Re: Optimal Dose of Cymbalta for Chroinc Pain/Depression?
My psychologist stated that everyone "optimal" dose was different, it all depends on what works for you. Obviously if the side effects are out weighing any benefit, then the dose would need to be adjusted, and/or a new medication prescribed. I am on 60mgs of Cymbalta, but they have suggested that I double the dose. I have seen good results, and I guess they are thinking that I may get even more relief with a higher dose.
Also, I may suggest that your doctor may find that a long-acting medication, with a short-acting such as percocet, may be better for you as far as pain control. I used to be on that dose of percocet 4X's daily, and was still having problems with my pain control. My doctor started me on oxycontin (the long-acting form of oxycodone), with percocet for break-thru pain. That has worked much better, and I get better relief with this system. Discuss your goals with your doctor and what the pain is not allowing you to do. I needed to work, and the percocet was not allowing me to do that. I also needed to be able to do normal things around the house, which I couldn't do. When I really told my doctor what my goals were, and that I was unable to reach those goals due to my pain levels, he worked with me more.
Hope that Helps!
Last edited by butrfligirl28; 09-25-2007 at 03:12 PM.