Gabapentin and Cymbalta

Posted by jeanniem @jeanniem, Mar 15, 2021

I am taking 300mg of Gabapentin twice a day and my neurologist seems to feel pretty strongly that I add 30mg of Cymbalta. Does anyone else take this combo? I really hate adding new medications!

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@medecine1941

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@jeanniem

I am so sorry you are having to deal with that. I ended up not starting the duloxetine. I am also currently not taking Gabapentin. I am on Baclofen for the muscle spasms and just dealing with the nerve pain. I found that taking the two together caused too much fatigue and brain fog. No one wants a counselor with brain fog!

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I was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome 3 months ago. I am fine now, but for the last 4 weeks I’ve had a terrible itch/pain on my back that is worsening. My neurologist prescribed Cymbalta, but I’m afraid of the brain fog that so many people have with it (I had it and memory problems with gabapentin. I need to go back to work but won’t be able if I’m not functioning well. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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