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Q: PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, CHRONIC PAIN, ANAFRANIL/CYMBALTA, NO ORGASM, ALTERNATIVES?

 

I'VE HAD PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. HAVE HAD SEVERE PAINS IN BOTH FEET WHICH MAKES WALKING A MAJOR PROBLEM. HAVE BEEN TAKING 50MG OF ANAFRANIL AT NIGHT WHICH DOES HELP BUT WHEN ON THESE CANNOT HAVE AN ORGASM. WAS TOLD TO TRY CYMBALTA - 60MG AT NIGHT BUT THIS HAS THE SAME EFFECT.

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT WHICH DOES NOT HAVE THE ABOVE SIDE-EFFECT?

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Carol, Community Member
5/ 6/08 2:18pm

Jonley:

I can't answer your question about the meds., probably your physician is the only one who can effectively deal with this issue.  Have you considered that the peripheral neuropathy, itself, may be contributing to the problem?  I'm thinking a Urologist might be the best person to discuss this with, or a neurologist; have you been to either?

 

Carol

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mary beattt, Community Member
5/16/08 2:09pm

i also have pn for 7 years.  the drs. even at the cleveland clinic have no idea why i have pn.  anyway i am 54 year old female and I go to a pain clinic.  they have kept me out of severe pain.  (there is a test where they took a nerve out of my left ankle and analize it and it tells you if indeed you have  pn or not, and the severity of it.  i do have severe pn.).  So find a pain clinic.  My dr. there gives me methadone and lyrcia.  They work very good together.  In my years at the pain clinic i have had oxycotin til it stopped working,  before the oxycotin and methadone I took morphine for quite some time but then your body gets used to the drug.  Methadone seems to be the best for me.  I feared that when my body became tolarant of that then there would be nothing left but my pain doctor is very kind and assured me that he could keep me out of pain.  I do not know how i would have lived the last 7 years without any kind of medicines.  Try looking for a pain center in your area.  Mine is right in a hospital.  They are so knowledgeable about chroniic pain and they know exactly how much medicine to give you.  I hope you try one.  marybeatty53@hotmail.com  p.s.  my pn just came on me one day as i was walking down the street my feet began to hurt and my painful journey started that day.    (also they implanted a spinal cord stimulator in me)  that works great also.  It takes away any pain from the leg down.  It dosen't help the pn in my hands.                   

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Randy, Community Member
10/22/08 4:23pm

Jonley,

My wife has a simalar problem, she has what is known as RSD, this is not well known by alot of docotrs but their are a few pain clinics that do specialize around the country (best to resuerch on web). We have had the same issue with the pain and Cymbalta and it interfering greatly with orgasms. We have been told to switch from Cymbalta to Welbuturol(spelling?). We are on year 3 of chronic pain and treatment. I hope this is helpful.

Randy and D

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Charles Boyle, Community Member
2/16/09 5:34pm

Dear Jonley;

 

    I've suffered with Peripheral Neuropathy for better than fifeteen years. Happening at the same time was the failure of me holding an erection. Within just a few month's there was no erection. My doctor's made available Viagra, Muse, Cialis and two others I can not remember now. None of them worked, after multiple tries!

    This is very personnal, but I will state it. For the last three years I have been relugated to masterbation,the sensation is uaeually small and with  little or no semen.

     The reason I am sharing this is that, with out any of my medication, a very good, but very short period of time, the pain in my feet and lower calves practilly diasppears. With in a minute the discomfort returns as bad as ever?

     So my question is  "Is There A connectiom?". To both of my psyshians I mentioned

this experience, niether had an answer. I am doing my own research now.

 

      My name is Charlie and my E-Mail is cbbiff1@yahoo.com please feel free to contact me even just to chat I will answer all E-Mails. Within dialogue their could lie an answer.

 

Thank You;

Charlie

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