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... Hi Rich, Hope your feeling ok! My neuro just gave me Cymbalta for my small nerve polyneuropathy. I was Dx with the skin punch biopsy, still no cause! Are you still taking Cymbalta? ... (7 replies)
... My Doctor just prescribed Cymbalta to aid in the nerve pain since Gabapentin doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot. I knew Gabapentin could cause swelling, but it is just in the one foot, not both so I wasn't sure. ... (7 replies)
... I've been taking the Cymbalta for about two weeks now, and I didn't see many side effects. I take 30mg 2x a day. ... (7 replies)

Jul 25, 2012
... I have taken Gabapentin since I was diagnosed with SFN over 3 years ago. I only take 300 mg 2 times a day. In the beginning it made me very tired, but that effect wore off. ... (30 replies)
Cymbalta Helps SFN
Apr 17, 2012
... I want to share my latest experience with Cymbalta in hopes it helps someone else. I had taken Cymbalta for close to 3 years, ever since I was diagnosed with SFN. ... (3 replies)
... I am now a big fan of Cymbalta and wanted to share my expience. I had been taking it along with Gabapentin for over 2 years now for the pain associated with my SFN. ... (1 replies)
Thalamic pain
Jan 26, 2013
... It's my understanding (and experience) that ordinary pain killers are frustratingly ineffective with our condition. Better results will be had with with tricyclic or SRNI anti-depressants, such as (in my case) amitriptyline, prestiq (or, perhaps, the less expensive effexor, or the widely advertised Cymbalta), gabapentin (or its more expensive brand name Lyrica), and... (3 replies)
... ask as well. I have SFN and I tried gabapentin for nerve pain, but it made me very dopey. ... (2 replies)
... He is takes hydrocodone, which he rarely uses, Lyrica, Gabapentin, and some other muscle relaxer. He started 30 mg Cymbalta a week ago, to increase to 60 mg. Now all he does is sleep. That may be good as he doesn't notice the tingling, etc. ... (8 replies)
... Well let's start from the top...My hernia causes bloating when I eat, and if the bloating is really bad I do have shortness of breath until some of the food or most of it is digested...My digestive tract moves slow sometimes, which is probably from the neuropathy, and I take reglan for that. I take a 30mg dose of Prevacid in the AM that helps with acid control for my GERD and... (6 replies)
... A few months ago I was just beginning to fall asleep when I felt a funny feeling in my big toe, right side, under the covers. I thought, gee, did I bump my toe or what? From that night on, there's been a gradual onset of what a podiatrist told me might be peripheral neuropathy, as some of us age. Yes, the burning, numbness, and just an overall feeling of what the heck is... (6 replies)
... Hello - this post is actually about my dad. He's not tech savvy so I'm taking to the boards. He's had chronic pain for over a year now, he is 67 years old. It manifests as a horrible burning sensation in his lower back but can travel down into his groin and leg area. He is currently on Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Cymbalta, Gabapentin. If he's on all the meds, his pain is a 5... (6 replies)
... Hi Jay You need proper medication - Cymbalta, Gabapentin or Pregablin (Lyrica) are all effective. Speak to your GP and see what he/she recommends or get a referral to a consultant neurologist. Best Wishes Holton (: (5 replies)
... Hi, I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in August of 2012. I was put on Gabapentin and Nortriptylene. I am at 600 mg three times per day of Gabapentin and was only on 10 mg of notriptylene. ... (5 replies)
... fogginess to subside to where I feel nearly normal. Not sure how much the Gabapentin helped the pain, but what really helped was when I started Cymbalta. ... (19 replies)
Neurontin users
Mar 8, 2006
... or months. I finally now feel like I can think straight and am in a good mood considering. Even though they have a lot of the same side affets, it seems like the Cymbalta offets some of the bad side afects of the gabapentin, especially the depression and tiredness. ... (22 replies)
... Hi Ruby...and thanks for replying. Until last week I was taking 900mg of Gabapentin x3 daily(which my doc had me up from 600mg and he wanted me to take 1200 x 3) so this week I'm giving the 1200mg's a try(I didn't want to get sleepy since I work) and so far so drive home last night(which driving is a major pain for me)went better then a LITTLE less... (4 replies)
... had a screw loose until he did it to my feet and legs. I was shocked to find out that my leg is numb all the way up to my knee. At this time I am still on the gabapentin but my boyfriend had to stop taking his because his doctor put him on something else, so I was taking his 300 mg dosage which was making me feel a lot better. ... (4 replies)
... maybe your Dr would put you on a low dose of cymbalta and see what happens. ... (3 replies)
... Hi & thanks for your reply. I too have type 2 diabetes but have managed to control by diet so far. The neurologist suspects my neuropathy is genetic however I have very little family history. Mine is mostly effected by sugar and so it has to be diabetic. Kinda like the cart before the horse. Mild diabetes & severe neuropathy. I am also very effected by the barometric pressure... (2 replies)

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