I was also wondering if anyone can tell me if the lyrica should have helped on the first dose and if I shoud continue to try it or if I should just switch back to the neurontin. Is the lyrica something that takes days to get used to?
Also I am very disconcerted over the fact that he gave me a crapload of cymbalta and asked me if I had ever been treated for anxiety or depression. I shared that the baby was depressing and my choice was regretted sadly but after a couple of months that went away like I am hoping the physical pain will. I am not sure the cymbalta will help me if I am not depressed. Does it do anything for pain?
I would give the lyrica a couple weeks to get the full effect you will get from it.
Cymbalta is used for pain control as well as depression. A lot of PM doctors go by the fact that if you have chronic pain then you do have or will develop depression. This is why Cymbalta was made to have a medication that can treat both.
I would definitely try it as it could be the medication that helps you the most. With pain it is a trial and error game you just have to keep trying different things until you find what is right for you.
It took a month for me to feel the benefits of Lyrica. It REALLY helped my fibro! But the first couple of weeks I had side effects so intense I could barely worked. That all went away. But do give the Lyrica time.
i will just add another yes it takes a little time for some. It works well for my Chronic pain as an adjunct to other meds. And keep looking and trying new things---even "weird" things like breathwork and meditation. Good luck in your journey. OM
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