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some one help
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im on my 3rd day taking this tablet after citaloperam stopped working, doc put me on 60mg but feel worse so he has said I should start on 30 mg for a week . is it normal to feel worse before u feel better and can me suddenly stopping takin citalopram cause worse affects along side starting these tablets , im desparate for any advise please x ## Hello, Sammi! How are you? Yes, it is normal to feel worse, before you feel better with most antidepressant/anxiety medications. It usually takes about 3 weeks, before it eases off and things improve, if it's working for you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Has there been any improvement, yet?
Updated 15 days ago.
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Has anyone been prescribed this medication for back pain? ## yes, i've been prescribed this medication but i haven't tried it as of yet. i am online searching for some answers myself before taking it. ## Yes I hace this medication but not for my back pain. Im on it for depression, but it dont work for the pain or depression for that matter. ## I just took my first dose today. Now doing research. I was prescribed for depression as well. (It's supposed to help me sleep, too) Sorry to hear that it isn't working for Chris! Hope it works for me. ## I've been on Cymbalta for a month now,and it works great for me.Yes Cymbalt is the ani-depresant I've been looking for, for 30yrs now.Honestly,I have been on so many differant meds thru out the yrs and they all took care of...
Updated 17 days ago.
cymblta hypersomia
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I have been taking cymblta 60mg twice a day.I'm not depressed any more but now have hypersomia to the point of not being able to get out of bed.I also just started tapering my dose of kolonopin down from 2mgs to 1.5. But had hypersomia since starting on cymblta 1 year ago.Please help ## Hello, Elise! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. Somnolence can be a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. It can also cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. However, since it hasn't gone away in over a year, you may need to try a different medication. It is an SNRI antidepressant and there are several others that you could try, if your doctor approves. Has anyone else experienced this while taking Cymbalta? ##...
Updated 22 days ago.
cymbalta and tremors
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Has anyone else experienced tremors while taking C? I look like I've got the DT's right after I get a dose. Also, sweats and not being able to sleep - hope they are temorary side effects. On 90mg for three weeks now. Thanks! ## Can 30 mg of Cymbalta make your fingers and hands shake? ## I took Lexapro for 5 years with good results, but I was switched to Cymbalta 6 weeks ago to hopefully reduce my pain from arthritis. I've had several side effects which are getting worse and I am now going to stop the Cymbalta. I've had restless leg syndrome, fatigue, nausea, weakness, sense of irregular pr fast heartbeat, but the worst are a couple of intense "hot" flashes which included all of the above. Terrible! Seriously, I was frightened at the severity, and I have never had...
Updated 24 days ago.
cymbalta / vyvanse / xanax = increased anxiety??
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I am 34 years old and have been taking anti-depressants for about 3 years. I started on Lexapro, which quit working after a year and a half. While I was taking Lexapro I was experiencing horrible exhaustion (I have a disabled child and work full-time...VERY stressful), so my doctor put me on Vyvanse. She also gave me an Rx for Xanax .25mg to take as needed, which I RARELY took (usually only at night to relax). Last spring my stress level went through the roof and my doctor switched me from the Lexapro (which wasn't working anymore) to Pristiq 50mg, which was AWFUL (Horrible, vivid nightmares). I took that for one month before switching to Cymbalta 30mg. I have never liked taking the Vyvanse because it's an amphetamine. During the summer I began experiencing horrible anxiety and ...
Updated 27 days ago.
Cymbalta weaning
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I'm a 37 year old man in outback australia. In 2012 my gp prescribed me cymbalta. 30mg then 60 and rapidly up to 120mg daily. Towards the end of last year I was suffering withdrawals earlier and earlier every day from the drug which worried me a lot. So in November last year I began to wean off them, by bead counting. Where I filled my medication each 60mg capsule contained 12 beads. So I dropped one bead, then after a length of time when I felt ok I'd drop another. Currently as of today I'm on 8 beads (down from 24) which equates to 40mg. I should mention I took cymbalta in the first place due to a crippling anxiety period I had. My psychiatrist has said that once we get to 30 I can cross to Prozac. It has taken a long long time to get here and the side effects from the pro...
