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Do all antidepressants treat the body pains caused by depression?

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Dr. Walid Osta
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many but not all

Antidepressants with norepinephrine and serotonine re-uptake inhibition, whether selective (snri's e.
g. Cymbalta, Effexor (venlafaxine) savella) or non selective (tci e.g. Amitriptyline) were found to be effective in treating the neuropathic component of pain (tingling, numbness) and myalgea (muscle ache) independent of the antidepressant activity. Ssri's (prozac, zoloft) and maoi (nardil) are not effective.

In brief: Many but not all

Antidepressants with norepinephrine and serotonine re-uptake inhibition, whether selective (snri's e.
g. Cymbalta, Effexor (venlafaxine) savella) or non selective (tci e.g. Amitriptyline) were found to be effective in treating the neuropathic component of pain (tingling, numbness) and myalgea (muscle ache) independent of the antidepressant activity. Ssri's (prozac, zoloft) and maoi (nardil) are not effective.
Dr. Walid Osta
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Does depression cause pain or does pain cause depression.
The treatment of pain in the setting of depression is usually best treated with the class of anti-depressants known as norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors.

In brief: No

Does depression cause pain or does pain cause depression.
The treatment of pain in the setting of depression is usually best treated with the class of anti-depressants known as norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors.
Dr. Ron Jones
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