anyone tried Cymbalta for pain?

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   Posted 3/29/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My pcp gave me Cymbalta for aches and pain, I told her I didn't want any vicodin and darvocet, they made me fell high, awful feeling.
Last time I took them was last yr. First time I took Cymbalta I woke up a couple hrs later w/a stomach pain and nauseated, in morn. stomach felt lots of pressure. This was diff. frm my reg. stomach pain. I took again a second time this week, same thing happened. Has anyone experienced this b4? I've stopped that med. I only took cause I thought it may help aliviate my mind because I've been stressing re: my 16yr old daughter, she's being real rebellous.

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   Posted 3/29/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sunshine. I have never tried it but I just wanted to say you may be allergic to it. It sounds like it to me. I'm sorry you are having problems with your daughter I know stress is just aweful with this disease.

I hope you can get something that works better for you.
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   Posted 3/29/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   


I take Cymbalta for pain, also, only I haven't noticed it helping too much.  I don't seem to have any side effects from it either so I would recommend you call your doctor and let them know.  It does sound like you are either allergic or at least have a sensitivity to it.

Hope you feel better,

Mary Ann tongue

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   Posted 3/30/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried Cymbalta briefly and I had a bad reaction to it. It turns out I can't take most antidepressants due to severe reactions. I would agree that you are experiencing some kind of sensitivity to is and should probably talk to your doctor about it.

Take care
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   Posted 3/30/2007 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunshine.  I tried cymbalta a couple of years ago and I didn't have a bad reaction, but like Mary Ann it didn't help my pain.  No effect.  Right now I'm managing my pain with celebrex, flexeril and arthritis tylenol every 8 hours, not to mention my multitude of psych drugs, plaquenil and methotrexate.  I hope you find something that helps! (Hugs)
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Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, prozac, wellbutrin, flexeril, celebrex, lisinopril, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, advair, actos 
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