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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
Updated 10 days 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 11 days ago.
 
Generic cymbalta
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Been on cymbalta ( and Teva generic ) for now 8yrs. (60mg) Starting to lately feel like the med is not quite the same in efficacy as a year ago. Wondering if I can get insurance to cover some of brand name again if things might pick up? ## Hello, Howard! How are you? It is normal for our bodies to get used to anything we ingest regularly for a long period of time and for it to stop working as well. Thus, after 8 years, you most likely need to try a different medication for awhile. What condition are you taking it to treat? If the SNRIs, such as this, work best for you, there are others you can try, such as Effexor, Pristiq and Savella. The FDA lists them all as possibly causing similar side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes.
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Cymbalta long term issues
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Hey everyone! I would really like to get some feedback from people who have been on Cymbalta for at least a few years. I have been on Cymbalta 60 mg for three months now. I feel that it has given me some relief from my nerve pain related to damage from surgeries on the right wrist. But there have been some concerning stories from long-term users of Cymbalta; including diminished pain relief, short-term memory loss, weakness, etc. I am very concerned about whether there are long-term side effects of this drug. Especially because I heard that the longer you take it the harder it is for your body to get off it. Feedback from any long-term users of Cymbalta, good stories and bad stories, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ## Hello, Concerned! How are you? There are such risks associate...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Getting off Cymbalta
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I would like to share this, for anyone trying to get off Cymbalta; many know it makes it easier for some people to take the capsule apart and take out a bit of the content and reduce it that way. there are 250 tiny balls in there (yes I counted!) which makes it quite tedious, but there's a generic brand called Coperin by Alphapharm, who condensed it to only 6 little pebbles (5mg each) which makes it WAY easier to reduce as you go along. I reduced one pebble every 2 months, but everyone is different. I want to get this out there as this has made a huge difference in my getting off this medication!!
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 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.
 
