I have been put on Cymbalta medication 60 mg at night to replace the 50mg of amitriptyline I was taking. I have taken it for nearly 2 weeks and there seems to be pros and cons. I also take 400mg of Lyrica a day.
The amitriptyline was giving me a good nights sleep, but was not overly helping the neuropathic pain once awake, it also left a really bad taste in my mouth and I found myself eating constantly, and piling on wieght.
The Cymbalta is not giving me that good night sleep I wake up around 1 -2 am find it difficult to get back to sleep and then I wake up again at 6am. This is leaving me incredibly tired through out the day, I tend to be dosing off around midday. I also can't eat anything before 1pm as it seems to make mr feel nauseous. On the plus side no bad taste in the mouth and it has really cut down the burning sensation I get in my limbs, and I'm not constantly eating.
I not sure what to do. My dr is away at the moment and then we coming over your side of the pond to visit Las vegas and I want to feel as well as I can for this.
I wondering if it is to do with the dose I'm on and altering that may sort it out.
Anyone had similar experiences of this?