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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...
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does this drug cause urine test dirty
need to know if this drug will cause a dirty urine test ## does clonidine,seroquel, or inderal cause you to drop dirty for benzodiazepens ## Does seroquel dirty ur urine? ## I take seroquel 200 mg at night. My urine tested positive for benzos. Can seroquel cause this? I am also on cymbalta 120mg a day and neurontin 600 mg three times a day. Do any of these cause false positives for benzos? I have been kicked out of my sobriety home and I have not taken any drugs. PLease answer as soon as possible. ## cymbalta. It recently was prescribed and although no thc was consumed showed up as positive for thc. Is there any information to confirm this might happen? ## Cymbalta does dirty your urine! I take cymbalta 60 mg daily and my urine and saliva have tested positive for a myriad of drugs! It a...
Updated 4 days ago.
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Cymbalta for RSD/CRPS
I am in the later stages of RSD and have tried ALOT of Rx that haven't helped. Has anyone else taken cymbalta for RSD & did it help? I am taking Cymbalta now and can't tell that it is helping at all. I take 30mg now and in 7 days start taking 60mg. Is there any Rx that you have/are taking either than Cymbalta that is helping w/RSD/CRPS pain? I have already tried trileptal, neurotin, gabitril and topomax which haven't helped the neuro pain. Open for any suggestions. Thanks. ## Hey there, I am in the earlier stages of RSD (but it still hurts like nothing I have experienced in my life before). The doctor prescribed me Lyrica and it has done wonders for me. Hoe that helps! ## Cymbalta works in a very similar way to Lyrica, so it has helped some people who are suffering from ...
Updated 5 days ago.
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how do cymbalta and concerta interact
can cymbalta and concerta interact or is it safe to take both together? can any help with my question?
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cymbalta symptom issues
I took 160 milligram cymbalta on Thursday I had the most horrid side effects still had some on Friday and this is Saturday and I still have tremors Dr Mel const a diarrhea nervousness it to an extreme panic attack E & I haven't taken but that one dose I was scared to take anymore ## Hello, Kathy! How are you? Why were you taking such a high dose? Was this your first time taking it? These medications should usually be gradually titrated to reach the optimum dose that works for you, so it's best to start with a lower dose then raise it as your body adjusts. ## that is what the doctor gave me 60 milligrams sample pack I only took one and it freaked me out for 2&a half days along with many other side effects haven't taken any since do not recommend this any reason why it...
Updated 27 days ago.
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trigeminal neuralgia medication
I'm taking 60 mg of cymbalta and 1mg of kloanopin. I find that kloanopin relaxed my jaw and neck muscles. The cymbalta hasn't kicked in yet. It's only been a week.
Updated 27 days ago.
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What is mixed connective tissue disease?
What is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease? What medications are prescribed for it? Could this be the cause of severe low back pain? My Dr. doesn't believe in fibromyalgia but I have been diagnosed with this going on 12 years. I am taking Cymbalta, and Ultram for the fibromyalgia. My Dr. prescribed plaquenil but honestly I cannot tell I am taking anything. And since he prescribed the plaquenil he cut my dosage of Ultram from 100mg 4 times a day to 3 times a day. I quit taking the plaquenil because it keeps me awake at night, even though I take trazadone and clorazapam for sleep. I have had to add 2 benedryl with that to stay asleep. Can anyone offer me some advise? ## It's also called Sharp's Syndrome, it's an autoimmune disease. The prognosis usually isn't good for lon...
Updated 28 days 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.).
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what to do for cymbalta withdrawal side effects
Ihave been on cymbalta for 10 years. I tried to taper off but the side effects were like the worse flu I have ever had. I'm am depressed again and feel that it's time for a change. I don't want to increase dosage I want off. I have finally lost the weight I gained over the years on anti depressants and refuse to start gaining again. I'm bipolar so I can be without something. thanks for any help ## Unfortunately, weathering some of the withdrawal effects is likely the only way you're going to be able to stop taking it. Have you consulted your doctor? They may be able to help you set up a better tapering schedule that could minimize withdrawal effects a bit more.
Updated 30 days ago.
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Cymbalta 60 Side Effects
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...
