be worked out, sometimes charities will help with costs. Talk to your doctor or hospital and see what they can do for you. Please let us know how you are doing and what is happening with you.
Avatar n tn My question is... everyone i talk to says that cymbalta will also help with the pain i have in my spine from herniated disc and arthritis and bone spurs. I dont know that Im depressed, I am just a panic in public and with sudden noises and movement puts me over the edge. Is it true about cymbalta? And does either give you weight gain?
Avatar f tn I was told this was my depression resurfacing and had to be on new meds. I was put on Xanax XR for the anxiety and Cymbalta for all the pain I was experiencing and my depression. With in two weeks I was feeling great again. This time, the only side effect I had, almost immediately, was being very lethargic in the mornings and that is from the Xanax XR (because I take it at night).
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.
924711 tn?1290270157 I am new to this site but not new to fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain. I used to take antidepressants for the pain only but have had to up the dosage for depression as well from having to live with the chronic pain. Cymbalta caused bad depression for me as well as my sister who lives with the same diseases. I moved over to Celexa and it has helped me get out of the depression. There are a lot to choose from.
Avatar f tn I'm taking zoloft and have for years... My doctor is thinking about switching me to Cymbalta... for fibromyalgia pain. Think it might help?
Avatar f tn ve been on cybalta orvduloxetine ascots called her for around 18 months for fibromialgia neuropathic pain and severe osteoporosis arthritis pain n supposedly to help depression, once the dose when up to 60mg twice a day, dizziness, extreme fatigue muscle n joint pain, altered taste brain fog, memory problems n a sore mouth n worse of all body sapping sweats n a feel-good being stabbed allover with Sharpe pins while being totally engulfed in a hot cold sweat problems it was supposed to be aleavia
719785 tn?1232905118 Hi I was diagnosed with FMS about 3 months ago. I have been in pain for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with Juvenile rheumetoid arthritis when i was maybe 10 and I'm now 39. Any way on with my question. The dr. put me on 30mg Cymbalta. I took it for 6-8wks with not much relief. However, it did make me more forgetful, clumsy, tired, etc. When I went back to dr with this info. they increased it to 60 mg and added ultram. It just made me more forgetful, clumsy and tired.
712802 tn?1274649085 We are working on the PTSD with some biofeedback. I don't recall if you mentioned you were on any pain meds for the disc surgery or arthritis, if you are they may be contributing to your fatigue, but it is doubtful the Abilify is since it tends to have stimulative properties. It is my opinion (and only mine) that Adderall (not the extended release) may help you more & is far less costly. I started out on 5mg, twice daily 1 at 8 am & 1 at noon if I recall correctly.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn My primary suggests Fibromyalgia so she put me on Cymbalta, but it hasn't made the pain or tingling go away or even alleviate it. Could I have Arthritis? or What? I need an answer or suggestion please help.
572651 tn?1333939396 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.
Avatar f tn Yo answer your question about Cymbalta, it was a wonder drug for me for pain once it was added to my normal medicine regimen. Thanks for listening. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. God bless you and keep you safe always.
Avatar f tn I don't understand that. If they're at a loss for answers, then what's the harm to give me a test for it? I also have other issues and have been sick going on 2 yrs. I've lost trust in the medical profession. My son is now 31 but when he was a toddler I noticed that he was hungry a lot and ate a lot but was losing weight. I took him to the doctor and they really didn't do anything. They took blood tests that came out normal. So the docs said it was psychological.
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 So even though I was upset with my boyfriend and stressed because my dad went into surgery today and I really wanted to just check out I went for a run instead and a swim. It helped for sure but what I really want is to deal with all of these things without having to withdraw at the same time. I feel bad for everyone who is going through were we to know getting away from a drug we didn't even use to get high could be so hard? Just like oxy withdrawal, I want it to be over....
Avatar n tn I experience pain caused by ao old back injury and arthritis. I just stopped taking Cymbalta which caused unpleasant side effects plus intense withdrawals. I was looking for an alternative and discovered Lyrica, but then I saw the warning about addictive behavior. I don't want anything that will cause that feeling to return ever again. Are there any fellow addicts out there who have had experience with Lyrica?
279234 tn?1363108849 Both contain synthetic compounds similar to natural cannabinoids and found to be effective for MS pain. In the US I believe Cesamet is approved by the FDA for chemo induced nausea but not for MS pain, so it may not be easy to get access to it. And as far as I know, Sativex isn't approved in the US. In US states where it is legal, natural may be the easiest to get, and perhaps is preferable to the pharmaceuticals.
Avatar n tn I was 90 mg of Cymbalta and 300 mg of Seroquel daily for 5 years and it had gotten to the point where my legs would just give out and I would fall and I was in pain I went off all the medications and the falling and weakness in my legs eventually stopped but I am still in terrible pain...
Avatar n tn I have been told that this medicine is good for Chronic Pain. I know it is also for use with people that have seizures. Could someone tell me how Neurontin has helped or hurt them. I have been taking it at night 300mg small dose for sleep and Chronic Pain. I dont want to go to a higher dosage until I research more. My doctor says this is a good helpful medicine. I just want to get more input. Thank you very much for your help. Shelly.
Avatar f tn Have you tried antiinflammatories for regular pain and toradol for bad pain? Many of the medication they prescribe for fibromyalgia is non narcotic , but I can't recall the names off hand. I know many are on nuerotin for pain, but not sure it thats addicting. I know I was not much help, but wanted to tap in to say CONGRATS on all those clean years. Hope you get some long term relief.
401095 tn?1351395370 Hi again, If the euphoria from the drug makes you feel like you are abusing it then opana is most likely the drug for you! Amph is totally correct about the pain at one time the doc's had to put me on cymbalta for a while until they found a combo of drugs that would work for me! Eventually the pain will make you go nuts if it isn't controlled and kept at a bearable amount!