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Is Cymbalta a narcotic?

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kaismama 8 Oct 2012

Its not a narcotic, why would you even think to ask that?

crystalsasha 12 Mar 2014

Because I have Fibromyalgia and I have always been treated with narcotic medicines to relieve the pain and now my doctor switched me to Cymbalta and I just wondered if it can help with the pain why was I ever put on narcotic medicines to begin with.

Oh just had to jump in . oh my another condescending mean health care professional.Why would he ask that he wanted to know .Oh another chance for you to put some suffering person down ,how nice.

Inactive 8 Oct 2012

Hello VIB238. Cymbalta is an anti-depressant. It is also prescribed off label for several other diagnosis. Best of wishes to you, pledge

martigab63 12 Oct 2016

Thank you for your time

DzooBaby 8 Oct 2012

Pledge is correct. It is classed as an antidepressant (an SSNRI) but is often used for chronic pain conditions. It is not a narcotic, opioid or a Controlled Substance though. It helps to regulate substances like serotonin in the brain which, in turn, can help with pain.

martigab63 12 Oct 2016

You really help me out with this. I thank you

Inactive 8 Oct 2012

Hi VIB, it seems by your question that you were prescribed Cymbalta for pain. Cymbalta, as Dzoo has said is an antidepressant, and helps occasionally for certain types of chronic pain. It can also take up to four weeks to start working. Perhaps if you added some more information, we could give a more thorough answer.

martigab63 12 Oct 2016

Thanks just didn't want to start narcotics

angel1662 8 Oct 2012

Hello VIB238,
Have to agree with the rest of the answers, Cymbalta is not a narcotic, it is used for several conditions and is an ssri, can be used for depression, general anxiety disorder and can be used for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain just to name a few... hope that helped

martigab63 12 Oct 2016

Thanks so much, yes it help a lot

GiaMadonna 1 Jun 2017

I've been suffering from severe chronic pain throughout my neck and lower back. Bulging herniation and nerve compression in my neck and lower back. Previously prescribed vicoprofen and other narcotics similar. My doctor started me on Cymbalta 5 weeks ago and it is like a miracle cure. I am not putting narcotic toxins in my system anymore and my mood is actually elevated as well as the chronic pain has absolutely vanished. I am very grateful for my neurologist prescribing this medication because my other primary doctors and physical therapy doctors were filling me with narcotics and it put a strain on my liver. Since on Cymbalta I recently had blood work done and my liver is at normal levels again. Cymbalta is not a cure but it sure does help with pain. I hope my comment was helpful to someone here. God bless us all and speedy recovery to those suffering. free discount card

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