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Has anyone been prescribed this medication for back pain? ## yes, i've been prescribed this medication but i haven't tried it as of yet. i am online searching for some answers myself before taking it. ## Yes I hace this medication but not for my back pain. Im on it for depression, but it dont work for the pain or depression for that matter. ## I just took my first dose today. Now doing research. I was prescribed for depression as well. (It's supposed to help me sleep, too) Sorry to hear that it isn't working for Chris! Hope it works for me. ## I've been on Cymbalta for a month now,and it works great for me.Yes Cymbalt is the ani-depresant I've been looking for, for 30yrs now.Honestly,I have been on so many differant meds thru out the yrs and they all took care of...
Updated 2 days 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 8 days ago.
 
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 ## Hello, Candice! How are you feeling? I'm so very sorry about what you went through. Everything you've listed can be normal side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA, along with dry mouth and headache. However, not everyone experiences all of them, it depends on how each person's body reacts to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to try a different medication. ## After 1yr of taking Cymbalta my skin has aged 20 yrs and so loose it is disgusting. Bruising, ear problems, itching, on and on Dr does not want to take me o...
Updated 12 days 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 18 days ago.
 
cymbalta
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## I was recently Hospitalized June5-05 for Panic attacks and uncontrolable crying&Extreme Depression While Hospitalization the Dr. Prescibed Cymbalta during my stay,I was Released June13-05 and sent out w/ 3 Prozac 20mg to be taken 1 daily,And a Prescription of Prozac20mg of 30 pills.Cymbalta made me stableized faster w/ no side effects I 'd prefer Cybalta... ## My doc just prescribed Cymbalta to me yesterday. I took my first pill yesterday. I didnt read up on it till after my son told me "MOM< NO dont take that". I heard it has really bad side effects. So we got on the computer and read up on it. OMG, this is horrible. Why would doctors even prescribe this to patients??? I woke up this morning feeling kinda bad. Really shaky and feeling sick to my stomach. Is this ...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
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 20 days ago.
 
Side effects from stopping cymbalta
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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 28 days ago.
 
Oxycodone and Fentanyl causing a false positive for multiple drugs
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I take oxycodone and fentanyl patches but my doctor didn't know about cymbalta or trazodone. I came up positive for them both on a urine drug test, plus methadone, methamphetamine and benzodiazepine. Is that possible or could it of been a false positive? ## R u uk based, try and find a way to reduce if possible as that may help you?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
antidepressants and weight loss
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Scary Drug Interaction Concern - I need answers!
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I am on cymbalta 60mg at night and 30mg in the morning along with 200mg of gabapentin 3x a day for fybromayalgia and mild depression. I was given adderall 30mgs and I took a few of them. I felt focused but had started to sweat excessively for a couple of hours and my pupils are dilated. I looked up the symptoms and it linked me to serotonin syndrome. Being freaked out I didn't take my gabapentin or cymbalta yet today. My question is...if I took 60mg of adderall this morning, should I take the other two scripts (cymbalta and gabapentin) today or skip them and wait 24 hrs for the adderall to leave my system? Do I need medical attention or am I being paranoid? My muscles are cramping up in my back and hands so I'm not sure if this is caused from skipping my meds for fibromyalgia or...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
When did Cymbalta kick in for your pain relief?
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I started cymbalta 30 mg for a week, and now I've been on 60 mg nearing a complete month now. I have a couple chronic sports related injuries and a new issue in my neck causing some referred nerve pain into my head. My doc was hoping Cymbalta would help with both my pain and mood which has been down. Nerve pain is very depressing. I thought I was starting to finally experience mild pain relief the last few days but today I had a bit of a flare up in nerve pain again which was disappointing given the mild recent pain relief I was experiencing. I'm hoping this is a situation where my body is still adjusting to the medication, so ups and downs are to be expected? For those who take cymbalta for pain relief, how long did it take? Was it sudden? My doc wanted me to experiment for atl...
Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
Cymbalta 120mg, Trazodone and Tranxene together
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I take 120 mg Cymbalta for depression and Trazodone for sleep. I am still having problems with my nerves. In the past I had taken Tranxene. Could I safely add the Tranxene back with my current meds?
Updated 1 month 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 2 months ago.
 
Cymbalta for RSD/CRPS
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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 2 months ago.
 
Interaction of adderral cymbalta and gabapentin
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I am on cymbalta 60mg at night and 30mg in the morning along with 200mg of gabapentin 3x a day for fybromayalgia and mild depression. I was given adderall 30mgs and I took a few of them. I felt focused but had started to sweat excessively for a couple of hours and my pupils are dilated. I looked up the symptoms and it linked me to serotonin syndrome. Being freaked out I didn't take my gabapentin or cymbalta yet today. My question is...if I took 60mg of adderall this morning, should I take the other two scripts (cymbalta and gabapentin) today or skip them and wait 24 hrs for the adderall to leave my system? Do I need medical attention or am I being paranoid? My muscles are cramping up in my back and hands so I'm not sure if this is caused from skipping my meds for fibromyalgia or...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Cymbalta - what a pain!
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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! ## I was on cymbalta60 for neuropathy from my cancer treatment. I truly felt like running infront of a bus. I stuck with it for a little bit but to no avail. Coming off of it was just as bad if not worse. Be very very careful. It is for but a few people.
Updated 2 months 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 d...
Updated 2 months 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. ## Yes, we are all different, so while the FDA and NIH can list details regarding certain common side effects, there is no way to know how any medication will affect any given person. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, weight changes, and mood swings. Are yo...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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?
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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