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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.

      2 days ago
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      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

      2 days 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.

      1 day ago
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    Hi Terri, just stopping by to see how you are doing. Sandi

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      Terri

      I am fine, Thanks! I am trying to get my Mother in assisted care and it's really a full time job! Kaiser is so difficult to work with!

      12 days ago
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      I am glad you are doing well. I am working on getting my strength back after finishing treatments and total hip replacement. My doctor keeps saying take it slow. For some reason I couldn’t get that in my head so I keep overdoing it. So today I decided to try 10 minutes walks a day. Hoping that works.

      We got our father in assisted living so I feel for you. My sister and I tried to do a lot of the leg work before we talked to him about it. Then one day he called us and said okay I’m ready to go. I also had to deal with Kaiser. It was years ago when my son was little and I needed to get him transferred to a new allergy doctor so we didn’t have to stop allergy shots. That was not easy so I can’t imagine how difficult this might be.

      12 days ago