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1bucfan
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   Posted 5/16/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor put me on 30mg of Cymbalta last week for nerve pain.  Have any of you tried this?  If so, what was your experience? 
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 5/16/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 60mg for depression. I noticed a big difference within a couple of weeks. No side effects. I don't have nerve pain, so I'm afraid I can't help you there.
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   Posted 5/16/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Cymbalta a couple of years ago for my depression it worked fine for a little while and then I started craving chocolate and put a lot of weight on.
 
Also keep a watch for becoming more depressed. I did that after long use.
 
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1bucfan
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   Posted 5/16/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your quick responses. I am not on it for depression so I hope it wont cause me to be depressed. I am actually on it for a lot of pain. I can barely sleep due to the pain but the last couple of nights I have finally slept a bit. I am hoping this helps and that I don't develop any side effects other than the bothersome dry mouth that I have noticed since taking this. I normally carry water with me and drinks lots and lots of it. Maybe I will chew gum - that may help with the dry mouth, eh?

Patty- I am so glad that it has helped with your depression.

Veronica - I am sorry it made you crave chocolate so much and even more sorry that you then became more depressed. I hope you are much better now.

Thanks again.
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ocean1
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   Posted 5/16/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   

What is Cymbalta?  Is it a pain killer or antidepressant?  Never heard of this one.  I hope it helps you with your pain.

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   Posted 5/17/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Lyrica for nerve pain and it makes my fatigue worse although its great for the pain. Are you noticing whether the Cymbalta makes you more tired or fatigued? I would love to get off the Lyrica, especially since it costs a fortune.
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   Posted 5/17/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My understanding of Cymbalta is that it is an antidepressant but it is also being used for pain such as nerve pain. I tried it shortly after it came out and I didn't have any luck with it, but I found out that I get some of the weird and rare side effects from most antidepressants so I can't take them. I tried several to see if they would help some with pain and energy levels. I know that some people have great results with Cymbalta and have even heard that some people report that they have more energy while taking it.

1bucfan, I really hope you get good results from Cymbalta and that it helps to control your pain. I take neurontin for some peripheral neuropathy and it works pretty well and helps me sleep.
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1bucfan
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   Posted 5/17/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am no longer taking Cymbalta.  I took it for 5 days and was told to immediate quick taking it when my doctor realized I am allergic to it.  I had dilated pupils for 5 straight days, was not sleeping well, had the most horrendous headache and my bp was sky high, my vision was fuzzy and I was having trouble talking.  I hate that I am allergic to it - because I was so hopeful that it would help with the nerve pain.   I hope that anyoone else taking this will have much better results from it.
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