• Has anyone been given or taken Cymbalta for neuropathy? If so, what has your experience been with it? Did it help? Any side effects, etc?

    Asked by Lirasgirl33 on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Has anyone been given or taken Cymbalta for neuropathy? If so, what has your experience been with it? Did it help? Any side effects, etc?

    My doctor said I'd be continuing chemo except this time he's switching the Cisplatin to Carboplatin. He said the carboplatin is easier on the body but does the same thing. I will continue Taxol as well. He asked me about neuropathy. I told him I didn't feel "tingling", it was more of a "burning" sensation at the tip of my fingers and toes along with soreness. This only lasted the first week to week and half after chemo. He recommended Cymbalta to help prevent further nerve damage. Just wanted to check and see if anyone has taken this medication for this particular reason.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SunnyCloud's Avatar
      SunnyCloud

      My doctor told me that if the tingling in my feet and legs wasnt too bothersome, to stay away from the medicine for it. That it had way worse side effects. But he didnt tell me the name of the medication and I didnt ask.

      over 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I have not taken cymbalta but I do take gabapentin but I don't see how cymbalta would "prevent" neuropathy. I thought it was given more to help control the neuropathy.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      I am taking it now, just started a little over a week ago. The worst side effect I have had so far is insomnia. I was prescribed the Cymbalta for some residual neuropathy but also for joint pain. I started on the 30mg and the first night I had some weird effects (nightmares, nausea, chills) but that stopped after the first night. After the first week, my dose was uppsed to 60mg and still just the insomnia. It takes about a month for your body to get used to the Cymbalta so I am hoping the insomnia will go away but if not, I hear you can take a benadryl with it. Most sleeping pills are not supposed to be taken along with the Cymbalta.

      over 4 years ago

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