I started taking viibyrd 8 days ago and feel 90 % better. I have been suffering with chronic back pain for 8 months and have gone from working 50+ hours a week to 8 hours a week, taking tons of medications, spinal nerve blocks etc... Needless to say I had become overwhelming depressed. After only 8 days of being on Viibryd my pain is at a 4 vs a 8-10. Has anyone else experienced this benefit? Thank you!
Probably your drug had a very positive effect on your mood thus your back pain which was related with your stress level, (possibly) disappeared. So it shows that drug is successful on you, and you should visit your doctor regularly to review your situation and keep the suitable dose.
Makes total sense. Antidepressants are used for chronic pain all of the time. Serotonin (a neurotransmitter which is affected by antidepressants) seems to play a role in sensing pain.
If you haven't gotten checked out by a physical therapist, I'd consider doing that. I had some wicked pain, and it turned out to be correctable through different exercises.
I too have been suffering with chronic low back pain from a car accident a year and a half ago .
The Viibryd has seemed to help me with my back pain as well -/ although I just began it a week or so ago . I thought it was just my imagination .
It also has helped me tremendously with my anxiety . Part of my depression and anxiety I believe is from the effects of the painkillers I have to take and ofcourse the emotional toll of the pain and debilitation The Viibryd with some low doses of tramadol has helped with the pain and I do not have any withdrawal symptoms .
I'm hoping this continues as I tried Cymbalta for my back and it was absolutely toxic for me-- knocked me completely out and got me more depressed . horrible
Thanks for this comment . Maybe the extra serotonin in the Viibryd acts as a pain reducer. I'm glad someone else has had the same experience .
I have had severe muscle spasms in back between scapulas for over a decade following a car accident. I have notice similar results w Viibryd. My pain severity averaged about 6-9 (my scale) with horrible daily flareups mostly after eating normal tp larger sized meals. I have been on it for three and a half weeks and my average pain is down to about 3-6! Most people would be miserable at this level but i am hoping it remains or even improves! Before i was taking 6 norco daily and 1-2 fentanyl lolipops and had about 4 hours in a day where i could be productive. I am slowly reducing my meds and the flares have not been so bad as to need a whole lolipop just to get up off the floor when i can no longer stand up. I have had only one orgasm in 5 attempts since starting but i will give it a break and try again soon. I am craving sweets n carbs like crazy and have gained about 8 lbs.
I am normally trim and appear to be in good shape as i have so much pain and abdominal cramping which has improved and surely part of my weight gain. Also experiencing greatly increaded bloating and flatulence. Good luck to you!
I have been on it for only 6 days. I normally have all over muscle and joint pain. I have had at least 50% less pain in the last dew days. So excited! I was prescribed 10 mg once daily. Spent the first few days on the toilet so I only take 5 mg. Seems to be working great. We'll see what happens...
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