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Are antidepressants also pain relievers?
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For several years I was given a low dose of Cymbalta for chronic back and peripheral nerve pain. It worked beautifully for me.
These past two years I have switched to CBD as I was concerned about the liver functioning as well as the sudden increase in rx pricing for name brand. The generic script didn’t seem to work as well ( dulox) ….but I did want to wean off of this medication .
CBD has worked well for a lot of my arthritic pain issues, although science does not back up my claim
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