I have both spinal neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. Cymbalta seems to help a lot with the pain. But I have horrible itching prior to each scheduled dose and when I wake up in the morning. It’s exasperating.
Consider trying Gabapentin (Neurontin) or Pregabalin (Lyrica) instead. They may provide relief without that negative side effect.
Hi Dawn! I’m brand new to drugs.com. My pain dr recommends Hydroxyzine HCL 25 mg (1or2 tabs) for itching from meds. And it can also treat anxiety. It works for me for itching due to opioids.
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