The Cymbalta made me extremely sick so my dr prescribed Gabapentin. It made the world of difference. I think sometimes it's a matter of trial and error. But I guess that how it worksl. All meds aren't for everybody; this disease is not a cookie cutter disease; we're all different.
Yes, its to treat neuropathy. It replaced gabapentin for me.
Im on 100 mg topamax twice daily and it has changed my life. It has cut my pain in half, helped my depression, and helped with appetite and weight loss. I was already on a healthy eating program. I was put on this when gabapentin was putting sooooo much weight on me.
Same thing with me: Cymbalta made me utterly sick and I was changed to Gabapentin which was much much better. It's true that we have to "experiment" from one drug to the other. There's no cookie cutter fix to the meds we take. Each of us is different. Have a blessed day on purpose!