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Antidepressant Drug Helps Chemo Patients Symptoms
There's new hope for cancer patients who suffer from the painful, tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy.
Researchers followed 231 patients in a clinical trial and say 59 percent of those who took the antidepressant drug Cymbalta experienced pain relief.
That pain is usually felt in the toes, feet, fingers and hand.
Doctors say it can become so severe, they have to cut back on chemotherapy doses.
Researchers believe Cymbalta works because it increases neurotransmitters that interrupt pain signals to the brain.