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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My pain in my legs have been off the charts, and my pysch doc wants me to try Cymbalta on trial basis for 7 days at 60mgs, he says it's safe to take with Zoloft 100mgs has anyone had this combination before and if so what was the outcome good or bad i would like to know before i start taking this med. At first i thought the leg pain was because i was going through a withdrawel from Tylenol #3 which i got a refill for today and have taken some and still have the same pain so i doubt that it is a withdrawel thing. Anyway they ache, burn swollen, have cold and hot feelings cannot walk from the couch to the kitchen without being in pain and legs feeling very tired like. Been crying off and on for 2 days now because of this not sure what to do???? The hospital is close by and i keep saying i am going to go but i am so hard to fight this but maybe it;s time for doc;s opinion. Anyway please respond and thanks in advance to whom ever wishes to reply Thanks Twiggy2.

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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

I can't help you on the med thing, but I do know that they use cymbalta for fibromyalgia pain sometimes.  I am curious though why you had to take the tylenol 3's.  Did you have an injury to your legs?  Sometimes pain goes along with depression.  Also the tired feeling.  I hope that you find some answers.

hugs, Karen

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   Posted 4/1/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, came over from chronic pain forum. Long story, but I have had chronic pain for years now, on a bunch of stuff, one being Prozac. I work in health care and some of the doctors I work with said they have been told (by pharma reps I found out later) that Cymbalta "works better" for pain relief. I asked my MD who manages my pain, and it's his specialty, if I should switch to Cymbalta and he told me that he keeps on hearing that Cymbalta works better on pain, but in his personal practice experience he doesn't see it--so I stayed on Prozac. My suggestion would be for you to explore this for yourself, the first question would be what evidence do you have that Cymbalta is better at pain relief and you don't just want studies paid for by the pharma company. The other thing, which is probably more important is, you have only had, although bad, pain in your leg for several days now? Or has it been longer? Anyway, you should really look into the source of the pain, did I see your psychiatrist want you to try cymbalta for the leg pain? Has any other doctor exam your leg issues? If you have questions, try catching me on the CP forum, I'm there most of the time.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks will move back over to chronic pain. I usually post there being as i know that sometimes pain and depression sometimes go together i am slowly starting to realise the connection which may or may not be a good thing. Well please feel free to still reply and will try to stay in one spot LOL. take care and thanks. Biglucy i have posted in CP forum thanks.
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