Cymbalta (Thread 159230)

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faith Says:
 
Has anyone been prescribed this medication for back pain?

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bonnie Says:
 
yes, i've been prescribed this medication but i haven't tried it as of yet. i am online searching for some answers myself before taking it.

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Chris Says:
 
Yes I hace this medication but not for my back pain. Im on it for depression, but it dont work for the pain or depression for that matter.

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Traci Says:
 
I just took my first dose today. Now doing research. I was prescribed for depression as well. (It's supposed to help me sleep, too) Sorry to hear that it isn't working for Chris! Hope it works for me.

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Jeannie Says:
 
I've been on Cymbalta for a month now,and it works great for me.Yes Cymbalt is the ani-depresant I've been looking for, for 30yrs now.Honestly,I have been on so many differant meds thru out the yrs and they all took care of parts of my depression.I'm Bipoler, and Cybalta seems to be taking care of all my mental and physical problems. I also have Fybromyalgia and it's helped w/ the pain some what...Cymbalta is the one for me...

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Kimalou Says:
 
I have been taking Cymbalta for a year now. Nothing and I mean Nothing has relieved my back pain ever like this . I am a new person thanks to Cymbalta.

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Donna Says:
 
I have been on Cymbalta for 2 months now, and it has made a world of difference for me. I have Fibromyalgia and depression. My depression is alot better and the pain is not as constant.

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Jeannie Says:
 
Donna, The same w/ me.I have Fybromyalia&Deep Depression,I've been on Cymbalta 4 about 5mo. now.God has honestly answered my Prayers thru Cymbalta.It has given me so much relief 4 both my Health Problems...Jesus Is A Live & Well...

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teri Says:
 
I have lupus and it helps with my arthritis but so far my depression isn't improving. how long does it take to notice any improvement?

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Irene Says:
 
I.ve been on cymbalta for 3-4 months now. No side effects I'm aware of and I take it along with a combo of other meds due to a spinal injury. This drug has helped a great deal for the pain I suffer. It is a pain reliever for some. My Dr. wanted to double the 60mg does but it's not approved yet for 120mg so my ins refused to pay, so I combo it with 800mg neurontin and i get thru the day. Good luck, I do recommend this drug for both depression and pain.

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Yolanda Says:
 
I just started with my first dose today and I'm taking it for back pain and a bulging neck disc. Have been looking a medication to give me some relief.

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Trixy Says:
 
I have been on cymbalta for quite a while now and it did help some but I didn't get the results I was hoping for. It was prescribed for me for anxiety and I just feel tired all the time. I recently stopped taking it and I have electrical shock waves floating through my head everytime I move from a sitting position or turn my head quickly. I can't wait till it is out of my system.

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Betty Says:
 
I have been on cymbalta for three weeks. I had a noticable improvement in my back pain within 24 hours. The Dr. recomends surgery requiring steel rods and plates. After being on the cymbalta for 2 weeks I have been able to stop taking pain medication. I have got more relief from cymbalta than I did from 3-4 darvocet per day. I also need a knee replacement, but the cymbalta has not helped the knee pain. My depression has also been helped. No side effects to date.

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lauren Says:
 
I just started taking cymbalta today and as you can see I can't sleep,feel all jittery,hyper and thirsty.I'm trying to get some relief from chronic pain and anxiety/stress is it worth staying on?

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Verwon Says:
 
Those effects may wear off as your body adjusts to the new med, but itwill take about 2 weeks or so.

I had no results from Cymbalta for either pain or depression, anxiety and OCD, but it has provided good results for some people.

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Cindy Says:
 
Cymbalta
Cymbalta is a great drug, yes it is for depression but it is also for nerve pain. Almost no side effects until I also started Lyricia.

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Wendell Says:
 
On my bottel it says DO NOT CRUSH, TAKE WHOLE. What happens when it is crushed? Does anyone know?

Thanks, Wendell

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Verwon Says:
 
It is a time release medication, if you crush it, you can end up with too much of a dosage at once and you risk severe side effects as well as overdosing.

Wow Cindy, I am so glad you are getting good results from it. I tried it for awhile and it didn't help me with anything, not my depression, nor my pain, so I had to go back to my Zoloft and onto narcotic pain management.

That is the way these drugs work though, they do not work for everyone, because they are only effective on certain types of nerve pain.

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Grace Says:
 
I was just prescribed cymbalta today for my fibramyalgia. I am hoping that it is the one that works for me. I am constantly in excessive pain d/t my FMS. Will find out in a couple of weeks if this is the right therapy for me.

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Verwon Says:
 
Grace, I know several people with Fibro, via chronic pain message boards, who have had good luck with these types of meds. Since they work directly on certain types of nerve pain, they can help significantly in your type of situation. It will take between 2 weeks to a month, though, before you see results and know if it will help you. Have you tried anything else yet, like Neurontin or Lyrica?

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Karen Says:
 
Yes, I take 60 mg daily for back and leg pain. I have noticed however that I have started to put on weight. Is Cymbalta the cause of the weight gain?

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