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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,...
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is cymbalta an opiate
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I just started taking Cymbalta three days ago for bone spurs and fibromyalgia. I have been tired, drowsy and lethargic. How long will it take before these symptoms disappear? Help Vawilled ## Hello, Nessi! How are you? No, Cymbalta is an antidepressant, but it can cause those types of side effects and it may take 4 to 5 weeks for them to improve, as your body gets used to the medication. You may also experience dry mouth and weight gain, as reported by the FDA. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 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 7 days 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 9 days ago.
 
false positive cymbalta urine test
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I take cymbalta 60mg once daily and it causes false positives for benzodiazepenes....amphetamines .....and oxymorphone! I'm a nurse and its causing problems in my job! Its the only medication I take! Its tested positive on a urine test and two oral drug tests on me! I need the medication but I need my license too! Help! ## i am taking cymbalta also and it caused me to have a false positive for benzos on my last drug test to.
Updated 13 days ago.
 
Period of decreased effectiveness?
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I've been on cymbalta for years with wonderful results. For the first time in my life I have felt normal. But the last two months I have had increased depression. And I can't really say why. But five days ago I started a new bottle and suddenly I feel better again. Has anyone experiences this? I can't take the generic because it is not effective like the name brand. This experience makes me wonder if the pharmacy mixed the name brand with the generic for the last two months. Seems unbelievable but could it be possible? ## Hello, Emmylou233! How are you? The generic wouldn't have the same markings as the name brand, so you'd be able to tell if there were others in the bottle. You may have just had a rough patch for those 2 months, it happens sometimes, even without th...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
cymbalta
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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 21 days ago.
 
what to do for cymbalta withdrawal side effects
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Ihave been on cymbalta for 10 years. I tried to taper off but the side effects were like the worse flu I have ever had. I'm am depressed again and feel that it's time for a change. I don't want to increase dosage I want off. I have finally lost the weight I gained over the years on anti depressants and refuse to start gaining again. I'm bipolar so I can be without something. thanks for any help ## Unfortunately, weathering some of the withdrawal effects is likely the only way you're going to be able to stop taking it. Have you consulted your doctor? They may be able to help you set up a better tapering schedule that could minimize withdrawal effects a bit more. ## Hi Inda, I was on Cymbalta for 8 years, it took me 18 months to wean myself off it slowly. Don't rus...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
Cymbalta for RSD/CRPS
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I am in the later stages of RSD and have tried ALOT of Rx that haven't helped. Has anyone else taken cymbalta for RSD & did it help? I am taking Cymbalta now and can't tell that it is helping at all. I take 30mg now and in 7 days start taking 60mg. Is there any Rx that you have/are taking either than Cymbalta that is helping w/RSD/CRPS pain? I have already tried trileptal, neurotin, gabitril and topomax which haven't helped the neuro pain. Open for any suggestions. Thanks. ## Hey there, I am in the earlier stages of RSD (but it still hurts like nothing I have experienced in my life before). The doctor prescribed me Lyrica and it has done wonders for me. Hoe that helps! ## Cymbalta works in a very similar way to Lyrica, so it has helped some people who are suffering from ...
Updated 27 days ago.
 
