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Cymbalta and Methadone for chronic pain disorder CRPS.

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I am on Cymbalta and Methadone for my chronic pain disorder CRPS. I am currently trying to get pregnant. What do you advise? My doctors say the baby should be fine...but after reading posts...I worry? I also suffer from severe time is ticking...I feel I have everything against me..and all I want is a healthy baby...Thanks

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replied February 2nd, 2011
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

Ideally, you should not be on methadone or cymbalta as both these drugs have been found to have teratogenic effects.

It means they can cause abnormal embryogenesis during the development of the fetus. These drugs should be used only when the benefits outweigh the risks.

Normally, these drugs are not given and you should stop them as soon as possible. If not, then the minimal dose should be taken. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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