... long it will take to work? Day three and my pain is coming back. Will it get worse before it gets better?
I was suicidal when I started taking Cymbalta 30 mg. In two weeks, I felt like I was a new woman and had my life back. But humans are all different and each and every one of us reacts differently to all medications. Think about it, why are there so many different drugs for the same problems. I can't say gabapentin did anything to meexcept drain my wallet. I haven't tried Lyrica. but since it is so similar to Cymbalta (oh the Cymbalta stopped working after a while), I couldn't find a good reason to drain the wallet again. And all pain does not respond to nerve medications as gabapentin and lyrica or pregabalin are supposed to be happy brain neurotransmittors. That is why we try whatever comes down the road to try to live a normal life not consumed with pain.
Anyway, I think I got my point across. Sorry to ramble, but I am in pain right now and quite cranky.
The best of luck to you and here's to wishing you many painfree days,
The Sweet Hippie Chickie,
Do not crush, chew, break, or open a delayed-release capsule. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. It may take 4 weeks or longer before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed. Do not stop using Cymbalta without first talking to your doctor. You may have unpleasant side effects if you stop taking this medication suddenly. Hi lharr301, this is what I found about cymbalta. It took about three weeks for it to work for my depression (120 mg) but I haven't noticed much improvement for pain. I hope you weaned off the Lyrica to avoid withdrawal. Why are you stopping it? What kind of pain do you have and did the Lyrica work at all? Please read my profile to understand why I am asking. I hope I have helped a little. Thanks for the question maybe we'll both learn more from other answers! Lots of luck to you! Lisa Z
May I ask what your pain problem is & why you are stopping Lyrica? I always say why fix something that isn't broke, but I would assume that the Lyrica either wasn't helping or you had too many side effects? It would help to know more about what type of pain is being treated. I have chrontic pain, & my pain doc will not use cymbalta, as it's too hard to come off of he says. I was taking Lyrica, my beloved Lyrica that really helped my pain issues including my arthritis pain, but had to stop because of swelling so my pain doc is putting me on Savella specially formulated for fibromyalgia pain.l A very slow intro tho' as I have been having blood pressure issues, & hoping that getting rid of the excess fluid will bring that down. So please eludicate us as to what , where, why & when! Please... Mary
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