Cymbalta for nerve pain

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Avatar m tn 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 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...
Avatar n tn I have weined off cymbalta for a month cutting my dose in half then stopping. Is it normal to get some dizziness for awhile and what it that causedf from??
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 Cymbalta will help with nerve pain in higher dose's, im on 180mg per day for depression and pain, it works great with dep. and not real well for pain. But sometimes we do get pain from deperrsion. It can have an effect on sex somewhat. Give the cymbalta a try, keep your Dr informed as to any side effects you might have.
Avatar m tn told me to, gesh, I could try it once I guess when the craves hit me. I am also on Lyrica 50mg 3 times a day for muscle/ nerve pain. I sometimes take Remeron at bedtime if I need it to sleep. I do wish they helped me more for the pain-pain, ha. Other than otc pain meds, Excedrin, or aleve. I do have muscle relaxers like flexeril and a bottle of doxepin ( sinequan ) but I haven't taken either in a very long time, not even when I was in withdrawls, I guess I just was afraid to take them.
922573 tn?1304102929 I have multiple chronic pain conditions inducing fibro. I am assuming you have some type of nerve pain as the meds you have listed are used primarily in that area. I took neurontin but it did not provide good pain relief for me. I am taking Lyrica now and have responded much better. I have issues with depression and anxiety and have been on an SSRI for over a decade with good results. My PCP also wanted to try Cymbalta and titrated me off my SSRI and into Cymbalta.
1627868 tn?1333889942 BUT I do now take one 2mg diazepam at night which helps. Everyone I know who has taken long term medication for nerve pain seesm to end up with other medical problems. Sorry i know that doesnt help. cymbalta is used a lot for fibromyalgia patients so perhaps someone on their forum has used it. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I was tried on Cymbalta for treatment of severe pain and what they thought was depression, ummm hello! anyone in severe pain for years would be depressed seems a pretty normal reaction. I'd be worried if someone was giddy about it. ANNYYHOO . The Cymbalta gave me really wierd effects, jaw clenching twitchy feeling eyes rolling and crawly feeling on my skin. Dr said serotonin toxicity.
Avatar m tn still having some of the same problems, I see. You've only been on the Cymbalta for 4 days, you need to give it time to reach therapeutic levels before making any decisions about it's efficacy for you. As for the ache, if you discussed it with your doctor like I suggested, but it has returned, then by all means let him know it's back. It could warrant some further testing.
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!!!!!!
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.
186166 tn?1385262982 The first month, I thought - ok, I'm not sure I feel anything but i'll keep goin' (he gave it to me for the nerve pain) but then after a month and a half or so, I started getting all the negative side effects it listed. One I couldn't even describe in words until I went online and a bunch of people were discussing it. They all called it "brain zaps." You'll know it it happens to you... I tossed them after that happend a couple times...
1298907 tn?1272890088 Whether it was prescribed for depression/anxiety issues or for nerve pain I'm really interested in knowing how well people are experiencing actual results from it as far as pain relief is concerned & also how well it works for depression as compared to some of the other common anti-depressants such as zoloft, prozac, lexapro. I've tried all 3 of these, liked Lexapro the best.
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.
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!
1088430 tn?1259163373 I've been on 120mg of Cymbalta for almost 4 years. My PM Doc put me on it to treat horrendous nerve pain, which it does make a difference with. I was able to reduce (greatly!) the level of opiate based pain meds I was on as a result of the Cymbalta. BUT I was still working when I firts started it, and I felt it made me feel "Zombie" during the day, so my Doc switched me to taking both pills @night, which helped with the daytime drowsiness.
Avatar f tn Presently taking 60mg Cymbalta, for chronic lower back pain. Helping somewhat,for the pain, but not for the depression, or anxiety.Does anyone know,can an SSRI, be added,as a med for the depression/anxiety?
Avatar m tn Again I know that there are many other first line medicines for nerve pain that most of whcih Ive tried, neurontin, lyrica, amitrypilline, acupuncture and some others, but I dont want to go use any sort of opiate for pain. So has anyone who has taken klonopin who had some kind of nerve pain get any relief???? That is the question. Thanks.
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 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 ... after a few weeks on it, I started getting these weird "tweaks" on it - like I'd lay in bed, and I felt like I'd have this weird little body spasm/tweak. then I looked on some board about people's side effects, and a few people discussed the "brain zaps." when I read that - it was exactly what I felt, but couldn't put into words...
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 f tn I was put on it for nueropathic pain up my neck n down my arm. I have severe nerve damage. Cymbalta took all the pain away in my neck n some other nerve pain. I love it. It truely helped me. I also am on neurontin.
Avatar f tn had to stop taking it for other reasons but it seemed better in the weight gain area for me(although I believe weight gain is still listed as a side effect -- you'll have to check). It worked well for my nerve pain though :).
1218873 tn?1300094816 I have been put on Cymbalta medication 60 mg at night to replace the 50mg of amitriptyline I was taking. I have taken it for nearly 2 weeks and there seems to be pros and cons. I also take 400mg of Lyrica a day. 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.
Avatar n tn Hey Paula and welcome to the MS Forum. In response to your post I would like to say that the Cymbalta may take a bit of time to start showing you any relief. Many of us here suffer from this "Nerve Pain" and it is not pleasant but you may have to try a few different meds before you find the one that will work for that pain. I have tried topamax, neurontin, lyrica, tegretol and finally they tried elavil (amitriptyline) for the pain in my legs and it seems to have helped.
Avatar n tn (i may be wrong on the name, but its common for seizure, but also indicated for nerve pain) what else is there for nerve pain due to trauma?? note: i am allergic to morpheine (extreme high fever) i refuse to take codeine (knocks me out and wake up feeling like i am moving inside) sorry for the long setup, but i would greatly appreciate any responses and am more than willing to answer any questions.
Avatar m tn You did not state were your mom is experiencing her severe pain. I'm not a Doc. but to me it in deed sounds like a nerve pain called diabetic neuropathy! Diabetic neuropathy affects all nerves therefor it can also affect all organs. The blood flow is restricted do to the vessels which supplies the nerves. This is a very common illness that Diabetics can suffer from. Depending on how long your mom had Diabetes, that is how the treatment will be determent, which only a Dr. can do.