I itch all over, trouble urinating, can't sleep, and restlessness. Should I see my doctor and ask him if I should stop taking the Cymbalta?
Hello Larrybaldwin. I am still recovering from multiple outbreaks of shingles that have been occurring since February. Along with gabapentin I use Lidoderm patches on the nagging areas. They help tremendously. The best I have done is temporary relief with the patches and dullness of the mind from the gabapentin. It does get doable. My original attack took me to the emergency room in the worse pain ever. Right now I itch like crazy but the pain has reduced a lot. It is different for all of us. I am on prednisone which reduces the inflammation but doesn't stop it.
I would ask the doctor what else he has to help. He gave you the med to take care of the emotional aspect of it and the anxiety it produces. I don't see it as helping physical pain. Yet it does help overall. I think it will help get you through this. Intense pain and lack of relief will depress your system after all this time. It helps the mind and your ability to cope.
Write me anytime. Get those patches if you haven't. The ice cold feeling is shocking but in moments it warms up. Good for at least 12 hours. Stay strong. Karen
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