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Is venlafaxine better the cymbalta (duloxetine) for nerve pain ?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
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In brief: They are

Not the same but in the same category as SNRI'S (Seratonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors).
So bottom line, since everyone is different, you would have to just try one. I will say this: watch out for withdrawal symptoms or side effects such as headaches, sweats, shakes, and irritability. If that happens you have to wean off extremeve slowly always under psychiatric supervision.

In brief: They are

Not the same but in the same category as SNRI'S (Seratonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors).
So bottom line, since everyone is different, you would have to just try one. I will say this: watch out for withdrawal symptoms or side effects such as headaches, sweats, shakes, and irritability. If that happens you have to wean off extremeve slowly always under psychiatric supervision.
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