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Cymbalta stopped working. Now what?
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I took Cymbalta for about 10 years, and it seemed to help with a lot of my depression symptoms. I had to increase the dose over time, and maxed out at 120mg. But the last year or two I was taking it, it just didn't seem to do much anymore, and my depression had gotten worse as well. Has anybody been in the same boat? If so, would love to know if you've found something else that works well for you. ## It is normal for a medication to stop working as well for you, over time. Your body basically builds up a tolerance to them, which results in your needing a higher dosage, or medication change, according to FDA warnings. Have you consulted your doctor? Are you on any other medications? ## Do not quit this drug suddenly. You must taper off or you will have some had withdrawals
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Getting off of Cymbalta
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I need to get off of cymbalta because I no longer have an ability to feel life. I no longer feel like I have what it takes to grow as a person and continue building myself. I feel stumped and I feel like my body shakes and aches because I am so frail. My life on Cymbalta is pure laziness and sleepiness. The problem is over-sleeping and not feeling active enough or energized enough to get out of bed. The active and energized person who had an ability to feel things and follow his drive has been completely tarnished by an over-use of this horrible daily drug. My brain has been zapped and "blocked" I guess you could say because this is a dopamine uptake inhibitor. I feel like there is a cloud in my head, almost like a little visor, or massive shield of blankness and loss of ability...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
cymbalta
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I have been prescribed this drug for leg pain, has anyone had this prescribed for related pain. What did it do. ## Yes, I take Cymbalta, and have for approx 6 month. I was diagnosed with human parvovirus, and the fibromyaglia is here to stay. It has does wonders for me. Lifted my spirit as well as has addressed my pain! I'm not as stiff, and my pain has greatly reduced. Its an interesting high. I'm an athlete, and I can really tell the difference when I don't take it. thanks Lee ## I HAVE BEEN TAKING WELLBUTRIN FOR OVER A YEAR AND THIS HAS SEEMED TO WORK. MY DOCTOR IS NOW SWITCHING MY MEDS TO CYMBALTA AND SAYS I CANNOT TAKE THE TWO TOGETHER. WHAT SIDE EFFECS COULD OCCUR FROM TAKING BOTH, AND SHOULD I CHOICE TO ONLY TAKE THE CYBALTA WILL THIS BE AS AFFECTIVE AS WELLBUTRIN HAS...
Updated 19 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 29 days ago.
 
Cymbalta Absorption in Gastric Bypass
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I had a gastric bypass in 2001. I am on a higher dose of Cymbalta. Does anyone know if the absorption of this medication altered by gastric bypass? ## Most medications are, but to be certain, I would recommend checking with your doctor or pharmacist, they will be the only ones who can give you a definite answer on that in relation to the dosage you are on. ## I had Gastric bypass some years ago. There doesn't seem to be any difference. ## I had RNY surgery in 2003. It seems I take higher dosages of ANYTHING, due to the surgery. When (blood) lithium levels were tested, and medication was supposedly a theraputic dosage, I had much lower levels than the norm. I use a pill sorter and NEVER miss doses, so go figure. ## I had RNY in 2006. I don't know about Cymbalta, but my surgeon sa...
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.
 
cymbalta 60 twice or three times day
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My Dr had me on Cymbalta 60 mg twice a day for years Recently added one more a day 60mg three times a day Insurance declined and said not covered and not recomended I looked up side effects because I feel terrible and its been eight years on this medication with at least six years twice a day 60 mg ## The FDA lists the maximum daily dose as being 120mgs once daily, though some people may need to split it up into several doses, but your insurance company is correct, 3 doses a day would be more than recommended. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you ever tried any other medications? Have you consulted a specialist?
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
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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 1 month 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 1 month 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 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? ## Hey I gave a urine today I've been prescribed to cymbalta today benzodiazepines come up in parole drug test so just be careful with this medication as it gives many side affects
Updated 2 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 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.
 
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 2 months ago.
 
Brown colored urine from Cymbalta or Oxycodone
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I am currently taking Cymbalta and Oxycodone. In the mornings on several occasions when I urinate it is very dark brown. Could either of theses medicines cause this? I'm thinking of calling my Dr anyways but just needed to know if anyone else has experienced this from either of these medicines? ## Hi derrek, it sounds like you may be experiencing a more serious side effect of the Cymbalta. I checked with medline plus and it says: "Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following side effects, or those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING or SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment: ... - unusual bruising or bleeding - pain in the upper right part of the stomach - swelling of the abdomen - itching - yellowi...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
does cymbalta show up in a drug test
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Iam presribed 60mg of cymbalta a day will that show up on a DOT drug screen ## I am scheduled for an DOT Pre-Employer hair test for driving a Tractor-Trailer my dosage is 30 mg.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Are these normal Cymbalta side effects?
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I've been on Cymbalta 60mg for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic back pain. It took a few weeks to get over the initial side effects and then I did fine. The last few months I've been having weird symptoms that neither of my Drs can figure out. I have these days where it seems like hard labor just trying to breath. My pulmonologist says there is nothing wrong with my lungs but I have to be on oxygen at night and often in the afternoons. The fatigue is overwhelming. Then there are the waking dreams. If I fight to stay awake I will sort of halucinate. These aren't side effects of other drugs. I take very little pain meds as they don't do much good. The incidents aren't associated to any other meds. Then there are the sweats. I'll be freezing cold and sweating. I ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Cymbalta and fatigue
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I have been on Cymbalta for years now for depression and it works. My only problem is I have fatigue in the morning and afternoon, and its most common after eating. I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and use a machine, but the fatigue will still be there. I have high blood pressure and thyroid issues. I have talked to doctor after doctor. I eat healthy and I exercise in the morning. I lost weight, and I still feel the fatigue. I don't drink caffeine, so coffee is not an option. This morning was worse, as I felt like I needed to get out and run around my car ## That can be a normal side effect of this medication, but it could also be due to depression and other health issues, according to NIH studies. What type of doctor's have you been consulting? It sounds like there c...
Updated 3 months 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 4 months ago.
 

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