Neuropathy | Last Active: Jul 1 10:23pm | Replies (18)
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Good morning @lk61, yes you can discuss medications on Connect. We, as mentors, cannot prescribe or diagnose. What we can do is share our experience with a medication that we currently use or have used in the past. I am interested in your negative response to Duloxetine.
My diagnosis is small fiber neuropathy (SFN). My clinician and I were trying to find a medication that would control my anxiety which seemed to increase as the SFN symptoms progressed. I tapered off a nighttime Nortriptyline and onto a morning Duloxetine 60 mg. Recently I replaced 300 mg of nighttime gabapentin with another 30 mg of morning Duloxetine. We are both pleased with the results…….a decrease in pain and anxiety at the time when I need it.
Some of the positive response is because I can take this medication in the morning. My early side effects were a bit of dizziness. So now I make sure I eat something before doing my stretches and yoga. It is encouraging to know that your symptoms have decreased. What side effects of Duloxetine are you experiencing? When are you taking it? Do you take it with food? Let's see if there is anything you can do to mediate the side effects and maintain the benefits.