View Full Version : Anyone taken Mobic or Cymbalta?

03-15-2011, 08:40 PM
Ok. Yeah I know losing weight is a great idea and so much better for my joints. However, as we all very well know working out then spending the next day or 4 in pain isn't exactly motivating. So my dr prescribed Mobic to take "as needed" and Cymbalta taken daily which she says has recently been approved by the FDA for pain. Well at least I will be happy about the pain? Has anyone else tried Mobic or Cymbalta?

03-16-2011, 04:16 AM
I do take Mobic and it helps somewhat. When I had tendonitis in my arm(elbow, shoulder and wrist) last week, it took some of the pain away, but the pain in my neck and other joints, is still the same.
I think Mobic helps a "fresh" inflamation, but not the chronic one. At least, that is my experience.
Of course it could work totally different for you.
Good luck, I hope it will take your pain away.


03-16-2011, 05:00 AM
i have used cimbalta before. it is one of the drugs "used for many reasons". origionally used for psyciatric patients. then used for depression. nowdays, due to the side effects (good ones), various strengths are used as a secondary drug.
its side effect depends on the strength and type of primary drug it is used with.

i used it for depression, quite a strong dose. i did not like my side effect, so changed.

it is definetelly being used more often, as the side effects are controllable, and usually wanted.

03-16-2011, 02:12 PM
I've taken mobic for a long time. Since I'm always in pain, I thought it didn't work very well. I had to go off it for a week before a medical procedure and found out I was WRONG! I was in much more pain. My rhuemy prescribed cymbalta too at one point, but I couldn't tolerate it. Every time I took it, I got horrible acid indigestion.

04-20-2011, 07:32 PM
I take both it and after accidentally running out of Cymbalta over the weekend, I realized that it was really helping me.


04-21-2011, 05:26 AM
I have been taking mobic for 2 months. I don't think it helps that much, but I can tell if I have forgotten to take it (the pain is just that much worse.) The same "breakthrough effect" used to happen when I was taking major doses of Motrin. I agree that it seems to work less well on chronic inflammation. It's not a quality-of-life enhancer for me at all.

04-21-2011, 08:40 AM
I just recently started taking Cymbalta, I haven't really noticed any pain decrease as I'm only on my 2nd week. What I have noticed is a drastic change in appetite, I barely have one. Hopefully it will help me shed those extra pounds I've put on that prednisone!

04-21-2011, 06:29 PM
I take both. The Mobic was prescribed when a sprained ankle started acting up again. I don't think it really helps with my joint pain. I also take Cymbalta for depression and I accidentally ran out over the weekend due to sponsoring our school prom. I hurt desperately for two days until I got some more so I think it is really helping me.

05-26-2011, 09:13 AM
I take Cymbalta, the maximum dose, and I think it does a lot of good. I originally took it for fibromyalgia and it helped. I don't know how much it helps my pain. I have the kind of pain where it's almost a daily decision whether it's worth staying alive but suicide is not an option so I have no choice but to deal with it. I also take another antidepressent that seems to perk me me up quite a bit. It's a very individual choice and one med will work for one person and not another. With Lupus, it's a matter of trying different things to see what works. Good luck!

05-28-2011, 04:46 AM

I've never taken these things but i do hope they're working out for you and helping you mate, please let we know when you can how things are going with them.xxx

05-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Yes I used Mobic for yrs. Now on lodine instead and cymbalta. Thus far the cymbalta helps me to deal with stressors better and less flair occurs. My feet are swelling terribly however.

05-30-2011, 07:59 PM
I quit the cymbalta. I refuse to take anything like that anymore. Dr prescribed it and the like to help sleep. The only thing it accomplished was to send my restless leg syndrome into overdrive. My sleep problems have gone away on their own and sleeping currently isn't a problem. The Mobic is great! I don't take it often, only when pain gets to be "too much" and it either kills the pain or at least takes the edge off to make it tolerable.

05-31-2011, 07:04 AM
Hello Ruziska,

Oh you did'nt need the side affect it was causing with your legs, some medication suite some and not other's but i am pleased to hear your sleepings better as that is a major issue with this disease.
Well i am pleased to hear the mobic help when you need to take it and that's better than nothing.

Thanks for letting we know how the drugs have reacted and how they've helped. xxx

06-01-2011, 04:31 PM
I took mobic until I got an ulcer in my stomach, and my doctor took me back off of it. Combined with an antimalarial, I did really well on both, and they thought Ibuprofen caused the ulcer, not the mobic.