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My Actual Doctor Appointment

Back to the neurologist today. Since the Gabapentin is making me dotty, he told me to stop taking it for a few days, then switch to Cymbalta (i.e., Duloxetine), which is primarily an antidepressant but is also used for peripheral nerve pain. Hopefully I'll stop flubbing my words, dropping everything I touch, and generally thinking through pudding. I just hope it does something for the pain.

Anyway, back to work. :)

-The Gneech

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walkertxkitty
May. 28th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Watch your blood pressure closely on the Cymbalta. It's WONDERFUL for nerve pain but it can also play havok with your blood pressure.

I had normal/low blood pressure until they put me on it. It put the FMS in remission to the point the pain was gone. However, my blood pressure shot up to 166/100 and stayed there. It didn't specifically say that was a side effect, even one of the bad ones, so the doc had to fill out special papers reporting it and everything.

I hope it works for you because when it works it WORKS. You should feel tons better in only a few days.

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