At my last appt., my dr. gave me a list of meds that might help with the chronic nerve pain I suffer from due to multiple surgeries. As I posted before, I wanted to try starting with neurontin. I have also been looking into Cymbalta. My dr wants to explore other options other than just the opiate route to help with the pain, and I agree we should see what works for me. We are hoping that since the different types of medications work on different receptors of the brain, that we will reduce the need to increase the opiate if we find something else that works. Anyway...
Has anyone tried Cymbalta? If so, how did it work for you? Any side effects? Any experiences, good or bad, that you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
p.s. an EXTREME turn off to the neurontin: dizzines- I already have a vertigo disorder, fatigue- I am in college with 2 young kids and need not be tired, and weight gain- I am at a healthy weight now and want to keep it that way. I am thinking Cymbalta might be the route to go. We'll see :)