I have neuropathy and just switched to Genvoya and my neurologist wants to put me on Lyrica. Plus I want to start Lexapro for depression.
Carcs2; Anyone of these would be fine but you should only take one of these being the first choice would be Lyrica this helps with the Neuropathy and also is a very good Antidepressant and it shows no Interactions, Where you should not need any of the other trust me I worked in this field for 30 years and it has come a long way. Thank God. hope your numbers are good. If you have problems my second choice my friend you should go with Lexapro and last because it has a bit higher interaction but nothing to worry about what happens is the Cymbalta may have to be adjusted because it raise's its potency on its own due to the Genova. But it is only rated as moderate so it is still safe but the doctor would have to check your levels from time to time. Just to be safe.
Also CARC. have you every taken Gabapentin for the neuropathy this was also very effective for many of my customers. And Paxil was given for just the antidepressant. Anyway, my friend, this should give you a good Idea. just remember you don't need an antidepressant when you are taking the Lyrica it works for both the Neuropathy. I hope I am making enough since to you I have a bit of brain freeze due to Chemotherapy. Boy, we have come a long way I started out when AZT WAS the only thing they had. and by the time I had to stop working these poor people were taking as much as 35 to 40 pills a day. And I prided myself in bringing prices down on any of their medications. We have a store here called Fred Meyers, they were charging 1200.00 dollars for a month of Azt. when I was seen I could order it. I looked it up and was able to sell it for the same amount as they were getting for 850.00 and when my people sent in for reimbursement from the insurance companies they could not believe the price difference so they started making their customers come to my store. lol, Chain stores can be the pits. Well, it is great that you now have pretty much many of the different pills all in one. Please keep up the faith and the cure we hope well be right around the corner for all my good friends. Also if you ever have a problem please feel free to post the question to me and I well me more than happy to try and help you. to me, this is one of the best sites on the internet. Again I hope all is well with you and this answers your questions if I missed anything Just feel free to write me and I well be thrilled to help you. Have a great day. And a long life thank goodness. Chuck1957 Certified Pharmacy Technician C.PHT. Oregon
Lexapro genvoya and(highly contraindicated) Prezista gave me vivid bad dreams every night. Stopping the Lexapro stopped the badness of the dreams and lessened the vividness and frequency of the dreams. If on genvoya and Prezista experimentally I wouldn't go near Lexapro. Hope this helps. Genesight does mental heath medicine genotypes to show which ones ones body can metabolize. Great tool. Insurance covered.
Hi Carcs2. I was taking Lyrica for 7-8 years and I’ve been taking Cymbalta for 10 years but I’m slowly tapering off it now. These medications ruined my life! Trust me they can ruin yours too. There are many people going through a nightmare with these drugs; either because of the horrible side effects or the worst withdrawals many have ever heard of or have known of. Some have told me that these medications have worked for a few years then went against them or stopped working at the highest dosage allowed so they ended up having to do the slow tapering process. I have talked to some who have only taken one of these medications for 2-3 months and they still have gone through this nightmare. Just research and you will see all the horrible side effects and what they now have named ‘The Withdrawal Syndrome’. In my opinion these types of medications are poison. I took them for chronic nerve pain but ended up with anxiety and depression.
It affected my hearing and eyesight. My teeth are ruined. I lost so much of my hair too. I gained over 80 pounds while on these drugs. I have started to lose the weight now that I’m down to 15 mg and many others say they have lost the weight when completely off. There are so many more problems I’ve suffered from that I could list but I will just end it here by saying these drugs affected me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes; literally! I am hoping to be completely off Cymbalta by 2019 and start getting healthy again and work at getting all the years that was taken away from me from Lyrica and Cymbalta. I believe that they should be taken off the market! I wish you the best. Take care. Cindy
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 13 Oct 2011 • 2 answers
Updated 5 Sep 2017 • 4 answers
Updated 2 Sep 2014 • 2 answers
I am on cymbalta 60 mg for diabetic neuropathy for 6 months it's great for pain but leaves me tired?
Updated 24 Jul 2018 • 3 answers
Updated 26 Oct 2017 • 2 answers