Thanks for the responses.
Mike, Does the combination of cymbalta and lyrica totally control your pain? What type of pain do you suffer with?
I have had rsd twice in two years, that turned into nerve damage. From having many different surgeries in the same foot and location I guess it got too tramatized. I have been going to pain mangmt for about two and a half years and they are getting to wits end with me. I do like taking those two meds. I usually take two lyricas and one cymbalta before bed. Then take one lyrica in morning. These two meds by no means take away my foot pain, but I think they are used as a long term thing and most beneficial after you have been taking them for a significant amount of time.(so they tell me!)
The dizzy headedness will go away eventurally. I was on it for several months, but after I built up to the right dosage I had an adverse reaction that I had to seek immediate medical attention for. I woke up to my face being all swollen up and my throat being swollen. If you read the liturature that comes with the medication..that is one of the very bad reactions. I had to quit the medication cold turkey. I hated doing that. It had helped my nerve damage from my c-spine surgeries and my pain from fibro to boot. I also take Cymbalta at a much higher dose than the 60mg that is suggested. I take 120mg. But I really don't see that it helps. Then again, I have not gone off of it in 3 years. I might think differently if I were to go off of it.
I also take tramadol for pain and if it REALLY gets bad I take norco once in a great while. Prior to my last c-spine fusion I was on oxycotin. So I guess the last fusion helped somewhat.
I am new to this group.
B R E N
Post Edited (CRPSpatient) : 12/23/2011 12:12:19 AM (GMT-7)