Anti-Depressants for Pain

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mintyamy
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
My PCP put me on Lexapro.  He said is proven that anti-depressants help with crohnic pain.  And with Crohn's and gastroparesis, I'm constantly in pain.  I was wondering how many of us are also on anti-depressants? And if you noticed a change?
23/female/NJ/diagnosed at 16 with crohn's/diahnosed at 23 with gastroparesis
pentasa/reglan/aciphex/folic acid/lexapro
resection surgery in '05
 
 


Mormor Vicky
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor put me on Cymbalta because of joint pain and anxiety 3 years ago. I noticed the very next day my knees didn't hurt when I got out of the car. I'm still on the med even though I don't have anxiety anymore since I've been able to retire from work and have considered coming off of the Cymbalta but I wonder if my knees will start hurting again.
Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril


broomhilda
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 2/1/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on Lexapro and about to switch to Cymbalta at the end of the month. I can't say the Lexapro has helped my pain because I also take weekly injects of Humira (which doesn't help my joint pain). I started both about the same time so I don't have a proper comparison of which drug did what. The reason I'm changing to Cymbalta is I am also a Fibro patient. My Rheumy advised me that the Cymbalta is often prescribed off label for diabetics to block pain in their feet. He feels this will help better than the Lexapro or Ultracet which I also take for pain. It is also non-narcotic. :) Always a plus.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones, Carpel Tunnel & POST-menopausal (Hurray)


springthyme
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on Savella for pain.  they say that it's not an anti depressant, but it works the same way!  I think that it helps some.  I like it better than Lexapro or some of the others.  I have had no side effects and some relief.  Although I would love more relief, I'll take what I can get!

broomhilda
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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I might add that Lexapro has shot the heck out of my husband and my sex life. We both take it. It's been suggested that Welbutrin is better about dealing with that nasty little side effect. However, Welbutrin makes me have weird dreams.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones, Carpel Tunnel & POST-menopausal (Hurray)


champagnekindofgal
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 221
   Posted 2/1/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Found little to no relief with Amtrytipline or Lexapro.

35mg of Nortrytipline has done wonders for my fibro and CD pain ... use very little to no break through pain meds any more ... yeah!
Diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera    Imuran (6MP) kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
 
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - put back on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosis hemorrhoid.
 
 
 

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