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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
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Aches and pains from cymbalta?
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Been on cymbalta for 2 years. Switched from lexapro to cymbalta to treat anxiety disorder. The during the 6 months transition to cymbalta, I began having very tight muscles in my calves and feet, a constant electrical buzzing sensation in my legs and feet, arm and wrist pain, chills. I thought they'd go away once I got used to cymbalta. Two years now (60 mg) and I still get buzzing sensations and stiff cramps calf and foot muscles. Every few weeks I experience a few days of joint pain, esp wrists and hands,and achy feet when I get up , especially balls of feet and ankles. Feet and hands also burn now and then. Yoga and walking daily seem to help. I have body chills and also muscle twitches in calves every day. Had none of this prior to cymbalta. Has anyone had such symtoms while taking
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Cymbalta meds.
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I've been on Cymbalta for 5 years now. I went from 30mg to 90 mg. Back down to 60mg. The reason is I felt it no longer helped & the side effects out weighed the good, but then again its been awhile. Cymbalta is the only medication that has totally worked for my panic attacks & social phobias. But for about the last 2-3 years now I've gained at least 30lbs, my ears ring so loud, pain in my joints & insomnia. Oh and yes my scalp itches like crazy & horrible dreams. Tomorrow im going to 30 mg, until i have this out of my body, and find another answer. I'm scared but there needs to be another answer.
Updated 3 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 5 days ago.
 
cymb. withdrawal
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I was only on it 9 days I was taken off made me worse. Anyway. I got back pain very dry mouth and other is this normal withdrawal. How long will last. ## I'm on week 4 duluxotene / cymbalta withdrawl dizzyness gone sickness gone body shocks only got a few was doing great but then major insomnia kicked in had it all along but week for its worse hense anxiety not great at all wanted to die cos its horrid any way I cant eat to scared to sleep or carnt but I'm starting to come out in spots smell more have fluey symptoms again and I've got chronic nerve pain in shoulders and back and neck all of a sudden I thought this was coming to and end some normal sleep pattern has come bk over last two days have drifted off for an hour but it felt so relaxing if only for an hour or so and I...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
some one help
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im on my 3rd day taking this tablet after citaloperam stopped working, doc put me on 60mg but feel worse so he has said I should start on 30 mg for a week . is it normal to feel worse before u feel better and can me suddenly stopping takin citalopram cause worse affects along side starting these tablets , im desparate for any advise please x
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Generic cymbalta
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Been on cymbalta ( and Teva generic ) for now 8yrs. (60mg) Starting to lately feel like the med is not quite the same in efficacy as a year ago. Wondering if I can get insurance to cover some of brand name again if things might pick up? ## Hello, Howard! How are you? It is normal for our bodies to get used to anything we ingest regularly for a long period of time and for it to stop working as well. Thus, after 8 years, you most likely need to try a different medication for awhile. What condition are you taking it to treat? If the SNRIs, such as this, work best for you, there are others you can try, such as Effexor, Pristiq and Savella. The FDA lists them all as possibly causing similar side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes.
Updated 1 month 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 2 months ago.
 
Getting off Cymbalta
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I would like to share this, for anyone trying to get off Cymbalta; many know it makes it easier for some people to take the capsule apart and take out a bit of the content and reduce it that way. there are 250 tiny balls in there (yes I counted!) which makes it quite tedious, but there's a generic brand called Coperin by Alphapharm, who condensed it to only 6 little pebbles (5mg each) which makes it WAY easier to reduce as you go along. I reduced one pebble every 2 months, but everyone is different. I want to get this out there as this has made a huge difference in my getting off this medication!!
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Is any one taking this med for depression?
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I have been taking cymbalta, after zoloft didn't work any more I am also taking lyrica, a long with ambian my ambian was stopped then i was given rotinin they stopped that 1 month ago because it did not mmix with lyrica my problem is the hot flashs the sweats and still depressed with pain in my legs side and now gitters any answer for me please. ## Yes, I started takiCymbalta 60 mg three months ago for depression and I find it works quite well, and I haven't noticed any side effects. Over the past 20 years, I've tried them all and have had side effects from them all. So far, I haven't noticed any from Cymbalta -- yet!!! ## Telling someone that has had depression for years and that they don't know how to treat it, I don't believe is a factual statement. First of a...
Updated 2 months 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 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.
 
Side effects from upping dose
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I started at 30 mg and it helped my fibromyalgia pain but wore off by evening so I tried upping to 60mg & I couldn't keep my eyes open was so sleepy so went back to 30. My doc said side effects will go away in time. Am wonder how long before the sleepiness will go away ## Hello, Crista! How are you? It is normal to experience side effects, whenever you increase the dosage of a medication. They usually wear off after about 4 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. At the time, if they aren't improving, you should speak to your doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Cymbalta as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the reply! That answered my qu...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Unused and/or unopened Cymbalta
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- Unused Cymbal 30 mg exp 09 2014, unopened 09 2014 and 10 2014 - Unused Cymbalta 60 mg exp 10 2013 and 11 2013 - Unopened exp 12 2013 (2 bottles) and 01 2014 (2 bottles) I spent a small fortune on these meds (copays). Is there any way to get a refund or partial refund for them from the pharmacy? I hate to see it wasted considering the cost of these. ## Hello, D! How are you? No, I'm sorry, there is not. It is illegal for them to take back a medication, once it has left the pharmacy, due to the risk of tampering. Since these are also expired, the best thing to do with them would be to dispose of them. The FDA classifies Cymbalta as an SSNRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is th...
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 ## I ws on oxy for ages but no relief doctors put me on fentanyl 25 and chanded my life with pain worth a try.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
False Positive Urine Screen
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Can Cymbalta cause a false positive for cocaine on a urine screen?
Updated 2 months 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 3 months 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 ## I have taken cymbalta since 2005.. Switched to other meds for several years and came back to it in 2014. Thing seemd on for a while until I told my doctor I thought I might need something else.. She upped my dose to 120mg and recommended I tKe 1 in morning and 1 at night.. My brain zaps start around 3pm ## No, Cymbalta is not a narcotic. It contains the active ingredient Duloxetine, which the FDA classifies as an SNRI antidepressant. However, if you've been taking it for awhile, then some minor withdr...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
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 4 months 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 months ago.
 

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