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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 days 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 4 days 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 4 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 4 days 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
Updated 21 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 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 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
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Non Narcotic Pain Prescription Medication That Starts With A C
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I see on TV ads that attach the bone or skeleton pain, non-narcotic something like cybalex ## Was it possibly Cymbalta? Learn more Cymbalta details here. It is an antidepressant that contains the active ingredient Duloxetine and it is also used to help treat certain types of nerve pain. ## Celebrex? ## I'M NEEDING A PAIN NED THAT IS NON NARCITIC. BUT HELPS SEVER DEGENITIVE OF THE NECK AND BACK. AND PHERIOHAL VASCULAR DISEASE
Updated 2 months 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
Updated 2 months ago.
 
will cymbalta cause false positive tests for meth
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I'm in a hospital paralyzed from my T-6 down becuz of an abscess which was MRSA on that vertebrae in my spine! Well my Dr came in this morning and told me he's not going to give me anymore narcotic pain meds! He claims I'm testing positive for meth! My question is, cymbalta's the ONLY new drug I'm taking. Does Cymbalta cause false positives for meth? ## I'm also testing positive for methamphetamines and I take Cymbalta I never taking methamphetamines in my life
Updated 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago.
 
cymbalta 60mg lyrica
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Am at present on 150mg of lyrica for what they think is neuropathy not helping so my doctor is starting me on 60 mg of cymbalta and is weaning me off the lyrica so I will be taking 50 lyrica twice daily plus 60 cymbalta in the mornings how long should I stay on the lyrica and do I decrease it more I have been taking the lyrica 4 months
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Open minded Dr in Grand Rapids, Mi?
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Looking for a Dr in Grand Rapids that isn't a closed minded neanderthal. I've been to 2 different docs in the past 4 months. I was quite active growing up and as a result suffered quite a few injuries. Between sports, military, and work life, my 38 year old body feels like its 70. Chronic fatigue, back pain, sharp pains going down legs is a daily torment. The first doc I saw put me on Cymbalta for three months to no effect. He then diagnosed poison ivy as a viral infection (really?) Needless to say I didn't remain with him. And the second he told me after one visit, that fibromyalgia doesn't exist (mother, father, and sister are all diagnosed with it by the way). After initial blood work he informed me that nothing was abnormal and we could discuss further treatments. Kn...
Updated 5 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 5 months ago.
 
cymbalta 150 off to viibryd pack on 10 mg for first weeki
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I have been on effexor started the ususal dose and went up to 150 for depression and anxiety, worked at first actually on the 37.5 I was vey happy euphoric I lost 12 poounds in two weeks added plus! but then I was told to double that to 75 mg and then to 150 was doing good but my anxiety creeping up. Doctor switched me to cymbalta 60 mg first 3 days cleaned house felt good then next few days I was very short tempered and angry on the third week I went back for follow up I was starting to sleep better but was tired and kind of out of it all day but anxiety coming back worse, just went back for follow up on that and blood pressure was high so now he switched me to Viibryd started taking the first week dosage of 10 mg today is third day. I am feeling ok but today the head dizziness getttin...
Updated 5 months ago.
 

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