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1bucfan
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   Posted 5/16/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you tried Cymbalta?  My doctor put me on 30mg last week.  I have only taken it for 5 days now.  If you have ever taken this, please let me know your experience.
 
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~Laurie 
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chilkootpass
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   Posted 5/17/2007 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I take 30 mg have for over a year and I can tell the diffference when not on it. It does help me sleep not so much nerve pain at night. Also it does help me with the depression I get from not being able to do all the stuff I use too. Renee
RA,chronicpain,asthma, allergies and back/neck injury and diabetes. Hubby has Alz,diabetes,epilepsy back injury with chronic pain.


chilkootpass
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   Posted 5/17/2007 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I did however feel I bit shall we say strange for the first 3 days when I first started it.

1bucfan
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   Posted 5/17/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I am no longer taking Cymbalta. I took it for 5 days and was told to immediate quick taking it when my doctor realized I am allergic to it. I had dilated pupils for 5 straight days, was not sleeping well, had the most horrendous headache and my bp was sky high, my vision was fuzzy and I was having trouble talking. I hate that I am allergic to it - because I was so hopeful that it would help with the nerve pain. I hope that anyoone else taking this will have much better results from it.
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 MVP, Chronic Bladder & Kidney infections(including stones) since 1983, Hypothyroid since 1997
SLE & RA since 2002
 Meds: Armour Thyroid, Arava, Plaquenil, Celebrex, Remicade, Nasocort, Astelin, Allerx, Detrol LA 


chilkootpass
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   Posted 5/18/2007 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
sad     So sorry I hope they find something that may work for you.. Having nerve damage is so very terriable to deal with I have had severe problems for years so I can sympathize with you. Renee
RA,chronicpain,asthma, allergies and back/neck injury and diabetes. Hubby has Alz,diabetes,epilepsy back injury with chronic pain.


babybloo
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   Posted 5/23/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Ask about Neurontin or Lyrica: specifically designed to help people with nerve pain.
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Keah
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   Posted 5/23/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry that you are allergic to the Cymbalta. I've been on it for about a year and have had great results both with managing my pain and alleviating the depression that goes along with pain. I started on 30mgs for a week or 2 and then bumped up to 60 mgs.

I'd agree that you should discuss othr options with your Doc. Many have good results with the Neurontin and/or Lyrica and there are other antidepressants which may help. Elavil comes to mind, but there are a few that may help with nerve pain.

I hope you find your way to relief soon.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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