Updated 1 month ago.
pain management doctors who will prescribe medications around Richmond or Mechanicsville or Ashland VA
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I have Sciatica, Spondeliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease and Fibromyalgia in both my hips & legs, I have had 3 sets of nerve blocker injections that did not help. I had a herniated disc, in my lower back, (scar tissue has entrapped nerve in it), intractable back pain, I have been falling a lot at home or if I am out somewhere. I get very confused and short term memory is really getting bad which is a symptom of Fibromyalgia, I don't want to go anywhere, I rarely see my friends. I feel like my feet and legs are running and my body is not catching up. I have also last year had left shoulder surgery for small tear in rotator cuff, bone spurs leaning on rotator cuff, osteoarthritis and fluid around the arthritis, 1 month after this surgery: I have what feels like electricity shocks ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Cymbalta 60 Side Effects
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I have been taking Cymbalta for 6 yrs. along with Wellbutrin(150mg.) could it cause sores in my mouth? could it cause my hands to shake once in a while? ## Hi Mary, One of the side effects of Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is an "uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body". It can also cause blisters or peeling skin, rashes, hives, swelling in the face, and unfortunately, much more than this. The link below lists the vast majority of possible side effects, but I would highly recommend talking to your doctor about switching medications or opting for a natural alternative to this prescription if the side effects are too persistent or severe: I hope this info helps! ## I have been taking Cymbalta for many years,and I see that I have many of the symptoms. What I fear is that the effect th...
Updated 1 month ago.
Are these normal Cymbalta side effects?
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I've been on Cymbalta 60mg for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic back pain. It took a few weeks to get over the initial side effects and then I did fine. The last few months I've been having weird symptoms that neither of my Drs can figure out. I have these days where it seems like hard labor just trying to breath. My pulmonologist says there is nothing wrong with my lungs but I have to be on oxygen at night and often in the afternoons. The fatigue is overwhelming. Then there are the waking dreams. If I fight to stay awake I will sort of halucinate. These aren't side effects of other drugs. I take very little pain meds as they don't do much good. The incidents aren't associated to any other meds. Then there are the sweats. I'll be freezing cold and sweating. I ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Is any one taking this med for depression?
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I have been taking cymbalta, after zoloft didn't work any more I am also taking lyrica, a long with ambian my ambian was stopped then i was given rotinin they stopped that 1 month ago because it did not mmix with lyrica my problem is the hot flashs the sweats and still depressed with pain in my legs side and now gitters any answer for me please. ## Yes, I started takiCymbalta 60 mg three months ago for depression and I find it works quite well, and I haven't noticed any side effects. Over the past 20 years, I've tried them all and have had side effects from them all. So far, I haven't noticed any from Cymbalta -- yet!!! ## Telling someone that has had depression for years and that they don't know how to treat it, I don't believe is a factual statement. First of a...
Updated 1 month ago.
Cymbalta Nightmare!
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I was on Cymbalta for 4 months, worked my way up to 120 mg. Experienced "brain zaps" and terrible twitching of my extremities. Decided to wean off with the help of my psychiatrist. Weaned off very slowly, even dumping out half of the last two weeks of capsules (bringing down the 20 mg tabs to 10 mg tabs). I have been totally off Cymbalta now for 2.5 weeks. My pain/discomfort is normally an 8 out of 10 but now it's a 9.5 out of 10. Feeling horrible! Head pain, nausea, dizziness, frequent hot flashes. Feel like I would rather be dead. This is a horrible drug. I hear it helps people (didn't help me at all) but if you ever have to come off of it, fasten your seat belt as it will be an awful ride! ## Hello, Catarin! How are you feeling? I'm sorry that you're so misera...
Updated 2 months ago.
Cymbalta Withdrawal
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Hello, I am currently withdrawing from Cymbalta. I was prescribed 90mg/daily and the requested to go down to 60mg. I recently switched jobs, so now I have no insurance to get anymore. I have tapered down to 30mg over the course of a month, then tapered down to 15mg, then 5. Now I am taking nothing. The brain zaps that I am experiencing are the absolute worst, Every time I blink, or look in a certain direction, even when I swallow, I get 2-3 brain zaps. It averages 100-200 a day. My head and back aches, I'm nauseous, I just don't know what to do. I keep crying too. I know that I have to go through with this. I feel so horrible. What can I do to ease this? I started taking 5HTP 100mg, because I read somewhere that this can help ease the transition. It does nothing. I am so lost. P...
Updated 2 months ago.