Cymbalta confusion
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I began taking cymbalta because the co pay for my Lyrica with my new insurance was too expensive. I began taking 30 mg once a day. After about 3days my husband and friends starting noticing a change in me. I was tired all the time and acting distant. By about the 9th day the real problems began. It started when I didn't remember how to use my cell phone. When I tried to ask my son for help I wasn't able to make any sense. My husband took me to the ER where the doctors thought that I had a stroke. I couldn't even remember who the president was, the year it was or the year that I was born. Worst of all, I couldn't remember who my husband of 43 years was. I couldn't sleep, had no appetite and other side effects that I can't remember. After 4days in the hospital, a b...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Gaining weight on cymbalta
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I have gained about 40 lbs. After starting cymbalta. It's the only thing different I've taken that could have affected my weight gain. I been off only a few days and monitoring everything I eat and reaction concerning withdrawal ## Weight gain can be a typical side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Withdrawal symptoms may include rebound depression, anxiety, pain and diarrhea. How are you doing, now? ## Cried a couple of times today. 3 sec. Or so. Yesterday once for 2 sec.. Down a couple lbs. Feel OK.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
cymbalta or Prozac?
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Going back to Prozac after 10 mos. of cymbalta. Reason? Shortly after starting cymbalta I experienced increasing lack of energy and edema in my legs with weeping, sores and ulcerations. I continue to treat the edema under care. I take one dose of lasix each morning. This reduces some edema, not all. Weeping, sores, elastic compression hose are all a big part of my life. Scheduling activities to live a normal life is nearly impossible. The quality of my life is depressing. Is Prozac going to help or should I look to something else? ## Hello, Chuck! How are you? What condition is being treated? Many people do successfully take Prozac to treat depression and anxiety. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight loss. However...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
pain management drs
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Colorado need a good dr one that actually cares what u say/feel that is not scared to do pain management and won't make me take crap like cymbalta (which almost killed me but dr insisted benifits out weighed side effects) (also quit smokin cigs and cannabis cuz dr INSISTED that was reason I had pain) FED UP IN COLORADO I'M BROKEN N HURTIN IS BULLS***.... ## Hello, Jodi! How are you? Sorry about the problems that you're having. However, the days of any doctor prescribing stuff, without trying other non-narcotic options first are over. New regulations were put in place this year that makes it even harder for them. Do you have a PCP that could refer you to someone? That would most likely be the fastest and easiest way to get the help you need. What problem did you have with the...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
does cymbalta cause a false positive for illicit substances in urinalysis test
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I'm taking cymbalta for bone spurs, but I have to submit to drug testing (urinalysis). will I test positive for methamphetamine or opiates ## All 8 doses of Xanax 0.25 mg over five days show up on a Ua?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
cymbalta 60mg + doxycyclin hyc 100mg + spironolactone 100mg
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Can any of these show up as a false positive for cocaine? I was in a criminal facility and had to take a urine test to visit. I came up positive for cocaine but I am not a cocaine user. I offered to go to another location. They denied my request. They will not let me visit this person until their time is done. I'm really upset. I have read on several sites the doxycycline hyc can show positive. The person administering the test insisted nothing but cocaine shows up as cocaine. I am not a user. They told me if I want to have a visit I need to go to a 90-day counselor for alcohol and drug abuse. Please help me, I am not an abuser.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Cymbalta Absorption in Gastric Bypass
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I had a gastric bypass in 2001. I am on a higher dose of Cymbalta. Does anyone know if the absorption of this medication altered by gastric bypass? ## Most medications are, but to be certain, I would recommend checking with your doctor or pharmacist, they will be the only ones who can give you a definite answer on that in relation to the dosage you are on. ## I had Gastric bypass some years ago. There doesn't seem to be any difference. ## I had RNY surgery in 2003. It seems I take higher dosages of ANYTHING, due to the surgery. When (blood) lithium levels were tested, and medication was supposedly a theraputic dosage, I had much lower levels than the norm. I use a pill sorter and NEVER miss doses, so go figure. ## I had RNY in 2006. I don't know about Cymbalta, but my surgeon sa...
Updated 2 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 2 months ago.
 
Fibro/CFS please help. Only 22
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I was just diagnosed with fibro. I have EBV, chronic mono, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, you name it. I've been to so many different spec. And they all gave me different diagnosis. My back and legs feel like they are on fire. I just turned 22 and can't even walk up two flights of stairs. I get migraines and head aches all the time. I fell asleep at my work desk one day due to the fatigue. I was put on b12 shots and cymbalta. not helping. It's also my neck and shoulders. Nothing even seems to put a dent in it. I'm taking to many NSAIDS. I can't sleep at night. I have adhd and insomnia as well. What are some meds I can talk about with my dr? Can you give me any advice? I am very desperate. I'm tired of this taking over my life at such a young age. ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Expired Cymbalta
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Just prescribed Cymbalta again. Mine just expired 02-2016. Is it still safe for me to take it? It's not opened and it was stored in a dark dry cupboard.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Cymbalta duloxotine
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has anyone taken 60mg of cymbalta and it stopped working? lve been on them 4 years and lm having feelings of depression and anxiety ## It is completely normal for your body to eventually get used to the dosage of any medication that you've been taking for a long time, so it no longer works as well. When this happens, you'll either need to take a higher dosage, or switch to a different medication. When it happens depends on your own body and its individual characteristics, some people can go years without having to have a dosage or medication change and others only make it a few months. Learn more Cymbalta details here. Have you tried any other antidepressants? ## Don't bother trying other antidepressants. They will do the same thing Cymbalta does, possibly masking the Cymbal...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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