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Hi Desert Bloom ,

I was taking Cymbalta for my nerve pain, was on it for about a month. I got little to no relief from my nerve pain and it did not help with my sleep at all. The only side effect I had was my head felt kinda strange, hard to explain..but it was like I was someplace else but not. I had a hard time concentrating on things and converstation. My PM doc told me the Cymbalta takes effect in about 5 days.

As far as I know it only treats nerve pain, not muscle or joint pain. I also asked this question and was given Feldene for that, and I can not believe what a world of difference that makes as well.

This was my 3rd medicine for the nerve pain, have tried Neurontin ( made me sick), Lyrcia (actually worked, but lost control of my badder) , Cymbalta and now taking Elavil. Elavil is working pretty well, and it makes me sleepy, so I take at bedtime. No strange side effects and have been taking about 6 weeks now.

My PM doc and my shrink made the same statement about sleep cycles and REM, and I say I have to agree.

When it comes to treating nerve pain with meds, I think it is just a trial and error sort of thing to find the one that works best for you. My combination of Oxycontin, Elavil and Feldene seems to work okay for now. And unfortunatly we have to go thru some pretty bad side effects to find the right one. I truely hope the Cymbalta works for you.

~hugs Niki