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Antidepressants for pain?

Antidepressants for pain?

Anyone know of any good antidepressants that can also help with joint pain, neuropathy, and hot "flashes"/burning sensations? The only two that come into mind that I can think of are Cymbalta and Effexor. I'm thinking of asking my doctor about Cymbalta, but I'd like to know if anyone has either tried that one or know of any others. And what side effects, if any, do you experience (weight changes, fatigue, dizziness/confusion, hair loss, etc)?
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A MyLupusTeam Member said:

My rheumatologist gave me Cymbalta (60mg) and low dose Gabapentin to take at bedtime. I've seen much improvement.

posted about 8 hours ago
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