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Just Started Duloxetine Two Days Ago
I feel swimmy and very out of body, sort of. I don't have any sense of time and seem pretty confused. i have taken two 30 mg capsules, one yesterday morning, and one this morning. I plan to never touch one again. Any thoughts or advice? And to all who suffer, may you win your battles in your time and find sweet rest. Thanks.
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scared to start cymbalta
I have taken Wellington for a couple months now and I am more depressed than ever..I have gained 25 pounds since March... Dr. is giving me Cymbalta to try with the Wellbutrin..I am terrified of gaining more weight. I CANNOT gain anymore..I have been so depressed I don't even leave the house and I am usually an outgoing person...I don't know what to do. ## I meant wellbutrin ## My advice as a Cymbalta user for a couple years is do not take it. It took me 4 months to wean myself off and they were not easy. I have been off almost 3 weeks and am still have some withdrawal symptoms. I quit by skipping my pill on Monday and Thursday for 2 weeks. Then added a third day for 4 weeks. After than I would try to go 2 days without one but if I got too dizzy I would take one. I finally got do...
Updated 13 hours ago.
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Generic Cymbalta - Duloxetine
Continued from preceding post: After a couple of weeks I felt like someone else, not me. This is not acceptable. If the delivery mechanism of a drug makes it different from the brand, then how can it be deemed bioequivalent? Being unable to experience positive emotions and feeling that my head is in a vise? No thanks. Back on brand and yes, it's a fortune, but given the alternative... Generic Meds for mood disorders do not seem to be held to the same standard as drugs for physical disorders. Or am I being too "subjective"?
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Generic Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Cymbalta's generic, duloxetine, was given to me by my pharmacy without notifying me of the change. I'd been taking Brand at night, 120 mg. for four plus years and the drug made a tremendous difference in quality of life. On the generic I had insomnia from the get go, felt depressed and exhausted during the day, and didn't figure it out for several days because the generic capsules are exactly the same colors as the Brand. (There ought to be a law...) Dr. suggested I then try taking it in the morning; then at dinnertime, but was still unable to sleep for more than three hours at a time, even after thirty hours of wakefulness. Feeling spaced out during the day made it Impossible to function normally, and eyes were still wide open at night. After a couple of weeks I felt like some
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Generic Cymbalta / duloxetine
I've been taking generic Cymbalta duloxetine for 6 months, since my insurance quit paying for the brand name. I've found that it made me more tired and more depressed. I changed to taking it at bedtime with much better results. Has anyone else observed any differences in the generic Cymbalta? ## I felt the same way with the generic. It seemed it did more harm than good. My moods were all over the place. I also gained 20 pounds in 6 months. So glad im off it now! ## Hello, Mark! How are you? If it was due to the fact that it was a generic, then the time of day you take it would not have made a difference. Those can be normal side effects of this medication, plus just life and stress in general could have made your depression worse, for a period of time. Other side effects to this...
Updated 1 day ago.
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cymbalta and my belly
I started taking Cymbalta two months ago. While it has been so great for my depression, anxiety, and osteoarthritis and back pain, it makes me so sick to my stomach and I even coughed up three drops of blood last week. I go back to my psychiatrist tomorrow and I can't take it today. I am so tired. I automatically feel so depressed after I did not take it last night. Hopefully, there is something else that can help.
Updated 16 days ago.
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i am having severe pain my back hips and thighs have scoliosis bone disk degenerative disease herniated disks just a mess
I've had trouble with my since I was very young. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in 4th grade. Now my curve has worsened, 52 degrees curved. Plus my disks are crumbling. They don't want to do surgery due to my age and the complications associated with the surgery. They have told me there's nothing they can do for me. I am taking Cymbalta, Celebrex, Lyrica, Tizadine, Tramadol 200 my time release pill. I am having really pain more so than ever due to the curve. I'm trying to force myself to stand up with out looking pathetic. I can't cope with this any longer. I don't want to fight to get on a pain pill which would help me. maybe my blood pressure would not be high. My med Dr will not prescribe narcotics. I respect her decision. She's told me there...
Updated 21 days ago.
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OMG Cymbalta is evil
Feel like crap on this drug. want to know maybe dose is to low. taking for skeletal pain. losing weight fast, no appetite
Updated 23 days ago.
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Cymbalta and zoloft
I currently take 250 mg of zoloft and my pdoc has me on lactimal 100mg. The lactimal doesnt seem to work anymore and i tried everything else. I have bipolar with major depression and schizo affective disorder ,adhd,and ocd. i take also haldol 2mg twice a day,klonopin 2mg a day and vyvanse 70mg a day. i have been thinking about trying cymbalta or latuda. any suggestions. i just dont want to be depressed any more . i am 40 years old and dealt with this the whole time. ## Hello, Angel! How are you feeling? I am sorry that you're suffering depression, that's very tough to deal with. The Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic, so it is very similar to the Haldol that you already take. The Cymbalta is an SNRI antidepressant, so it's related to the Zoloft, though not the same. Were th...