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nortriptycine and cymbalta false positive drug test
I recently tested positive for nortriptycine and cymbalta during a urine screen. I have been on penicillin and amoxycillin for several weeks following a tooth extraction. I have never taken either one of the drugs I tested positive for. What is going on here? ## Just today my doctor informed me that he had my sample retested and the false positive for nortriptyline and cymbalta were from nicotine and alcohol!! (I drink on average 1 drink/day and smoke socially)
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where does cymbalta cause blisters on the body
I have blisters on bottom of my feet. The blister is open on my left foot. The blister on my right foot hasn't opened yet, but it hurts. ## Hello, Mr. Rambus! How are you? If this medication has caused blisters, that could be the sign of a potentially dangerous reaction starting, so you need to see your doctor immediately and the monograph advises discontinuing it. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
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Problem sleeping
I have been on Cymbalta for a couple of weeks. I don't have any problems falling asleep.Every once in a while I use to fight in my sleep or have nightmares, but maybe once every couple of months if that. But now since I've been taking the Cymbalta it's like every night I'm fighting and or talking in my sleep. Have you heard of anything like this? Thank you for your time. ## Hello, Shonda! How are you? Virtually all medications like this that act on brain chemicals cause disruptions to the sleep cycle, usually by REM onset latency, you spend less time in the REM stage and it is much more vivid, while you are in it. Have you consulted your doctor? It just might not be the right medication for you to take.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Dillemma with Cymbalta
I have chronic lower back pain from two surgeries and also arthritis. Over a year ago I was taking opiates and had epidural injections. The doctor suggested Cymbalta. After two weeks at 60 mg my pain was nearly gone and I haven't had any opiates since. I also feel the Cymbalta help my mood because I may have been depressed living with pain day in and out. Here's the dilemma. I've read so many horror stories about Cymbalta withdrawal it scares me and I'm thinking maybe I should get off of it now. I did have a few side effects (dry mouth, sweating) but these have long gone. I went down to 30 mg a day and have a few minor withdrawals (ears ringing, small pupils, no zaps but the head feels congested). The problem is the pain has returned. Every morning its a struggle to get ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Insurance turning down Cymbalta over 2 years of taking it
I was taking Cymbalta for depression and anxiety for two years. I also have chronic back problems, and it was helping my pain. Out of the blue, whatever the name of the government prescription plan for people disabled and on Medicare decides to stop paying for it and, therefore, allowing me to take it! I was switched BACK TO Effexor's generic, Venlafaxine XR, which wasn't working nearly as well as the Cymbalta. I know it's not just because I have government based insurance because other people pay for insurances that do that also. I just wish that whoever is benefiting from the profits of this would realize that the maybe 50%+ in income from old medications and dispensing generic medications, is not fair to the sick if they don't work. Mental Illness is a real disease. I...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Lilly 4229
40mg. Blue capsule ## why is blue cross doesn't cover the medicine CYMBALTA 60MG TO PATIENT THAT TRUE IT AND IT WORK GONE. THE COMPANY DO NOT HAVE A TIME TO TAKE IT TO SEE IF IT OK FOR THE PATIENT.
Updated 2 months ago.
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cymbalta equal to Effexor XR?
I have been taking Effexor XR, 150 Mg.for about 7 years.My pain management doctor suggested that I switch to Cymbalta, 30 Mg.for a week and then 60 Mg.We felt that Cymbalta would be a better choice with Tramadol 150 Mg.that I currently take.Does anyone have experience with Cymbalta helping major depression /anxiety as well as pain relieved?Will 60 Mg.of Cymbalta be comparable to 150 Mg.of Effexor XR? ## Hello, Shar! How are you? I'm curious as to why it was felt that the Cymbalta would be a better choice with the Tramadol? Both Cymbalta and Effexor are in the exact same drug class, they are both SNRI antidepressants, so the same risks and possible interactions are there with both of them and the Tramadol, nothing is lessened by switching from one to the other. I'm sorry, if I...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Is any one taking this med for depression?
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 3 months ago.
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Side effects from stopping cymbalta
Help I'm on day 8 of going off cymbalta and I'm in so much pain I can't sleep my side hurts and I'm so down I just don't think I'm going to make it thru another day any help out there ## Hi Machelle, I'm sorry to hear that you're having a hard time with the Cymbalta withdrawal process. You're definitely not alone! As you probably know, for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is usually to taper off of them, if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. In addition to that, I'd also suggest making yourself a tapering schedule on a calendar to track your ...
Updated 3 months ago.
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cymbalta false positive
I'm taking gabapentin, cymbalta, celexa, bachlaphen, vitamin C, zinc, morphine, valium, vancomycin, will any of these or acombination of any of them make a false positive for meth,
Updated 4 months ago.
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