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Just stopped taking 30mg Cymbalta
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Well I have being hearing horror stories about this drug. I consulted with my doctor and he said if a person is taking 30mg you have to stop cold turkey. There is NO weaning off this drug from 30mg. So, today I am 3 days off of it. The first day was absolutely fine. Day two I started experiencing swooshing sounds that were coming and going throughout the day. Today still hearing swooshing sounds and my eyes feel like there moving rapidly back and forth. Also, I'm having heart palpitations! This drug is no joke! I intend to keep you guys updated on my progress every couple of days. ## There is a 20mg dosage available that he could've had you switch to and to taper from it, the usual preferred method is to have someone start slowly lengthening the time between doses, according to ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
cymbalta
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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 12 days ago.
 
Day 6 quitting Cymbalta cold turkey!!
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Hello all! I first posted on here about 5 days ago. I said I'd be back to give you guys an update to how I was feeling stopping Cymbalta 30mg cold turkey. Well today is day 6 and I feel great!! Little to no symptoms at all. I have so much energy now!! WOW!! ## Yikes. It really isn't a good idea to stop taking an antidepressant cold turkey, unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you too. You risk have nasty withdrawal symptoms. Tapering off any drug usually takes only a few days, so why put yourself through more hell? Cymbalta helps my diagnosed pain. I've had to come of it a couple times and the pain returned very quickly. It doesn't do anything for my depression, though.
Updated 17 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. ## So was it still the cymbalta showing the false positive?
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 26 days ago.
 
Abdominal Pain Management
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I live in Virginia and desperately need to find a pain management doctor who will treat stomach pain from Crohn's disease. I've contacted numerous doctors in the area to no avail. It's a rare type of pain to treat, but I need pain meds beyond Cymbalta and Neurontin which I'm already on. I'll gladly travel and at this point it doesn't matter if it's covered by my insurance. I really need help finding a doctor to help with my pain.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Cymbalta 60mg and doxepin 10mg
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I have been on cymbalta 60 mg for several years, recently my doctor prescribed 10mg of doxepin for sleep. I have taken the doxepin before bed and the cymbalta in the morning for 2 days. It didn't help me sleep but I felt dozy and like I don't care both days, like I'm in a capsule by myself. I used the interaction checker and it said that these 2 meds had a high interaction. I've decided not to take a doxepin tonight. I'm interested in some opinions. Thanks ## Yes, there can be risks associated with taking them both, such as developing serotonin syndrome and hyponatremia. This does not, however, mean that they cannot be taken together, but that your doctor does have to carefully consider the prescribed dosages and they should be monitoring you on a regular basis to ch...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Hospitalized for Uncontrolled Nosebleeds due to Cymbalta
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I was started on Cymbalta 60 mg after Celexa had stopped helping me with my depression. After almost a month on the drug, I began to have nosebleeds and my blood pressure was extremely high. I had never had high blood pressure or a nose bleed in my life and I am 54 years old! They became uncontrollable and I had to be hospitalized and have an epistaxis embolization. I was in the hospital for 5 days due to the bleeding. I mentioned to the physicians that I had read that these were rare side effects of Cymbalta. They all looked at me like I had two heads! I can find no other reason for this sudden health change in me. Has anyone else had something like this happen to them while on Cymbalta? I would like to hear from you. I was just released from the hospital yesterday and am now dealing w...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Cymbalta Withdrawl
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Wow! I had NO idea what I was in for with this medication. If anything is too good to be true... it usually is! I started this medication back in September for fibromyalgia symptoms. It was like a miracle. The day after I took it, I woke up almost pain-free and without the "fibro-fog" I had had for the past 10 years. Well, to make a long story short, I joined a gym recently, and began thinking more of the holistic approach to pain management. The side effects of Cymbalta, although I have never experienced any of them except the difficulty sleeping, scared me (especially the liver damage). I had already decided to stop Cymbalta,when my lovely insurance company decided it didn't want to cover it anymore and I would have to pay $200 a month if I wanted to continue it. Well, to ...
Updated 1 month 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 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 Withdrawal Hell
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I have been on 30mg of the generic brand of Cymbalta, duloxetine for just about a year. I realized 10 days ago I was going to need a refill. I failed to realize that my next refill needed the doc's approval. I have yet to receive a response, as has the pharmacy. Long story short, this is day 6 of Cymbalta withdrawal hell. I am experiencing brain zaps, anytime I move my upper body I hear a whooshing sound in my head, and my body feels electric. It's not pleasant. Finding the words I want to speak is a challenge, making the words come out without stuttering or stumbling over them even more so. Nausea and vomiting hit me today. I am so lethargic and tired but I can't sleep. Tgis is terribe that this is allowed and PUSHED onto people. ## I assume you've called your doctor, r...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
effects of cymbalta
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I started 30MG Cymbalta three weeks ago. I have major depression. I have noticed that very quickly I felt amazingly good with all sysmtoms gone. Then the next day, back to anxiety and depression. I went to 60MG. I was like a zombie. Then I stopped for 2 days. On the 3rd day I felt great again. So I went back to 30MG. No effect. Has anyone else experiened thsi patchy in-out effect? ## My generic Cymbalta, suddenly stopped working. I have intense sensations of forboding, my body aches, I dream crazy stuff. I get jolts through my body, like electric current. My Doctor is raising my level of generic Cymbalta. Great, just what I wanted, to be on MORE medicine..... ## A very good description of what depression is like, patchy. In and out. Engaged and normal. then sleepy.... cant work... tired...
Updated 2 months 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 2 months ago.
 
