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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. ## Hello, Tonya! How are you? That sounds more like you might have an ulcer, which will likely require some medical treatment. There is also a chance that it's gastritis, which the Cymbalta may be irritating. Be sure to tell your Psychiatrist about the issue, so they can make sure that this is checked out for you to get to the root of the problem. Do you take any othe...
Updated 11 hours ago.
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cymbalta / vyvanse / xanax = increased anxiety??
I am 34 years old and have been taking anti-depressants for about 3 years. I started on Lexapro, which quit working after a year and a half. While I was taking Lexapro I was experiencing horrible exhaustion (I have a disabled child and work full-time...VERY stressful), so my doctor put me on Vyvanse. She also gave me an Rx for Xanax .25mg to take as needed, which I RARELY took (usually only at night to relax). Last spring my stress level went through the roof and my doctor switched me from the Lexapro (which wasn't working anymore) to Pristiq 50mg, which was AWFUL (Horrible, vivid nightmares). I took that for one month before switching to Cymbalta 30mg. I have never liked taking the Vyvanse because it's an amphetamine. During the summer I began experiencing horrible anxiety and ...
Updated 2 days ago.
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Cymbalta and Auditory Hallucinations
Has anyone ever experienced auditory hallucinations while taking Cymbalta? I have been on 60mgs for 1 week, and just a little while ago I experienced what I am certain was an auditory hallucination. Either it was that or some is trying to contact me from inside my television. Anyone? ## No, I'm not finding that listed as a known side effect, the only auditory one listed is tinnitus. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor, yet? Has anyone else experienced this?
Updated 6 days ago.
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Cymbalta - what a pain!
Just started this medication, one 30mg capsule and I had the most excruciating burning stomach pain. Within hours I had hot and cold sweats and for 5 days unable to eat or sleep and feeling so very ill. My GP gave me Peptac Liquid which barely helped. Never again!
Updated 9 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 11 days ago.
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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. ## Hello, Rick! How are you doing? Those can be normal side effects, when you first start this medication. Things usually improve, after about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects may include dry mouth and weight changes. What others have you tried? What condition have you been diagnosed with?
Updated 21 days ago.
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cymbalta with weight loss and gabapentin hair loss
I have been taking 30 mgs 0f Cymbalta and 300mgs of Gabapentin for about 6 months. I have loss about 30 pounds without trying and have had ALOT of hair loss, it will just drop off my head ! what is that, I have had all kinds of diagnostics, could this be from the 2 meds ??? HELP ! ## Hello, Meana! How are you? Yes, it could be from one or both of the medications, though it would be more typical for weight gain to occur. What type of diet do you normally eat? Has anything else changed, recently? How old are you? Have you consulted your doctor? It might be time to try different medications.
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 ## Hello, Cindy! How are you? What dosage are your taking and how long have you been taking it? Cymbalta is an antidepressant that can also help with some types of nerve pain. Its normal side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight gain.
Updated 27 days ago.
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Withdrawal Problems with Cymbalta
There's been some legal cases recently filed in the US regarding Cymbalta withdrawal. Claims that Lilly deliberately omitted information about the true risk of withdrawal in the product label and in marketing materials. According to the LA law firm Baum Hedlund, the label wrongly claims that Cymbalta only has a 1% withdrawal risk, when in actual fact Cymbalta studies show a much higher risk rate - between 44% to 50% withdrawal risk! ## hello I have been on Cymbalta 4 for years now my doctor has taken me off about 2 weeks ago the withdrawals are horrible she switch me to Zoloft the suicidal thoughts while I was on Cymbalta was overwhelming the head zaps are scaryand I did gain about 30 pound and I am a thin lady.this is my second go round on Cymbalta I was per scribed Cymbalta in 200...
Updated 28 days ago.
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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 29 days 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"?
Updated 29 days ago.
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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
Updated 29 days ago.
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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 30 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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
Updated 2 months ago.
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