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starting cymbalta today

babyruthbbabyruth Posts: 260
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Pain Medications
starting cymbalta today. this will complement my lyrica, hydromorph contin, alpha-lipoic acid, and vitamin d for my neurogenic pain. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. i gained loads of weight on the lyrica but am afraid to come off it. i was in the clinical trials for lyrica, which was particularly interesting.

i'd be interested in your thoughts on cymbalta, and particularly lyrica and cymbalta together. :?


  • Hi,
    I take both but i also started lyrica first. After about a week on cymbalta i woke up with hardly any pain. It lasted for about 2 weeks but then the pain came back but not as bad. I seem to accept my chronic pain better with cymbalta. I take 60mg of cymbalta and my dr. did not increase it because there are some double- blind studies that show that cymbalta is no more effective on higher does and ppl don't stay on it as long because of the side effects when given up to 120mgs. I surely hope it works for you. I did not gain weight on lyrica but i do stay on a strict diet and stay as active as possible even though it gives me more pain. I take 75mg of lyrica bid and take perc prn for pain. More lyrica than that makes me out of it. Love to hear about the study u participated in.

    Take care
  • I'm very interested to hear how you do on Cymbalta. I'm not on Lyrica, but am going to talking to my doctor about Cymbalta, so please keep us posted on how it works for you.

    Good luck.
  • I took Lyrica mainly for my neck I was getting sharp pains so my Dr. put me on Lyrica again while taking Cymbalta but it was for only a short time. I stopped taking Lyrica because of the weight gain I had before but let my Dr. know. I still have some Lyrica left over in case my neck flares up again. I hope they work for you. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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