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A 16-year-old female asked:

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Duloxetine (cymbalta), like many psychotropic drugs can cause drowsiness and various neurologic side effects. While these are often transient if you have just started the medication or have recently increased the dose many people cannot tolerate the side effects. To learn more about the current use of psychotropic drugs i would refer you to the book anatomy of an epidemici by robert whitaker.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be a great medicine for different problems. However, there has to be a benefit risk assessment.

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A male asked:

Its it normal to be on cymbalta (duloxetine) and still feel anxiety.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
DEPRESSION: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat depression.If you feel anxious, you need another rx for anxiety neurosis like ativan, or any nerve pill depending on how nervous you are. You can also take rx that will treat both anxiety and depression. Make sure you are not drinking a lot of coffee, pop or other stimulants that promotes anxiety.
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Cymbalta is indicated for anxiety dose from 20-60mg daily. Some psychiatrist may use higher dose ( not FDA approved). Check with your MD.
Apr 10, 2013
Remus, MI
A 36-year-old female asked:

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) make you feel even more depressed?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Talk to your doc: Everyone reacts differently to different medications and it is not outside the realm of possibility that you react negatively to cymbalta (duloxetine). I noticed that you also have some thyroid involvement given the metformin. The best path is to talk with your physician about your symptoms and determine together how best to proceed.

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