I take 300 mg per day of Lyrica due to extreme nerve pain in my legs post multi level lumbar fusion It helps with the pain but really effects the ability to think and remember along with instability requiring me to use a cane. I have heard that Cymbalta helps with nerve pain and wonder if anyone has taken Cymbalta for this condition? Has anyone tried a reduced dose of Lyrica combined with Cymbalta?
21 Nov 2012
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28 Feb 2013
I have PN because of a degenerative neuromuscular disease (dystrophy). My wonderful docs now have me on the combination of Lyrica and Cymbalta. I was able to reduce my Lyrica dosage when the Cymbalta was added. I avoid actual pain meds and try to reduce sedation by keeping my dosage low enough that my pain is manageable. Good luck with your pain management. Your stability issues (cane) could be because of the progression of the neuropathy. It's one of the symptoms.
23 Mar 2013
I have tried Cymbalta but had too many bad side effects. I take Neurontin... 600 mg. 3 times a day plus I can take vicodin 2 at 3 times a day, and Tramadol up to 4 a day and muscle relaxors every 8 hours if needed. I spend time in bed when the pain is to hard to bare. I also have a therapudic mattress pad... heats in three sections with 10 levels of heat per section... I love it, it provides some comfort and I read somewhere where it can help with nerve pain.
20 Jul 2013
I was on 300mg Lyrica and 60mg Cymbalta for chronic migraine headaches which has been linked to nerve pain in the skull. I've had migraines for 18yrs, I was diagnosed with them at age 5. Also, due to a complication caused by my 25+ meds (and yes Im only 23) I had severe muscle and nerve death causing me to have to grow everything back again. So with that, I decided to give Lyrica a chance (because who, with chronic pain, isn't depressed to some degree), however, I got hit with almost every side effect so I decided I needed to get off of it. I finally got off of all 300mg; 2nights ago (I've been on it since October). I was on 60mg of Cymbalta for around 3 months of that (March-May); now I take 90mg of Cymbalta everyday and I definitely do think it helps
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