Cymbalta - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly drug
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I was on cymbalta for 7 to 8 years can't remember that's one of the side effects. Anyway I was put on it for my rage and fibromyalgia. Well it helped my mood tremendously. Someone could say some hateful or sarcastic comment and it wouldn't even bother me one bit. Now the bad, I had severe right side pain. Went to one doctor to another they finally took out my gallbladder. Had severe constipation and weight gain. Also had brain zaps thru the back of my skull. I tried getting off cymbalta several times and failed couldn't handle side effects. I finally got the courage 3 months ago to stop this good/evil drug. I would take one every other day for a week. Then take One every 2 days for a week Until I quit. Now that I'm off I have depression. Rage is back. So it did help ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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I am looking for someone who has been on this medication for a while. I would like to know how fast it works and if there were any side effects with nausea at first? ## I had nausea in the begining but it ceased after a while. Had some problems with constipation too. I have always been baffled why someone with anxiety problems such as myself is put on an antidepresent. I felt really tired all the time. There were a few times when I would fall asleep at my desk at work or almost fall asleep driving in the car coming home from work. Sometimes I felt like I had no desires to do things just from being so tired. I have recently gone off of it and I have had some strange things happening. I have been getting some weird shocking feeling in my head and body. it's very strange. ## prescribed...
Updated 3 months ago.
zimbalta side effect
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Can taking zimbalta cause an 80% chance of bladder cancer? ## Hello, Charlie5! How are you? Did you mean Cymbalta? I have never heard of such a thing and it's not listed in the medication warnings and side effects that the FDA provides. I also find it highly doubtful that any drug agency would approve a medication with that high of a risk. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
Mid-Michigan, Genessee Co. Flint Area Doctor Needed Please!!
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I have just moved and have nobody I know nearby. Please let know of any good and caring doctors you may know of. I am currently on Cymbalta, Attivan, y low dose of Methadone and have morphine for breakthrough pain. This is working for me and I would like to continue but, don't know how to find a doctor. I am very worried about running out of everything all at once. Need to go in somewhere ASAP. Thank you so much for any advice/reccomendations. I appreciate your time. =) ## I really need some advice on how I might find a new doctor! I am 34, F, near Flint, Mi. I was on a lot of different pills but, had to wean off when my dr, found a past prescription in my u/a. I only took it because there were scheduling issues with his office but, it was, legitimately. my prescription which I had ...
Updated 3 months ago.
My husband thinks I am hiding depression bc I take cymbalta
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I take cymbalta for knee pain (after 4 knee surgeries). The cymbalta works ok for the pain, but my husband googled it and assumes I am hiding a mental health disorder. Has anyone had a similar issue? Not sure how to explain that I am taking a depression med for pain purposes. ## Hello, Jo! How are you? You could have him talk to your doctor by going to an appointment with you. Your doctor can talk to him and explain it, if you give them permission to do so. The FDA lists the typical side effects for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. However, it is a shame that he's making such a big deal out of mental health issues. They are nothing to be ashamed of and there shouldn't be any stigma associated with them. Is there anythi...
Updated 3 months ago.
Cymbalta and zoloft
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I currently take 250 mg of zoloft and my pdoc has me on lactimal 100mg. The lactimal doesnt seem to work anymore and i tried everything else. I have bipolar with major depression and schizo affective disorder ,adhd,and ocd. i take also haldol 2mg twice a day,klonopin 2mg a day and vyvanse 70mg a day. i have been thinking about trying cymbalta or latuda. any suggestions. i just dont want to be depressed any more . i am 40 years old and dealt with this the whole time. ## Hello, Angel! How are you feeling? I am sorry that you're suffering depression, that's very tough to deal with. The Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic, so it is very similar to the Haldol that you already take. The Cymbalta is an SNRI antidepressant, so it's related to the Zoloft, though not the same. Were th...
Updated 3 months ago.
Will any of the meds that I take show up as a Benzodiazepene
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I'm prescribed several medications. Cymbalta 60mg, Adderall 15mg xr to take in the morning, Adderall 20mg to take at 3:00pm, Lisinopril 40mg, Prilosec 20mg, Zyrtec 10mg, and Flexeril 30mg. I take all of these meds everyday. Is it possible that any of these medications can show up as a Benzo on a UA test? ## Sorry I forgot I also take Seroquel 300mg xr.
Updated 3 months ago.
Can Cymbalta Cause Curly Hair
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I've always had poker straight hair my entire life. As a little girl, my mom would try and put curls in my hair on picture day and by the time got to school, hair was totally straight again! I'm 44 & have been taking Cymbalta 60mg x 3 years. My hair started with kind of a "beachy" wave where today it looks like I've had a perm. All along I've thought this was hormonal changes but this curl seems consistent with the time I started taking Cymbalta. I'm just curious-I find it incredibly strange that medication can do this to your hair!! I've asked my psychiatrist and my OB/GYN about it. Psych said he doubts it & OB/GYN said she wasn't aware of meds that can curl your hair like this. Wondered if others on Cymbalta have found the same thing happen,...
Updated 4 months ago.

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