I took cymbalta for 1 month for pain-didn't think it helped but made me dizzy so stopped. The next 3 or 4 weeks I felt great. Then pain came back-trying to find out why pain disappeared. Could it have been the cymbalta?
Weirdly enough as i clicked on this question a Cymbalta ad came on TV LOL. I took this medication for depression and I never heard of it being used for pain at all. I know Dr. s will prescribe medications for other purposes but this drug is mainly used for depression. what type of pain do you have? And do you take any other drugs with it?
I know from speaking to my Dr. about this drug at the time of use he clearly stated do not suddenly stop taking this medication.. Assuming its a drug that need be slowly withdrawn from our bodies?? Not too clear on that. Maybe it did help you with pain depending on the type of pain you had .. OR depression can sometimes create pain in our bodies and its possible you had an underlying depression problem and maybe it helped.. Even if u were unaware depression was there..It could have been an underlying issue and indeed did help you. Ask your Dr. more about this OR perhaps try taking the take drug again and see how long it helps you.
AS far as the drug leaving your body.. Its a time released drug and i think if my memory serves me correctly (LOL) I think about a week. I hope this has helped in some way. I also hope you get to feeling better soon. If your pain persists see your Dr and dont wait. Take care.. Snakey
Some pain does respond to anti depressents. Elavil and it generic are pretty good for reducing pain and migraines. It is a tri cyclic anti depressant instead of an SSRI, like Cymbalta.
Yes, it can be used for pain. Because, if you have less stress you will have a lower pain level. So the Cymbalta kicked in and you then kicked it out.If you went back on it you will feel better after about 14 days.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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