Cymbalta vs lyrica 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 do...my 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...
193953 tn?1272078626 Keep the faith, and by the way, Lyrica has worked very good for me. Its not a cure all for my neuropathic pain but its dependable, has helped me a lot. I take it 45 mins before I get out of bed, I go back to sleep quickly so I dont feel the extreme pain from moving. When my second alarm goes off 45 mins later I can get up and walk to the bathroom without falling, crying, pain from inhaleing deeper and expanding my chest. Instead I just moan a bit LOL till I ajust to amblitory mode.
630344 tn?1280108583 I still have a ton of pain, quite unbearable, but when I stopped the Lyrica for 2 weeks (i ran out) I found that my pain was through the roof--so it must help somehow. I have the burning type of pain in my neck and cramps everywhere else. *just an FYI for Cymbata: I was put on Cymbalta a year ago. I thought everything was fine. Then as soon as I tried to stop it (because of another reason) I went through a VIOLENT withdrawal. I didn't think those could happen so soon....
Avatar f tn I have had Thyroid problems for nearly 30 years, and Fibro for about 23. Taking Cymbalta and Lyrica with a fairly mild muscle relaxer, and can mostly function. Can't say all is rosy, but at least I can do most of what I need to do for my day.
Avatar f tn I am planning to replace my morning dose,75mg, of Lyrica with the Cymbalta and keep up with the evening dose and see if that helps. If the nerve pain comes back I will definetly up the Lyrica again tho. It has been a Godsend to me! I still feel like I am 90 somedays, I am 49, but I am not bedridden on Percocet and muscle relaxers like I was before the Lyrica! Good luck and God bless!!
Avatar f tn CYMBALTA HAS BEEN A GOD SENT FOR ME, IT HAS HELPED MY NERVE PAIN AS I GET BURNING IN MY FEET AND HELPS MILDLY FOR SOME PAIN AS DOES LYRICA I TAKE... I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY WITHDRWAL EFECTS FROM IT AND I TAKE 60MG MORNING AND 60MG NIGHT. THE ONLY TIME I EVER WENT OFF IS WHEN I FORGOT IT ON VACATION ONE TIME BUT I WAS FINE WITHOUT IT. AS WITH PAIN MEDS ON THE OTHER HAND, NOW THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY....
372680 tn?1228165210 3 times a day), then added a fourth Lyrica when some nerve pain got worse. I had started on these meds for Restless Leg Syndrome, but have found they do help my nerve pain. When I increased the dose, it made me more sleepy at bedtime for a couple of days, and then I adjusted. I have trouble getting quality sleep, and find that 5 mg. of Ambien helps some with that.
432223 tn?1206552625 I have not taken Neurontin, but I have recently started taking Lyrica for nerve pain after neck surgery. I feel the Lyrica was like a miracle for me. My pain was cut at least in half and my quality of life has improved dramatically. I'm taking almost no narcotics now, so I have my sharp mind back. I have not yet had any side effects from the Lyrica, but of course everyone is different.
1179332 tn?1297482590 I've tried to use both of the above but I was unable to overcome their side affects. I use Cymbalta now for my Fibro and nerve pain. It works pretty well for me. I can definitely tell a difference when I'm on it. Only your doctor will be able to tell you if Cymbalta is OK for you. She may prefer another treatment altogether. I'm sure that other forum members will be along soon to give you better advice than I. Again, Welcome!! And good luck.
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 am wondering if there is another med for nerve pain besides Lyrica and Neurontnin? I have tried both. I am taking 200mg of Lyrica 2x a day right now and I feel like I have a 9 volt battery stuck to my tongue. I have 8-10 other random hot needle spots right now among tingling and other typical annoying parasthesias. I did just finish a steriod treatment and have trouble coming down from it.
Avatar n tn The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Avatar f tn admitted to hp 3 times for that in last month..so now im on a big mag dose of meds..for the pain i see a pain treatment dr that has me on oxycontin 30mg twice a day and perkaset 10 4 times a day along with neurontin valume kolonipin furioset i take a shot of immatrex as needed but only allowed 3 shots a month..this may sound weird but one thing that helped me big time was changin my bed..wife and i bought a sleep number bed..its two seprate mattress but there put togethr.
Avatar m tn NA) and Cymbalta (generic: NA) are good medications to try to help with this pain. Opioid medications may still be helpful to you but their effectiveness on nerve pain is limited; however, they may provide some additional meaningful relief due to synergistic effects. A muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory are helpful too.
522415 tn?1242941355 Look, I am taking Opana ER, Percocet, and Lyrica for pain and that doesnt include all the other meds for all the other symptoms... It is alot and I dont take it lightly. I take it to try and survive this ****. Dont let the non-understanding people make you feel guilty or bad about taking the meds that YOU think you need. Nobody else is in your body but YOU!
