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antidepressants and weight loss
Is there any anti-depressants available that actually can make you loose weight and not gain? ## There's no pill that can make you lose weight. Weight loss comes from calories in and calories out. If you are not eating properly and exercising on a regular basis then it is not the pills fault for having a negative effect on your weight. Surely the drug may have an effect on your metabolism, but this is to a small degree if you cover all the other basis of your health; including but not limited to: Adequate hydration throughout the day Plenty of fruits and vegetables Low fat consumption Exercising at least 3 days a week Adequate rest and sleep schedule Loving others around you and enjoying life Essentially, if you are missing any one of these factors, you will be more prone to experie...
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Can cymbalta cause a false positive for tramadol on urine drug test?
I am in a pain management program which requires urine tests to obtain meds. I just started the program. My first test was + for tramadol but I don't take tramadol!! Confused!! I only take Percocet, amitryptyline, tizanidine, topamax and cymbalta. Sometimes immitrex or ambien. Only pain med is Percocet which I told them about. But NO tramadol, never have taken it! Can someone explain this to me??
Updated 3 days ago.
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going off cymbalta 60mg
Hi. I've been down this road almost 30yr. With all this,anxiety, panic attacks.side effect,different meds, nothing worked. Took forever and it turned my life upside down.not happy then. Been on cymbalta 10 years, its ran its course and making me jittery and nervous and shaky and confusion and focus are bad.tried before going off and was a disaster. Now it seems better, only been three days. Taking 30mg for 14 days then switch to probably effexor xr. Unless Dr. Has better idea. I also take ativan half milligram in am and pm. I sleep better and have no panic attacks at nite with it. Wellbutrin 100. For the calming effect. Not easy when you must change things around again. But I'm just lying low, but it really seems to be alot easier now. No major problems. But I've taken cymba...
Updated 4 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 4 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 10 days ago.
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praxidep cr, gabapin nt
. Dr prescribed me gabapin nt and praxidep cr for undiagonised rectal pain and spine legs pain fatigue. Earlier I took gabapin nt, lyrics, cymbalta, sensival , placida, but nothing worked on my pain, which is for last 7year's, I also pee 30 Times a day with lots of anxiety in my pelvis. Dr says it is interstitial cystitis. Pl advise whether praxidep and gabapin by vl work for fatigue and rectal lumbar pain
Updated 14 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 s...
Updated 23 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 26 days 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 28 days ago.
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Cymbalta 60mg
I forgot to take my tablet last night at 6pm and I took one at 10am this morning when I remembered to take it. What time should I take it tonight? Also I am feeling very nauseous - is there something I should do in order to feel better? I have had some neurofen but the headache is not going away at all. Also I am dizzy. ## Hope you are better by now. Resume normal dosage when you miss one. Try saltines for your stomach. I use ibuprofen for headaches and body aches. Ask your doc about dizziness. I take Cymbalta before bed. ## I was told to take it at 6 pm when I get home from work. I only get dizzy when I forget to take it and feel like crap the next day and have to take myself to bed and don't like driving when I feel like this. What are saltines? ## Saltines are crackers like Premi...
Updated 30 days 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. ## 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago.
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