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Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an snri which means it affects both norepinephrine and serotonin. The norepinephrine causes a pseudoantichoinergic effect like caffeine and decongestants and many others that can make it difficult to urinate, esp in older men with prostate problems. It can also help people with bladder frequency. Caffeine and some otc meds are worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at increased risk of seizures. It sounds like you must have a difficult case of depression and anxiety and I suggest you talk with you doctor about a better combination. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are both antidepressants and you should be on one or the other ...Read more
Will cyclobenzaprine, Neurontin and cymbalta (duloxetine) alter the results of an emg test on lower extremities? And also, what exactly is that test used to determine?
No: An EMG nerve conduction study is used to evaluate nerve and muscle function and can detect nerve compression (pinched nerves) and nerve or muscle diseases. The results are not affected by your pain level, pain medications, muscle relaxants, or antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple uses: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a variety of side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be taken: Together. No issues with this combination!Get a more detailed answer ›
Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?
Not recommended: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a drug prescribed for neuropathic pain (e.g. diabetic neuropathy) or any other chronic pain. Dental pain is considered acute pain and common painkillers meds are NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and opioids..Maybe you have a peripheral neuropathy near your tooth that mimics toothache? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the description of a rash caused by cymbalta use? I have had a rash for 9 months on my hand. My doctor says it is from stress and there is nothing i can do except keep it dry. Since recent commercials state that cymbalta use can cause a rash, i
Hello. : Hello. I haven't seen the commercials that you are referring to. None of my patients have developed rashes on cymbalta (duloxetine). It is described that allergic reactions to Cymbalta (duloxetine) can present with both rash and hives. The hives can be all over the body, itch a great deal and sometimes may be more prominent in areas that are impacted by the sun. The following skin changes have been reported when a person is coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine): ecchymosis â€“purple discoloration of skin from a broken blood vessel. Erythema â€“skin redness due to swelling of small blood vessels. Erythematous rash â€“ skin redness with possible itching, burning, tingling, pain and skin eruptions. Exfoliative dermatitis â€“ reddened skin with scaling and shedding of skin cells. Hyperkeratosis â€“ increased skin thickness pruritic rash â€“ extremely itchy, red, swollen bumps on the skin. I hope that this is helpful. Maybe a doctor will answer who has actually seen a Cymbalta (duloxetine) rash. Take care. ...Read more
No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister was prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine). Is there a copay assistance for this medication? Thank you.
Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft Buspar ativan lipidil ez Risperdal do lyrica (pregabalin) make any introduction with lyrica (pregabalin)?
If you are asking: about possible drug interactions- yes, Lyrica (pregabalin) may have moderate interactions will zoloft, buspar, risperidal and ativan. There are no reported drug interactions with lipidil EZ. That does not mean that the drugs shouldn't be used together but I do hope that your medications are being managed by a psychiatrist with this complexity. ...Read more
Probably time to switch my cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg to another OCD med...Has anyone used cymbalta (duloxetine) for OCD successfully--just curious--and yes I do cbt for ocd?
Not in my practice.: It is not approved for ocd as you know, and there are scattered cases on the internet that show that it has helped a few. But mostly not helped others. I don't think it is a good choice for ocd and has no formal literature to back up its use. It is approved for gad, but not for ocd. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. I am shocked, you mean your cbt has not cured you? :) just kidding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interaction checker: "Using gabapentin together with DULoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1147-0,949-2273 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer