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have you switched from celexa to cymbalta (duloxetine) for pain relief of fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I have done this with some patients with good results.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is frankly much better for treatment of pain than celexa.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Celexa: Is not indicated for fibromyalgia. Cymbalta is. Do not take both!
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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