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Cymbalta

Cymbalta

Has anyone had difficulty in weaning off Cymbalta? My daughter went through hell for over a month with profound depression and fatigue, major mood swings, and extreme anxiety. It is our experience that the MINIMAL pain relief that is supposed to be associated with this antidepressant is not worth the side effects. One CRPS expert doctor (P. Choopra) says getting off Cymbalta is “brutal” and he finds it easier to get his patients off opiates than Cymbalta. I would use this drug only with extreme… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

So glad I refused it when my doctor insisted that I use it. I had heard so many horror stories about withdrawal that I said I would not go on it. Glad I… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Have Any Information On How Cymbalta Has Affected Them?

Does Anyone Have Any Information On How Cymbalta Has Affected Them?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I don't want to scare those not taking generic Cymbalta, but when I found out the original version was CAUSTIC outside of the capsule, I stopped taking… read more

posted 11 months ago

Cymbalta

Cymbalta

I need to know if this is a gaining weight medication!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

same with me and its a tricyclite. cant take anything as antihistimens ( allergic badly) cant take steroids either and no nsaids of any kind because of… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Is Anyone On Or Has Been On Zoloft?

Is Anyone On Or Has Been On Zoloft?

What was your experiences with this medication as this is what I’ll be put on after slowly weaning off of Cymbalta

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Zoloft or Wellbutrin are common exchanges for [[treatment:Cymbalta.:5744c4716b4dcc379e000aaa]].. It's so individual the way we each react. You do have… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

What Treatments Have You Tried For Neuropathy?

What Treatments Have You Tried For Neuropathy?

I have been told I’m on the only medication available to treat neuropathy. I currently take lyrica, cymbalta and generic tegretol. Does anyone know of any stronger or more successful treatments?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thanks have been off Cymbalta for 5 months now. Fibro kicking me now along with back pain and RA. See dr next Thursday so hope to find new treatments… read more

posted 4 months ago

Cymbalta

Cymbalta

I have been on this drug for 8 years now. first it was 1 per night, and the last 6 years its been 2 per night.
what are the long term effects of such a long term use.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was given Cymbalta ti help my sleep. It sure did that initially but began to make night time leg cramps worse. Hardest part was getting itvout if my… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I am on standard treatment. Pain meds, Cymbalta and Lyrica. They help but I cannot do normal daily activities without a great deal of pain. I would like to try medical marijuana but don’t know if that is possible in the state of GA.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Be careful. Here in CA if you Register you give up your rights to bear arms !! No way

posted 5 months ago

For Those Experienced With Cymbalta, What Are Your Thoughts About It?

For Those Experienced With Cymbalta, What Are Your Thoughts About It?

Thanks to the Facebook page "Cymbalta Hurts Worse", more people are able to educate themselves about this drug. Personally, I think it should only be used as a last resort after diet, exercise, safer meds, and treatments have failed. I take that back - I believe it should be thrown out due to the harm it has brought to the lives of so many people. If you are one of the few lucky ones that have had luck with it - that is wonderful! I still like… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was on Cymbalta for over 7 months. The side effects are HORRIBLE!!! I finally managed to get off of it but it took several weeks of decreasing it… read more

posted about 3 years ago

What Are The Options For Treatment For Fibromyalgia?

What Are The Options For Treatment For Fibromyalgia?

The doctors have me on the quadfecta of medications to treat fibromyalgia and all of its wonderful symtpoms, (baclofen, topiramate, cymbalta and lyrica), however, it has also caused me to gain almost 30 pounds in 3 months. I am now the heaviest I have ever been, which is making everything worse both physically and mentally. Does anybody have any alternatives either pharmaceutical or naturopathic?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I didn't notice how old or long this thread is. A lot of helpful thought on fibro. I've had most of the doctor part in place. PT or moving about were… read more

edited, originally posted 4 months ago