Musculoskeletal disorders

Muscle and joint pain

Top Medications for Muscle and joint pain according to our users

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All Medications for Muscle and joint pain

  • Antidepressant > Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)

    • Cymbalta
      Prescription only

      Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, and may help with chronic pain. More likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink or have high blood pressure.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Extended release
  • Pain reliever > Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

    • Voltaren
      (Diclofenac sodium)
      Prescription only

      Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) works well for pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.

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      • Available dosage forms:
      • Extended release
      • Cream, gel, or ointment
      • Eye drops

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Muscle and joint pain

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • what is max dosage
  • Cymbalta has significantly eased my leg pain (from stenosis)
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Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Exercise
  • Pristiq was great except it only worked for a year. I have been taking cymbalta since it was brand new drug. It can work for years.