Cymbalta(Duloxetine) (in Canada)

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Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
scoolMy Dr. had been at a pain control seminar and in mid Dec. and put me on an anti-depressant called Cymbalta at 30 mg. for long term pain control. 6 days later my Morphine use  dropped in half, other than a 2 day flare up between Christmas and New Years from eating honey garlic chicken wings which I bought and today (I'm having another bad day but I haven't figured out the cause yet). If you have experience with Cymbalta would you please post how it went or is going for you? I'm cautiously optomistic about my results, anything that will reduce pain and pain meds is wonderful.turn

Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


AzJohnny
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   Posted 1/4/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know about Cymbalta but I'm glad it helped you so much. Effexor XR did much the same for me and eliminated all weather related pain for me for 2 years. I've made a note of Cymbalta to mention to my doc. I wonder if other antidepressants help others this way.

Btw I take morphine (MS Contin) for my back, what's yours for?
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I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC


Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/4/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
AzJohnny, I stopped oxycontin because my insurance won't pay for it. So instead of time released I use MSRI, Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release. The usual 4 hour duration. Effexor and Cymbalta are both SNRI anti-depressants. I'm on Remeron which is an SSRI and all the oners I've tried have all been SSRI"s.They either don't work afer awhile or have bad side effects.The Remeron seems now to have bad side effects for me so swithing to a different type may help me in 2 ways. I've never heard of using anti-depressants as pain control before this but online reserch seems to support it. So far so good!
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/4/2010 11:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh MSRI is for pain from Crohn's either Gut and back or joint pain. I can go without for joint pain but not the guts.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


jsk218
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   Posted 1/5/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a dr put me on cymbalta for a short time to prevent nerve pain when I had stress-induced shingles. Or maybe she just told me it was for the pain, and was really to get me to calm down. rolleyes
Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in Jan 2007, though sick since mid 90’s. Currently on Humira and Protonix. Have had success with Entocort and Cipro; negative experience with Methotrexate.


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   Posted 1/7/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been told bty a dew ppk on this that is des help with pain and has really helped them...rememver everyone is different and reactions to meds are different as well or can be...tk very good care of you...lyn
                          
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Valerie3
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   Posted 1/8/2010 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw my doctor on Tuesday and she was mentioning the possibility of putting me on antidepressants for chronic pain because she didn't want me to get addicted to painkillers. I haven't tried this myself, but my doctor said that they often give people antidepressants with chronic pain when they don't really know how to treat it.

medchrt1
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   Posted 1/8/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
you changed your morphine dosage...did you ever contemplate that the higher dose was helping you?
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