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    Terri asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Stress

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      Terri

      Thanks everyone. I appreciate the tips. She has frontal lobe dementia, no social skills, poor decision making and no filter!

      15 days ago
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      SandiA

      Hi Terri! I found talking it out with my doctor and his nurse helps. His nurse was wonderful. She could tell when I needed to vent. Sometimes just venting helped with my stress. I also plan some simple times to get together with positive people that make me laugh. I have some good friends that come over once in a while. They take over my kitchen. We make snacks and basically just sit around talk and laugh. Like others said I would definitely recommend some time to yourself. Wishing you all the best and hope you are feeling well yourself.

      12 days ago
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      ironmikey

      I have stage four G.I.S.T. stomach cancer and I must help care for my father who has dementia. Seems like
      we're due for something good soon......

      8 days ago
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    Terri asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Starting Generic Cymbalta for pain

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      carm

      Hello Terri,
      I am an oncology nurse and I belong to a pain management organization as-well. I know you stated that the Neurontin is no longer effective. I'm curious to know what mg you were taking daily. The Cymbalta can be effective but it might take a few weeks before you notice it. I have gotten mixed reviews from patients. Best of luck to you.

      6 months ago
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      SandiA

      Hi Terri, I have not tried cymbalta. Most of my pain is from immunotherapy induces RA and they used steroids. I hate the steroids so they switched me to plaqunil. It is working so far but it is for the RA. I hope the cymbalta works

      6 months ago
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      Terri

      I take Neurontin with this. Thank you for your comments! I am hoping for the best. I am taking 400-800mg of Neurontoin a day. I am so sick of pain.

      6 months ago