Has anyone been on this drug for nerve pain? My doctor has just prescribedit for me based on the severe nerve pain (due to a failed surgery) I have but also to help with some depression issues.
7 Aug 2012
I asked my doc the same question. He told me chronic pain is depressing, at least that's part of the situation. Its a SNRI, and Cymbalta is an SNRI. The difference being.g Effexor has a generic.
I wonder why he didn't add Neurontin? It is specifically used for nerve pain.
If you are not in pain management, ask for a referral. They are most qualified to help with your pain issues.
11 Aug 2012
YES, anti-depressants, like Effexor also act as pain killers.
My headache specialist wanted me to go on a much higher dose of Effexor, specifically to treat my severe migraine pain.
Not that you don't also need something else to also treat your pain.
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