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cymbalta 60 twice or three times day
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My Dr had me on Cymbalta 60 mg twice a day for years Recently added one more a day 60mg three times a day Insurance declined and said not covered and not recomended I looked up side effects because I feel terrible and its been eight years on this medication with at least six years twice a day 60 mg
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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. ## So was it still the cymbalta showing the false positive? ## Hey I gave a urine today I've been prescribed to cymbalta today benzodiazepines come up in parole drug test so just be careful with this medication as it gives many side affects
Updated 8 days 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 9 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 13 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 20 days ago.
Cymbalta Withdrawal Question
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I had been taking 90mg of cymbalta for about a month or so, and I ended up with a manic episode. My doctor told me to immediately stop taking the cymbalta and put me on 5mg of abilify. I believe I am now experiencing cymbalta withdrawal (so far, severe dizziness and body aches) and I'm just confused as to why my doctor would have me completely stop 90mg of cymbalta if withdrawal was a risk. Also, I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to lessen the withdrawal symptoms. ## Only the doctor can give you a definitive answer, but the best guess would most likely be that they were concerned about the medication possibly inducing more manic episodes, which it can sometimes do, according to FDA reports. The only thing that will really lessen the withdrawal symptoms, now, is time. Has ther...
Updated 21 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 28 days ago.
Brown colored urine from Cymbalta or Oxycodone
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I am currently taking Cymbalta and Oxycodone. In the mornings on several occasions when I urinate it is very dark brown. Could either of theses medicines cause this? I'm thinking of calling my Dr anyways but just needed to know if anyone else has experienced this from either of these medicines? ## Hi derrek, it sounds like you may be experiencing a more serious side effect of the Cymbalta. I checked with medline plus and it says: "Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following side effects, or those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING or SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment: ... - unusual bruising or bleeding - pain in the upper right part of the stomach - swelling of the abdomen - itching - yellowi...
Updated 29 days ago.
does cymbalta show up in a drug test
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Iam presribed 60mg of cymbalta a day will that show up on a DOT drug screen ## I am scheduled for an DOT Pre-Employer hair test for driving a Tractor-Trailer my dosage is 30 mg.
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.
Cymbalta and fatigue
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I have been on Cymbalta for years now for depression and it works. My only problem is I have fatigue in the morning and afternoon, and its most common after eating. I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and use a machine, but the fatigue will still be there. I have high blood pressure and thyroid issues. I have talked to doctor after doctor. I eat healthy and I exercise in the morning. I lost weight, and I still feel the fatigue. I don't drink caffeine, so coffee is not an option. This morning was worse, as I felt like I needed to get out and run around my car ## That can be a normal side effect of this medication, but it could also be due to depression and other health issues, according to NIH studies. What type of doctor's have you been consulting? It sounds like there c...
Updated 1 month 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 2 months ago.
cymbalta side effects horrible
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Cymbalta is a horrible drug the side effects are horrible. It makes you have all of the side effects it says. Every single one. All I could think about was hurting myself. I felt crazy plus nausea vomiting bathroom insomnia ## Hello, Candice! How are you feeling? I'm so very sorry about what you went through. Everything you've listed can be normal side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA, along with dry mouth and headache. However, not everyone experiences all of them, it depends on how each person's body reacts to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to try a different medication. ## After 1yr of taking Cymbalta my skin has aged 20 yrs and so loose it is disgusting. Bruising, ear problems, itching, on and on Dr does not want to take me o...
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 2 months ago.
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## I was recently Hospitalized June5-05 for Panic attacks and uncontrolable crying&Extreme Depression While Hospitalization the Dr. Prescibed Cymbalta during my stay,I was Released June13-05 and sent out w/ 3 Prozac 20mg to be taken 1 daily,And a Prescription of Prozac20mg of 30 pills.Cymbalta made me stableized faster w/ no side effects I 'd prefer Cybalta... ## My doc just prescribed Cymbalta to me yesterday. I took my first pill yesterday. I didnt read up on it till after my son told me "MOM< NO dont take that". I heard it has really bad side effects. So we got on the computer and read up on it. OMG, this is horrible. Why would doctors even prescribe this to patients??? I woke up this morning feeling kinda bad. Really shaky and feeling sick to my stomach. Is this ...
Updated 2 months ago.
Cymbalta And Weight Gain
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I gained 68 lbs while on Abilify. Now four years later my weight is still 30 lbs over my normal. I still have some depression and very severe anxiety so my doc wants me to try cymbalta 20mg once a day. I would rather be depressed than severely overweight. Anyone know if cymbalta tends to cause weight gain or loss? ## Actually, one of its most common side effects is decreased appetite, so it might actually cause weight loss. Learn more Duloxetine details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi, I have been on cymbalta for about 4 years now, after a suicide attempt. I started off on one capsule a day which wasn't enough so it was increased to 2 a day. I fell in love with life again. I find it amazing and I can't do without them. HOWEVER! My weight has increased dramati...
Updated 2 months ago.
Side effects from stopping cymbalta
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Help I'm on day 8 of going off cymbalta and I'm in so much pain I can't sleep my side hurts and I'm so down I just don't think I'm going to make it thru another day any help out there ## Hi Machelle, I'm sorry to hear that you're having a hard time with the Cymbalta withdrawal process. You're definitely not alone! As you probably know, for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is usually to taper off of them, if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. In addition to that, I'd also suggest making yourself a tapering schedule on a calendar to track your ...
Updated 2 months ago.
Oxycodone and Fentanyl causing a false positive for multiple drugs
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I take oxycodone and fentanyl patches but my doctor didn't know about cymbalta or trazodone. I came up positive for them both on a urine drug test, plus methadone, methamphetamine and benzodiazepine. Is that possible or could it of been a false positive? ## R u uk based, try and find a way to reduce if possible as that may help you?
Updated 3 months ago.
antidepressants and weight loss
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Is there any anti-depressants available that actually can make you loose weight and not gain? ## There's no pill that can make you lose weight. Weight loss comes from calories in and calories out. If you are not eating properly and exercising on a regular basis then it is not the pills fault for having a negative effect on your weight. Surely the drug may have an effect on your metabolism, but this is to a small degree if you cover all the other basis of your health; including but not limited to: Adequate hydration throughout the day Plenty of fruits and vegetables Low fat consumption Exercising at least 3 days a week Adequate rest and sleep schedule Loving others around you and enjoying life Essentially, if you are missing any one of these factors, you will be more prone to experie...
Updated 3 months ago.
Scary Drug Interaction Concern - I need answers!
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I am on cymbalta 60mg at night and 30mg in the morning along with 200mg of gabapentin 3x a day for fybromayalgia and mild depression. I was given adderall 30mgs and I took a few of them. I felt focused but had started to sweat excessively for a couple of hours and my pupils are dilated. I looked up the symptoms and it linked me to serotonin syndrome. Being freaked out I didn't take my gabapentin or cymbalta yet today. My question is...if I took 60mg of adderall this morning, should I take the other two scripts (cymbalta and gabapentin) today or skip them and wait 24 hrs for the adderall to leave my system? Do I need medical attention or am I being paranoid? My muscles are cramping up in my back and hands so I'm not sure if this is caused from skipping my meds for fibromyalgia or...
Updated 3 months ago.

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