Period Of Decreased Effectiveness?

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Emmylou233 Says:
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I've been on cymbalta for years with wonderful results. For the first time in my life I have felt normal. But the last two months I have had increased depression. And I can't really say why. But five days ago I started a new bottle and suddenly I feel better again. Has anyone experiences this? I can't take the generic because it is not effective like the name brand. This experience makes me wonder if the pharmacy mixed the name brand with the generic for the last two months. Seems unbelievable but could it be possible?



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Emmylou233! How are you?

The generic wouldn't have the same markings as the name brand, so you'd be able to tell if there were others in the bottle.

You may have just had a rough patch for those 2 months, it happens sometimes, even without there seeming to be a reason. Alternatively, you could also have experienced hormonal fluctuations, which frequently happens to us ladies. Your doctor should be able to help you discover the cause.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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