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Old 05-31-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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is cymbalta a prescription? thank you, deborah

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Old 05-31-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Wink Re: cymbalta

Hi Deborah. Yes,Cymbalta is an antidepressant and is a prescription. I have tried it for my Peripheral Neuropathy but it did not work for me. Am not diebetic and have been diagnosed with Idiopathic (unkown reason) PN. Would like to know if your doctor recommended Cymbalta.

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Old 06-01-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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Hello Deborah,
Cymbalta is prescription -- Commonly prescribed for reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and any other painful nerve conditions.
I have RSD and I'm on 120 mg of Cymbalta everyday and 600 mg of Lyrica. Cymbalta is an anti-depressant but recently approved for nerve pain use. Hope this helps. Rose

Old 06-02-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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Re: cymbalta

I take Cymbalta for neuropathy pain. It is a prescription drug and is an anti depressant. You need to take this for a while for it to help, so keep taking it. I also take another anti depressant with the Cymbalta because it helps me with the pain but doesn't help with my depression. Some anti seizure meds have been found to help with nerve pain also. Good luck!

Old 06-02-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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Re: cymbalta

I have had Idiopathic Neuropathy for 8 years. Cream9518 is one of the few people I've seen on this board with Idiopathic Neuropathy . I took Neurontine for several years then was switched to Cymbalta. I wasn't on that for too long when I was then given Lyrica which is what I take now. I continue to have bouts of depression.

But I have another question for you or anyone else and that's about one's reactions to the sun exposure. I've always been sensitive to the sun but only when the temp. was 90 and above. But now if I try to play golf with a hat and stay in the shade when the temp. isn't over 75 and I get a terrible migraine (sic). I don't know how to handle it.

Stay relaxed!


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