... July 2012 for 2 herniated discs. The new Dr immediately says to me if you're looking for pain meds you're in the wrong place. After berating me for 30 mins forcing me to tears and accusing me of being a drug seeker even after proper tests were provided to see I have a true medical reason for having them he prescribed me cymbalta. After taking it, for several hours I was extremely sick I call him and tell him my reaction to it, he has the nerve to Tell me in 10 years he's never had anyone tell him it made them sick. He said Google it, It's used for pain. So I did and It's used for fybromyalgia pain. I've seen nothing about it treating such a condition as mine. Can you provide more info on this drug for me? I am a cash patient and do not have a lot of treatment options available to me as someone that is insured has
He's nuts if no one has complained of getting sick from cymbalta. Many people have bad side effects from it. I seriously don't like this man's attitude. He thinks its ok to berate someone in pain. This is the kind of thing the government can do to some people, the ones who don't really care about people, and I can never find a reason they became docs except for the money. I would seek out another pain dr immediately. Why the man is in pain management if he doesn't understand it I'll never know but he has no right to be in healthcare as far as I'm concerned. I had one dr act like that to me and it was my first and last trip to her office. I will not see someone who has no compassion for people. Cymbalta is used for chronic pain, but along with other things. It won't get rid of the pain all on its own.
Here is what the FDA says about use with back pain - Chronic Low Back Pain — Approximately 16.5% (99/600) of the patients who received duloxetine in 13-week, placebo-controlled trials for CLBP discontinued treatment due to an adverse reaction, compared with 6.3% (28/441) for placebo. Common adverse reactions reported as a reason for discontinuation and considered to be drug-related (as defined above) included nausea (duloxetine 3.0%, placebo 0.7%), and somnolence (duloxetine 1.0%, placebo 0.0%).
It has not been studied for this pain beyond 13 weeks.
Hello and welcome to the site! Unfortunately you've run into a moron. While it's true cymbalta has been prescribed for pain for years, that doesn't necessarily mean that it works well on all pain or that it works on everybody. It was prescribed to me years ago for my arthritis pain, worked for a few years and then my arthritis grew to be more than it could handle. And while some people tolerate cymbalta quite well, some people don't. Pain doctors are leaning away from prescribing narcotics as the DEA is putting a lot of pressure on them, but that doesn't give anyone the right to treat you like a drug addict or to be patronizing and rude. I'm sorry you went through that. My best advice would be to seek out another Dr. There are many medications they can try you on and without the hateful attitude. You can google doctors in your state that work on an income based scale. I truly hope you find someone who can provide a little more care and a lot less attitude! :)
I too agree this Doctor sounds like a quack!The problem in our area,is people selling their prescription meds.It makes it so hard for people like us who have chronic pain!I got treated similiar on my last check up.I have decided next time I will make an appt. for Pain management clinic.It's a shame,other people are hurting the system.Making Doctors scared to prescribe what is needed.I even have to submit to drug testing every visit.I don't mind,but it is just the point.Drug tests every visit?I asked why?To make sure my prescription drugs where in my system.They drop you as a patient,if u don't.I said who would not be taking their meds.?Patients who fake pain and sell them.Now,I really have heard it all!!!
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