I asked my doctor about
Cymbalta for nerve pain. He said he has to wqean me of of the Prozac that I'm taking (60 MG Daily) first, since Cymbalta is also an anti-depressant. So in 3 weeks I'll be off Prozac, but then my doctor wants me to wait an additional 4 weeks before starting the Cymbalta. He says that Prozachas a long half life and stays in your system for a long time after stopping it. I was hoping to be able to start taking Cymbalta sooner, since I know that it will take a while to build up in my system and I may have to increase the dose a couple times before I get any pain relief. That is if I get any relief from Cymbalta at all. Meanwhile, my pain is horrible the last couple nights especially...Horrible sleep...Being awakened with pain, etc. At least I've started the road to something that might bring me some relief. I hope you all are suffering a little less today. Take care and hang in there.
Herniated Lumbar Disks L5 S1, L2 L3
Herniated Cervical Disks C6 C7
Degenerative Arthritis Left Knee
Pes Planus Both Feet
Brachial Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve Pain in Arms, Hands, Back, Legs, Feet, Groin, Testicles