My doctor prescribed me Cymbalta 30mg for nerve pain in my knees. I also have lumbar spinal stenosis and I suffer from chronic pain in my lower back. I am also currently taking percocet 5/325mg 6 x day for pain. What other side affects will Cymbalta have?
Cymbalta may make you drowsy but not that much. It is always best to see how a medication affects you before diving on it though. For future reference the following link lists the side effects:
I must say that I took Cymbalta for years and had no problem driving. Generally the drowsiness as a side effect wears off after taking for a little while if you have it at all.
Cymbalta should help the nerve pain very well including your lower spine. It probably won't make all the pain go away but should help some.
Good luck with the new med and keep in touch,
Hi Laurie, thank you for the response and information. I have been suffering from spinal stenosis for about 2 years now. My only other concern is that I take St. John's Wort twice a day for nerve pain that travels down my right leg. Will the Cymbalta help with nerve pain as well? This nerve pain can get so bad, it will wake me up out of a dead sleep.
cymbalta can most definitely cause you to develop ed. I started taking it about a year ago and within 30 days I could not get an erection. I am now in the process of weening myself off of it. Wellbutrin is a drug that does not have sexual side effects. You should look into it,
I am still nervous about taking cymbalta. When I was prescribed Lyrica, it worked great for a while, then I started puking my guts out once or twice a day. Will cymbalta make me yak my guts out?
I've been taking cymbalta for 2 years. It does not make me drowsy or impead my driving in the least. Cymbalta really is good for pain and this should help your nerve problem considerably; good luck
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