Posted 1/29/2009 3:00 AM (GMT -6)
I've been on Cymbalta 30mg for 5 days for depression and nerve pain. I also take 500mg Gabapentin which I've been on for a year. Already, since starting the Cymbalta, my nerve pain is improved and I've stopped crying. My depression was all about my pain anyway so maybe that was always going to go if the pain went. My problem is that I'm suffering from some of Cymbalta's side effects but love the fact that my pain is better. I take it at bedtime with 300mg Gabapentin and sleep for 4-5 hours but then can't get back to sleep. I feel like I'm in a fog, very tired, thick head, not completely safe walking down stairs - generally not right. Is this just about lack of sleep? (when I just took Gabapanetin I slept 8-9 hours). Will I start sleeping with Cymbalta or will it always be this way? I know some people take it in the morning but, when I first take it I'm very drowsy for a while and I can't imagine being able to get to work and do my work if I took it in the morning. Any advice?