Cymbalta Adrenal Insufficiency
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I have been on Cymbalta for 7 yrs. For the last 4 yrs I've been on 120mg per day. I have dealt with many, many side effects, however it helped me so much I put up with them. But the last two years I started having severe heart palpitations and extreme bouts of fatigue. I had many cardiac test and was eventually diagnosed with a heart arythemia. And now last month I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency with my cortisol levels dangerously low. My FP doctor referred me to a Endocrinologist, but before I could get there I was hospitalized 4 days with pneumonia. Extreme Adrenal insufficiency causes fluid to build in your lungs. Coincidence? I don't know? Has anyone else on Cymbalta had symptoms of Adrenal fatigue? Has anyone else been on Cymbalta for 7-8 yrs? ## Actually, many me...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Side effects from upping dose
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I started at 30 mg and it helped my fibromyalgia pain but wore off by evening so I tried upping to 60mg & I couldn't keep my eyes open was so sleepy so went back to 30. My doc said side effects will go away in time. Am wonder how long before the sleepiness will go away ## Hello, Crista! How are you? It is normal to experience side effects, whenever you increase the dosage of a medication. They usually wear off after about 4 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. At the time, if they aren't improving, you should speak to your doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Cymbalta as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the reply! That answered my qu...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Unused and/or unopened Cymbalta
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- Unused Cymbal 30 mg exp 09 2014, unopened 09 2014 and 10 2014 - Unused Cymbalta 60 mg exp 10 2013 and 11 2013 - Unopened exp 12 2013 (2 bottles) and 01 2014 (2 bottles) I spent a small fortune on these meds (copays). Is there any way to get a refund or partial refund for them from the pharmacy? I hate to see it wasted considering the cost of these. ## Hello, D! How are you? No, I'm sorry, there is not. It is illegal for them to take back a medication, once it has left the pharmacy, due to the risk of tampering. Since these are also expired, the best thing to do with them would be to dispose of them. The FDA classifies Cymbalta as an SSNRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is th...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Urine false positive
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I take cymbalta 60 mg DR and I ended up with a false positive for temazapam, they are both anti anxiety and a depression med, but I'm going to lose my taper off oxycodone 15 mgs times six a day. If I didnt get proof this is a false positive ## I ws on oxy for ages but no relief doctors put me on fentanyl 25 and chanded my life with pain worth a try.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
False Positive Urine Screen
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Can Cymbalta cause a false positive for cocaine on a urine screen?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Day (4) of Cymbalta....Feel Awful...Need HOPE please...
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I was on Celexa for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks for over a year and it stopped working. I am now on day 4 of my psychiatrist switching me to 30mg Cymbalta. After 7 days I will go off of Celexa and be on 60mg of Cymbalta. The problem is I am so nauseated, shaky, sleep is sporadic and feel like I can't keep going. I want to be better so bad. But every day feels like an eternity. Can someone please give me hope of light at the end of the tunnel, that this will all be worth it? ## Hello, Sally! How are you? I'm sorry that you're so miserable. Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but right now, you're dealing with withdrawal symptoms from one medication and the side effects of the new one. Thus, it isn't surprising that you feel the way you do. Rebound ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
is cymbalta a narcotic ???
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are extreme headaches from the neck and back of the head a withdrawl symptom? Doctor said that Cymbalta is a narcotic !!! was put on x strength Tylenol ,Motrin and gravol every four hours !!Went cold turkey due to the side effects being so bad and now suffering the withdrawl effects ## I have taken cymbalta since 2005.. Switched to other meds for several years and came back to it in 2014. Thing seemd on for a while until I told my doctor I thought I might need something else.. She upped my dose to 120mg and recommended I tKe 1 in morning and 1 at night.. My brain zaps start around 3pm ## No, Cymbalta is not a narcotic. It contains the active ingredient Duloxetine, which the FDA classifies as an SNRI antidepressant. However, if you've been taking it for awhile, then some minor withdr...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
sluoxetine equivalent
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Is this drug in the family of drugs with cymbalta or could it be substituted for cymbalta ## Hello, Larry! How are you? Did you mean Duloxetine? That is the active ingredient in Cymbalta, so its what the generics would be called. The FDA classifies this medication as an SSNRI antidepressant. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Cymbalta gastric symptoms, some severe
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I took Cymbalta (generic given by pharmacy), Duloxetine, 60 mg for depression for about three years. December 2014, increased depression, psychopharmocologist raised to 90 mg. Within a month had severe gastroenteritis first time. Increased daily indigestion, bad taste in mouth, bitter, metallic,ongoing. Second time two weeks later. Went to primary care doctor. Abdominal exam ok. Blood work done and sent for abdominal ultrasound. And Gastroenterologist visit. Blood work fine. Ultrasound done and clear. Future testing planned. Had third gastroenteritis. Called psychopharmocologist when ruled out other causes. He agreed Cymbalta the problem. Was lowered to 60 mg. Now weekly episode of extreme nausea and vomiting. By the way, depression symptoms responded well. That's the good part. Yes...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
cymbalta 60mg wewaning off
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I had a brain surgery for an aneurysm 4 years ago, non ruptured. I was left with severe depression...........NO antidepressant has worked, started cymbalta, and went from 164lbs-180 in 4 weeks.............I think not. I was at 160 due to abilify, was getting of that...was 151 before that. I consider these meds poison. My face looks swollen. But now I feel GREAT! So it is a choice, my physical health, of mental......maybe I will be ok, don't know. I am doing what a writer above did. I am pouring out half, take for a week, then half from the half, take for a week. .. then take the fourth of a capsule remaining for a week. I am a RN, and it sounds safe, the way we would titrate patients........so here I go............let you know how I do as I go. . ## I am 6 weeks - cold turkey - free...
Updated 3 months 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 4 months ago.
 
Cymbalta HELP
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I have been on a variety of antidepressants over the last 7 years, most recently Cymbalta for the last 18-24 months. From Nov 2013 - Nov 2014 I had been taking 90 MG daily. While my dose increase from 60-90 MG helped at first, after a very short time my skin/face became horrible and no matter what I have done for the last year nothing has helped. But I stuck with it because I was mentally/emotionally feeling better. Then last summer/fall it had gotten to the point where I no longer felt the meds were helping me at all - in fact, I physically was feeling horrible majority of the time and I no longer felt any benefit of taking it (no energy, no motivation, nauseous, sick at times, headaches, horrible sweating and I was ALWAYS hot, memory loss and confusion) - so with my drs help I began t...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
How to discontinue Cymbalta safely?
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I am age 68, and have had grey curly hair since I was in my twenties. I started taking 30 of Cymbalta less than twomonths ago. My hair is now completely straight, I feel extremely tired all the time, without enough energy to do my housework, or even barely take a shower. I rarely leave my home anymore. All my bloodwork remains normal. I don't know what to do, and am afraid to discontinue the Cymbalta for fear of side effects from stopping it. Help, please. ## Hello, Mimi! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. I do not have any information on it changing hair from curly to straight, so I can't speak on that, but the other symptoms you've mentioned can be normal side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA, you may also experien...
Updated 4 months ago.
 

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