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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain or depression: Why are you on cymbalta? What are the diagnoses? I would consider a second opinion since you have been on it since 2006 without effect.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Depends: I don't know how drug plans work in Canada, but here south of the border, Cymbalta (duloxetine) isn't resorted to unless the patient has tried and fai ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treatment: for optimal results duloxetine therapy should be assessed at 2, 4, and up to 8 weeks. It offers more longterm benefits compared to short term benefit ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Plan B associated w/: Plan B associated with (1% to 10% of cases): depression/depressed mood, mood changes, mood swings, decreased libido, nervousness. Effect is temporary ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an nsri, or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This means that Cymbalta (duloxetine) slows the breakdown of both of these neurotransmi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Well......: The half-life of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is about 12 hours. It takes about 5 half-lives for medication to essentially be cleared from your system. How ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
6-8 weeks: You may notice some benefit within a couple of weeks, but it will take 6-8 weeks for the full benefit.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): For depression, can take up to 4-6 weeks for full response at optimum dose.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Stopping cymbalta (duloxetine)?: Cymbalta (duloxetine, an SNRI) has a 12 hour 1/2 life. This means that half of the amount in your blood stream will be eliminated every 12 hours. I wo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagwinder Sandhu
26 years experience Psychiatry
Withdrawal: Some patients may experience withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly discontinue snri like Cymbalta (duloxetine) which may cause anxiety tingling or el ... Read More
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