My doctor started me on duloxetine. If anyone else has experience with this... How long is it supposed to take before it helps?

My doctor started me on duloxetine. If anyone else has experience with this... How long is it supposed to take before it helps?

They have no idea if I have fibromyalgia or not. But they're just trying this to see. I'm just wondering, when am I supposed to feel better if this med is supposed to help? What's been anyone elses experience? It's basically cymbalta. I only see results for energy, appetite, mood, etc but not pain on a Google search. They did not want me to come back in X amount of time for a… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was on cymbalta at one time and did not notice much improvement. I've been on Gabapentin for about a month or so and have noticed many more groggy mornings after 8 hrs of sleep. Not a great side effect.

posted 4 months ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I've noticed more of a brain fog lately, might be the Gabapentine affecting me

posted 4 months ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Just curious what level of dosage are your doctor's recommending for your pain . Are the dosages different between America and Canadian suggested levels .I couldn't cope on high levels wonder if less would have helped. Basically they block the flow of our neurotransmitters. I just don't know what's better. Take care my fellow chronic pain sufferers.

posted 3 months ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Agreed

posted 3 months ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I take 300mg Lyrica every 12 hours. If I don’t stay busy doing something, I may as well forget it and go to bed. My brain is mush. Still doesn’t take care of the pain.

posted 4 months ago
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