pure garcinia with cymbalta
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Does pure garcinia and cymbalta have a bad interaction when you take both drugs together with apple cider vinegar?
Updated 2 months 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 3 months ago.
 
cymbalta false positive
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I'm taking gabapentin, cymbalta, celexa, bachlaphen, vitamin C, zinc, morphine, valium, vancomycin, will any of these or acombination of any of them make a false positive for meth, ## I'm taking Cymbalta, ibuprofen, retinadine, Nasonex, Loratadine and over the counter Acetaminophen/Tylenol. Can any of these test as false positive for cocaine and methamphetamine....? I never take these but came out with a positive drug test. ## I had a major surgery done and I am on all kinds of pain medicine and Cymbalta and blood pressure medicine too. Is it possible for Cymbalta to show a false test for cocaine? They were giving me oxycodone, morphine, Cymbalta, Valium, and Percocets. I was on the shot for Vistaril which is an opiate blocker too at the time of the surgery and anesthesia and I ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
cymbalta Withdrawals
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Hi all, first time here. I have severe fibromyalgia, bipolar and ADHD. I have been in a lot of pain from the fibro and neck problems despite being given high doses of oxycodone four times a day. I have been. really depressed, unmotivated, indecisive, anxious and somewhat isolated. I finally couldn't take it anymore and went to my psych provider as a walk in. After I told him what had been going on, he decided I should try Cymbalta. From the very first capsule I took, my fibro pain WENT AWAY completely. But here is the problem. I started reading about the drug's lovely side effects and the horrible withdrawal that comes when one gets off of it and I don't know what to do. I am already sweating, leg twitches, and feeling anxious. i don't think I want to take this drug beca...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Cymbalta 40mg
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I have been taking cymbalta now for 6 weeks my dr upped me from 30mg to 4g 3 weeks ago. I feel very down in the morning still & jittery symptoms seem to get better as the day goes on, however I do take .125mg oh klonapin if needed for anxiety. My question is do you think upping to 60mg will help?? I really don't want to come off them as tried so many!!!! Please any help or advice very much appreciated. ## Hello, Phoebe! How are you? It would be best to give the current dose time to reach its full level of efficacy in your body, to see how much it will help you, before making a decision to raise it, again, or not. It usually takes about 4 to 5 weeks. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight changes. How long h...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
cymbalta drug test
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I am taking hydroco/acetamin and cymbalta and I had a drug test show positive for methamphetamine. I don't do methamphetamine. Will this cause this? ## I am taking oxycodone, oxymorphone and cymbalta and the Dr. asked me if I had been taking any benzo's. So Cymbalta shows up as a benzo.
Updated 5 months ago.
 

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