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Resurfacing nerve pain in feet, pelvic area post decreasing dosage of Duzela. Restart earlier dosage ?

I have been suffering from nerve pains mainly in my feet and pelvic area. I have been to neurologist . He prescribed me Duzela (Cymbalta) 20 mg daily which gave me relief . I was on this medication for 6 months and felt better. Now since I was feeling better doctor advised me to reduce the dose to 20 mg on alternate days. But doing this my pains have come back again. I want to know if I should start taking the medication again. and if so then How long should I take it? and will Long term uses of this medication give any damaging impacts on my internal organs like Kidney, Liver , Heart?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
Cymbalta is not a treatment,and is not good for long term use. You can use it till the diagnosis is established.It may be the fibromyalgia, defeciency of vitaminD,calcium,or electrolytes.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.
I usually prescribe to my patient with such symptoms neurotropic injections for 10 consecutive days,and then periodically,calcium suppliments, and pain killers.
Avoid taking potato, other tubers,tomato,egg, chicken,and and sea foods.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.
Answered: Mon, 24 Mar 2014
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