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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    March 09, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    March 09, 2009

    Do you have fibromyalgia, as well as RA? Cymbalta is an antidepressant that can be used as part of your pain control program for a diabetic nerve pain, as well as fibromyalgia. You don't mention what your doctor said about why s/he prescribed this medication, but if you do not have nerve pain or fibromyalgia, it's likely that it's prescribed as an antidepressant.

     

    Pain can make you incredibly depressed, which makes it very hard to cope with the disease and all that comes with it. Taking an antidepressant is a perfectly legitimate part of your pain control program - although it may not directly affect the pain, it can alleviate depression, which can positively affect your experience of the pain and its impact on your life. In other words, you can make it much easier to live well even though you are in pain.

     


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