Updated 23 days ago.
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Cymgen withdrawal experience
Hi All, thanks for this useful chat. I live in South Africa and have been on cymgen 60mg for about 8 months for anxiety and depression. It has helped a bit, but of late I feel it is working less and less. I work as a researcher at a university, and my job requires a good amount of creative thought and writing. Over the last 8 months, I feel that my creativity and ability to work effectively has been severely hampered. I tried to come off the cymgen 2 weeks ago, without knowing of the negative side effects. My withdrawal was severe, including vertigo, light headedness, flu like symptoms, diarrhoea, very poor levels of concentration and tiredness. I then did some reading, and am back on the drugs and feeling much better after just one day. I will now try a very gradual tapering, of about ...
Updated 26 days ago.
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amount to take
Am taking 60mg per day, but still feel depressed. How high can you go withthis drug? ## Hello, Dee! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem you're having. 60mgs is usually the maximum dosage for this medication, it's not been shown to have any greater benefit in higher amounts. How long have you been taking the current dosage? It can take about 4 to 6 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in the body, so you know how well it is working for you. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes.
Updated 29 days ago.
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cymbalta Too Many bad side effects
I Have Had Severe Depression & Anxiety Most Of My Life, It Is Definitely A Daily Battle I Fight Everyday.. I Wanted To Come On This Cymbalta Chat To Actually Be Able To Talk To People Who Can Relate To Me & Know What I'm Going Through..I Started 30 Mg Cymbalta 3 Months Ago & My Side Effects Still Haven't Gone Away & Are Really Freaking Me Out.. I Have Experienced A Dizzy Swirling Feeling In My Head, Nausea, My Blood Pressure Got High &Heart Feels Like It's Pounding.. My Anxiety & Shaking Has Gotten Worse Which Confuses Me Because that was one reason My Doctor put me on Cymbalta cause he said it was used for people that had anxiety disorders. Ugh! :( I'm Miserable I Just Want To Get Off Of This Medicine But Don't Know The Safest Way To Do That?...
Updated 30 days ago.
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Cymbalta And Weight Gain
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.
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pain management doctors who will prescribe medications around Richmond or Mechanicsville or Ashland VA
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.
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does cymbalta show up in a drug test
Iam presribed 60mg of cymbalta a day will that show up on a DOT drug screen
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pain management drs
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.
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what do you know about this medicine??
I was supposed to get Cymbalta I ended up with this... I am nervous it says dont take with mental meds. I am On a few of those... also concerned about the weight gain factor and drowsiness this med will cause anyone with info please let me know. ## hi im on cymbalta im prescibed the drug to help with my bipolor disorderd and p.t.s.d. after a server crash i have been on it for 6 month's. iv found im putting on weight it's gone from 89kg to 99kg i no it dosent sound like alot but im at the gym evry day and follow a strict diet.im finding the rehab is doing wonder's but im getting a beer gut and yes manboob's which isnt pritty also i have high blood bresher hi hart rate dissiy speels and at times i feel like im going to pass out im going to ween myself off slowly and im hop...
Updated 2 months ago.
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cymbalta v. duloxotine
Has anyone noticed a difference between generic duloxotine and Cymbalta? I changed in Dec '13 and have had heavier side effects if I miss one dose, esp. diarrhea,constipation and ears ringing. (I take 60 mg with 100mg lamictal.). ## Yes! My drug co. switched me to generic Cymbalta about 8 weeks ago and my anxiety is back with a vengeance. I thought I was going to have a full blown panic attack last night. Will call my dr. today to talk about it. I generally trust generics, but maybe not with a med like Cymbalta. Too essential for me. ## I was on generic Cymbalta for about 4 months and experienced severe headaches, a racing heart, nausea, and tons of sweating. My doctor put me back on the Lilly brand and all the side effects disappeared. I feel like my normal self again. ## Generics ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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cymbalta no relief
Cymbalta side effects. Have taken cymbalta for degen. Joint decease and severe backback(3surgeries in nine month, the last one, missylower fusion with side rods at base) i seem to be getting no benefit for pain from this drug and reading about all the side effects, i'm stopping it. Second week, no ill effects. Next stopping the neurontin. Tired of taking all these drugs with no relief. ## Hello, Missy! How are you? I am very sorry that you're so miserable! Yes, these usually only help with certain types of nerve pain and it sounds like you may have more than that going on. Do they have you on any actual regular analgesics?
Updated 2 months ago.
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have taken 30mg for 7 days and 60mg for 7days. can I stop taking?
Have just found out doc put me on cymbalta and going back to home country where this drug is not available. I will go see doc later this week but was wondering if I could stop taking until then? Don't wanna get too much in the system. ## There shouldn't be any problem stopping it that fast, you haven't been on it for that long. Do you know what's available to you? If not, feel free to post back and someone can check for you! :-)
Updated 2 months ago.
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