Originally Posted by Vowel Lady
After having a horrible experience with Lyrica, for a variety of complicated reasons, my doctor is now going to try Cymbalta for my atypical TN pain.
Has anyone ever had nerve pain help from this med? Has anyone taken this med (for any reason) and exp. difficult side effects? What were they?
For me nortriptyline helps the most with the atypical pain, but I'm at 125mg/day and it maxes out at 150mg so I don't know what I'm going to do when it fades in effectiveness. At times it worked amazingly well, and much better than gabapentin 2400mg/day.
I just started cymbalta 30mg/day and have been taking oxcarbazapine 450mg 2x per day with the nortriptyline and also percocet before bed.
Nothing ever gets rid of it, just takes the extreme pain down a notch....I think I feel better with the cymbalta, happier, but still constant pain every moment.