Prozac and pain
AnonymousJune 7, 2007 at 9:10 pm
Cymbalta seems to be the more ‘common’ one, though many others have been used. If you do a search on Cymbalta, you will find many posts on it, as well as a number of threads only on that med. My new doctor has put my dosage up to what i believe is the max. 60mg twice a day, It has definitely made a HUGE difference and is a great relief. As you will see there are a few who do have adverse reactions, but we all know that not every med is right for everyone, I just thank my lucky stars that my doctor decided on his own to up the dose more. He says he has such wonderful success with it.
AnonymousJune 7, 2007 at 9:14 pm
forgot to mention:
Even the bad pain in my hands and feel have been relieved. I always said that I didnt have continous pain in my hands and feet, well after being on the much higher dose, I realize that I was always in pain, and that seems to have gone now too, only breakthrough pain. Everyone says I have stopped ‘massaging’ my hands all the time to relieve that pain. I’m positive its the Cymbalta, the timing is just spot on.
AnonymousJune 8, 2007 at 11:51 am
I can’t comment on the other antidepressants, but Prozac didn’t do anything for my pain. My first signs of CIDP were fatigue and slight burning on the sides of my legs. The GP decided I was depressed and sent me to a shrink who also concluded I was depressed. So I was put on Prozac. :confused:
About five years later, as things slowly when to pot a new GP sent me to see a neurologist. That goodness not only did he know how to spell and pronounce CIDP, he had done some research in the area. 🙂
Now the only reason I’m depressed is that it took so long to get to the right diagnoses – just kidding 😀
Judging from the other reply it appears that Cymbalta may offer some relief.
AnonymousJune 8, 2007 at 12:39 pm
[QUOTE=GENE GREENE]I read on the Mayo Clinic site that antidepressants can help with nerve pain?? Has anyone heard anything about this ????……..Gene…….[/QUOTE]
It is very common for the Drs to give anti-depressants for pain.
Elavil is another anti-depressant they use for neuro pain.
AnonymousJune 8, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Yes, speaking from personal experience, anti-depressants can make a huge difference in GBS residual pain. I take Effexor and I know it works for me because when I accidentally missed a couple of doses, the pain returned right away, and left again when I started taking the meds again.
Good luck in finding one that works for you. Each person responds differently to the various drugs and sometimes the side effects make it necessary to try another. I tried Prozac and Elevil unsuccessfully before taking Effexor.
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