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Take Cymbalta and I can't loose weight
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I've been on Cymbalta for 3 years for depression and anxiety. I am about 30-40 lbs overweight but I can't seem to loose weight no mater what I do. Has anyone else ran into this problem or no what to do to loose the weight. I take 120 mg per day ## Yes, weight gain, or the inability to lose weight can be a normal side effect of most medications in this class according to NIH reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood swings. Do you also make sure to get plenty of exercise and to eat as healthy as possible? Are you on any other medications?
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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 5 days ago.
 
cymbalta Too Many bad side effects
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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 8 days ago.
 
Problematic side effects on Cymbalta??!!
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I was placed on 30mg to start, with progressive increases monthly....at first wk on this dose, noticed itching & hives (mostly on scalp, neck, arm areas) then, had noticed severe shaking of both hands on & off thru out day & night. The worst side effect was by far dizziness & 1 episode of passing out! I literally was walking into a rm., as i closed the door, got dizzy, world blacked out & i woke out of this on the floor!!! I only took the 1- 30mg cap once a day (b 4 bedtime) for total of no longer than 2-3 wks. Med discontinued! Has n e one else had n e of these side effects??? I am somewhat healthy 45 y.o. w no HBP, Diabetes or n e other health prob to report other than, Chronic Reoccurring Pancreatitis ( non alcohol related) Depression, asthma (controlled) L5, S1 disc
Updated 8 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 17 days ago.
 
Expired Cymbalta
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Just prescribed Cymbalta again. Mine just expired 02-2016. Is it still safe for me to take it? It's not opened and it was stored in a dark dry cupboard. ## Hello, Janet! How are you? Medications do not become dangerous, once expired, but they can lose efficacy, so it may not work as well as it did, when it was new. Thus, it would be best to dispose of it and obtain a new supply. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I took Cymbalta that was expired and was EXTREMELY DIZZY and couldn't focus. Lisa Duke
Updated 18 days ago.
 
Cymbalta pros and cons
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I have been on Cymbalta for 3 months. I was prescribed it for nerve pain. I take it 2x daily but after reading about the withdrawal symptoms i eased into it. I still only take it once daily. I noticed a raise in my blood pressure at the start and odd headaches. I always take it with milk just to help with stomach issues. As far as how fast it works, I think all medicines react different to each individual. This medicine has helped tremendously with nerve pain. Good luck.
Updated 26 days ago.
 
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago.
 

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