Avatar n tn Some newer medications (Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Keppra) have shown great promise in treating neuralgia pain, which can be hard to treat, even with powerful narcotics. Your doctor may want to consider one or more of these instead of older medications with more serious side-effect profiles.
Avatar f tn A psychiatrist could help you with medications for depression. Yes, a visit to the pain physician would be very helpful for nerve blocks etc. Take care and keep me posted.
Avatar n tn Hi, do many people with tmj have localized headaches on one side? Do they also have ear pain and pain behind the eye? I find these symptoms weird for tmj. It worries me. I just want to make sure it is nothing serious. do you think it is? Also I always have a stiff neck. Thank you!
Avatar m tn I have chronic interstitial cystis and vulvodynia and IBS probelms. Basicly severe pelvic pain....muscle pain and nerve pain. It's hell. I have taken all non narcotic pain meds and mucles relaxers, lyrica, nuerontin, elavil and nothing works. I am supposed to go to PT to help stretch out those muscles down there. I hope it helps but I heard its very painful. They only have one PT that specializes in that area in Louisiana. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Most non-opiate pain medications are designed to treat different types of pain - knowing what kind of pain you are experiencing would be helpful. Lyrica is often RX for neuropathic pain - which covers a wide variety of pain producing conditions but not all. Gabapentin is similar to Lyrica but less costly. I could list other meds but again it's dependent on the type of pain. Opiates can be addictive - but the numbers are very small.
1474625 tn?1371100679 I was prescribed vicodin and then oxycodone for back problems and sciatica. When I finally told my doctor that I was done with the pills he prescribed neurontin for nerve pain. I stopped the opiates and started the neurontin. It did take the edge off quite a bit. About the only symptoms I experienced was anxiety and the chills. I had a little lethargy but nothing compared to full blown withdrawals.
Avatar f tn they r not the recommended pain choice for fibro...lyrica or neurontin is//as of late cymbalta added to this list...neurontin is what i take now///lots safer...
Avatar n tn To be honest, after a few visits insurance stopped paying and I didnt see any results for the pain. I asked about pain meds and chiro explained that he was not of authority to write prec's(?) I just wish I could find something to stop the pain. Do you have difficulty inhaling and exhaling with the pain upon waking? Thanks again - God bless.
Avatar n tn Motrin experiment added no relief so I'm now taking Lyrica and Cymbalta for pain. So far, I am not impressed with results. I also power walked 5-9 miles per day. I only go on the weekeneds now with my husband as my neck muscles get so tight that it makes me wheeze and the nerve irritates my vocal cords. Yes, it is a nerve being pinched, compressed or something and it's the creepiest feeling ever. I can't believe I have endured it this long!!! My normally half dead BP is through the roof.
Avatar n tn because of the swelling i have they are finally taking me serious, and i am goin in soon for a bone scan with contrast. i do get nerve pain down my spine but the worst pain is not nerve type pain. i hope you u keep telling us what happens as time goes on.
Avatar n tn Treatment also includes medications for neuropathic pain including Neurontin, Lyrica, Elavil, Cymbalta, Topamax, Effexor, etc. Given your history of suicidal thoughts, I would also recommend that you see a mental health profesional to help you cope with the stress this has placed on your life. I hope this has been helpful.
217229 tn?1192766004 Hiya lady! My hubby is on Cymbalta for trigeminal (head/ face nerve) pain that mimics cluster headaches. it seems to be working so far...It has a lot of really horrible potential side effects, but so far, it seems to work...He was cautioned not to use alcohol or any other seretonin inhbiting meds with it..When he was first put on it, he was taking Topamax and Imitrex just before and had a Seretonin syndrome develop...So, if you start shaking, feel jittery and have bad insomnia, it may be that...
Avatar m tn give lyrica a fair try ---it has worked well for me for nerve pain-----lessens not ends the pain....one more tool for your "pain-kit".....
Avatar n tn Yet, I've not found an explanation for all of my pain. Working on my feet in retail, the pain began shooting up into my calf, then up in the muscles surrounding my knee, and now moving up into the inside of my thigh. When the pain is at its worse, it generates from top of my foot all the way up into my thigh. It swells on a daily basis and feels as though there is a 20lb weight wrapped around my leg.
2107676 tn?1388977459 I have recently read that Effexor (venlafaxine/generic) is being used more and more for chronic nerve pain versus the anti-seizure meds like gabapentin and lyrica because it helps with pain and spares the memory. My prayer for you, Miss Pattie, is that once your opiate receptors are free for awhile and heal...that the pain will lessen (after initally rebounding) and the Effexor and Pregabalin you are taking will bring you some much longed for relief.