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Cymbalta and Lyrica act in the different ways.
Cymbalta acts by increasing the serotonin level in the brain--also an antidepressant.
It can interfere with the sleep.
how are the different in side effects?
Lyrica should not cause insomnia.
Lyrica does not cause insomnia.
It causes drowsiness on the other hand.
It can also cause some leg swelling.
is it safe , not habit forming or any other concerns
But this is more effective in neuropathy.
It is safe in lower doses as with any medication.
Not a habit forming medication.
in your opinion, is there a light at the end of the tunnel for her to get feeling back in her foot?
This is difficult to predict.
But she should see some improvement in her symptoms over time.
She should also consider physical therapy to strengthen the leg muscles and gait training.
These two in combination will be definitely helpful.
thanks for your honesty