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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products .How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin).
Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy.

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin).
Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy.
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology

In brief: See neurologist

Other conditions (or medications like amitriptyline) can contribute to neuropathy.
Kidney disease, diabetes, vitamin deficiency (or toxicity in the case of vitamin b6 toxicity) infections and thyroid disease might need to be adressed in addition to other physical issues causing nerve compression or traction (tarsal tunnel syndrome). This problem usually requires a good work up.

In brief: See neurologist

Other conditions (or medications like amitriptyline) can contribute to neuropathy.
Kidney disease, diabetes, vitamin deficiency (or toxicity in the case of vitamin b6 toxicity) infections and thyroid disease might need to be adressed in addition to other physical issues causing nerve compression or traction (tarsal tunnel syndrome). This problem usually requires a good work up.
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