Cymbalta for pain relief

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Avatar f tn I took Cymbalta for depression, however, I noticed a relief in pain of FMS with my first dosage. I discontinued it when I began taking Ultram (as they sometimes do not mix well). Anything that requires a prescription will come with certain needs to try the medication to see how it works and weigh if the difference in pain is significant enough for them to continue taking, as compared with the side-effects. What helps one, may not help the other.
4186651 tn?1357834557 A pain program I went through a few years ago put everyone on cymbalta (an anti-depressant that was found to work for chronic pain). I know that lots of people find relief with it. Personally, I was unable to tolerate it. It gave me migrane, vomiting, and non-stop crying. I only made it a few days before I stopped taking it.
Avatar f tn I am sure that u made your decision long ago, but I just want to note my experience for someone else's future reference. I took it for depression & fibromyalgia (chronic pain all over the body, which also makes wearing clothing uncomfortable often). I was on it for about 5 months & weaned myself to 30mg from 60mg because I got kicked off of Medicaid, and put on Medicare, having to pay a lot more out of pocket than I can handle.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I was on cymbalta for a little while. It really helped me with the pain but its side affects kept me from taking it any longer. I started with headaches everyday then my neuro took me off of it and said that headaches are not something he wants me to have. I do take lyrica and it helps take the edge off of the pain. I hope he finds some kind of med that will help you. The gabapentin helped me for a while then stopped working so we increased the dose and it made me short of breath.
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 This week I will be starting a double-blind study to see if 30 mg is effective for FMS pain. I won't know for some time if I'm using the placebo or the actual Cymbalta. I am sensitive to medications and I am a skeptic, since I've done badly on everything I've tried before. I do more natural therapy than I do pharmaceutical. I guess I will also find out if this stuff will help with the number of and intensity of the chronic migraines, too.
922573 tn?1304102929 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. 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.
177382 tn?1253044740 I do have some depression as well not svere. Anyway, my doctor rx me Cymbalta. it was originally developed for people with neuropathic pain from diabetes. I had terrible back pain, tingling in my toes that drove me crazy all night long, and pins and needles feelings in my lower legs and feet. Cymbalta saved my life, I tried paxil it made me feel like I was in a daze i was not myself i could hear myself talking very slowly but it didn't seem like it was me talking. It was weird.
4753943 tn?1359938169 Depending on what KING of back pain you have, Cymbalta is an excellent choice. It is especially effective for neurological related pain. All doctors handle the transition from one med to another differently. I personally feel the most optimal way is to SLOWLY and gradually taper down the Effexor until you are on a fairly low dose, then start adding the Cymbalta (also at a low dose), then simultaneously taper the Cymbalta up, while tapering the Effexor down...
Avatar f tn I just startd taking cymbalta nothing yet just dry mouth
639385 tn?1266214505 After a couple years of being on this med, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Then, Cymbalta was introduced as a med for people with Fibro. Well, if it helps with reducing the effects of pain, I am much worse than I thought. I have been on 120mg for several years, and I am now out of work with pain/Fibromyalgia and depression that just won't lift. I was reduced from 120mg to 90mg to try and slowly get me off of the Cymbalta. Within a few days, it threw me into an uncontrollable crying mess.
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...
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 n tn My doctor had prescribed me Cymbalta for nerve pain, as I suffer with Degenerative Disk Disease and Sciatica. I found it helped a bit, but haven't taken it since the end of 2008, as I got pregnant. I found that it made me a bit tired in the beginning, but my body soon adjusted. If I recall, it took about 3 weeks before it was really noticeable as effective. Good luck with it.
1577364 tn?1296693384 Hi, I have a few things I use for pain relief. Lyrica,Cymbalta, Ciprlex are the 3 main drugs. I also have IMS, massage and Osteopathic treatments done regularly. Have you tried any of these?
611606 tn?1315521367 I am thinking of going off the Cymbalta, which I hate to do because there is Finally some relief from Mind Blowing Pain. Also, I have been having awful sweats that soak my clothes to where I have to change my dresses, (not an easy task) Mama always helped me get dressed. This just started this week. Since I have a history of anorexia I can't afford to lose my appetite, which I have had for several days. My vision is still not normal for me.
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 m tn I take 2000mg Gabapentin for Neuropathic pain Relief qid(8000mg daily) and 60mg of Cymbalta daily. I have a broken spine due to my service related injury incurred while serving in the Canadian Forces Regular Forces(Army). I take care of three young children while my wife is at work. I am in a level ten pain 24/7. The Gabapentin gives me a couple hours of level 8 pain in the afternoon. Any suggestions?
186166 tn?1385262982 and is VERY expensive! I was told that there are pain relief properities in Cymbalta so you are right on the money! I'm really pissed that I can't try it but you know how the Ins Industry is. Practicing medicine w/o a license!!!!! Very frustrating! Have a good day Kim!
Avatar f tn My doc wanted me to try Cymbalta for the same reaons, as it is supposed to work on Seratonin balance AND adrenaline....Not sure how that manifests in pain relief. I took them for almost 3 months, really really wanting them to work. They DID NOT WORK, on anything really....I chose a different route for depression and that was to dig deep psychologically to address the root issues...I still take the Norco, but no ADs.......
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 n tn My doctor wants to put me on Cymbalta for depression, anxiety and pain. I have read some bad things about it on the internet and a couple of good things. I really need some feedback before I start taking this drug. If any of you take this and don't mind telling me about your experience I would be MOST grateful. Thank you!
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.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I already have clonazepam, restoril,gabapentin,morphine for pain,weening off the prednisone and staying on the plaqunil for the lupus. I am glad to hear that it is probably the drug and not me.
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 Is there any truely non narcotic, non-addictive pain relief that works for moderate to severe muscularskeletal pain??
Avatar n tn I take a very similar set of meds. I have suffered for years with chronic pain and my doctor added 25mg of Zipsor (anti-infam). It really makes a difference for me. When my pain gets really loud I take a Zipsor and it really takes the edge off. It has really helped me continue to work. My doc used to prescribe Toradol and it worked great, but because Toradol is so rough on the stomach they would only prescribe 3 days one time every 3 months. I am able to take Zipsor every day.