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Adverse Side Effects Of Taking 120mg Of Cymbalta
I am taking Lexapro for the last 12 months. I am now starting cymbalta (duloxetine) today. Will the side effects start again. Thanks?
It could: Lexapro and Cymbalta (duloxetine) share some features in common, but are not the same drug. You could experience different activity and side effects -- but hopefully the balance will be in your favor. Assuming you stopped Lexapro due to not feeling it helped you, or because of side effects? ...Read more
What are common side effects of coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine)? I took 30mg for ~2.5 months. Psych said to merely cease taking it. Shouldn't I be weaned off?
Flu like symptoms: 30 mg is not a big dose to get off of but a lot of factors effect the discontinuation symptoms. 1 is how long you are on it. 2.5 months is long enough to have symptoms. Why you were on it, are you switching to something else and what. You will know in a few days of stopping it how you will do. Some of the symptoms can be a flu like syndrome, feelings of electric shock, anxiety and mood changes. ...Read more
Stopping medication?: Stopping medications. Suddenly can cause u depressive symptoms to come back. All medication can have side effect, some times if u take it longer u can get-used to it. And if u indeed want to stop the medication do it always gradually. ...Read more
Duloxetine: The most frequent side effects with Cymbalta (duloxetine) include nausea (so take with food), headache, dry mouth, sleepiness, sweating and initially a decrease in appetite. Some people can have insomnia or vivid dreams. In general side effects are mild and go away within a few days. ...Read more
No: If it is helping you feel better, enjoy. ...Read more
Varies: Nausea, dry mouth, somnolence, fatigue, constipation, decreased appetite, and excessive sweating are the most common side effects caused by cymbalta (duloxetine). Most of these side effects will taper off after three to seven days. I have found that somnolence and fatigue can persist indefinitely. In such situations the patient doses in the evening so that peak levels occur during the night. ...Read more
My cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg/day ran out yesterday cold turkey, what type of side effects are in store for me?
What side effects can I expect when discontinuing cymbalta (duloxetine)? Took 60mg for 3 months. Taper - 30mg for 2 weeks. Today 1st day without it.
Probably none: You probably won't experience side effects from discontinuing cymbalt the way you did. However, if you we're taking it to treat major depression, there is a chance that you may begin to experience some of the original symptoms again if you have stopped the drug to early. So, if you begin to experience sleep or appetite changes, or decreased pleasure in activity talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for fibromyalgia. In short what should I know about this medecine such as the worse side effects and is it an effective medecine?
In general this is a well tolerated medication and often used successfully for people with fm.
Side effects can include skin rashes, nausea, dizziness swelling, and changes in mood either up or down. Always bring any such changes to the attention of the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I quit taking cymbalta for polyarthralgia due to severe side effects. It did work can I take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) as alternate?
That depends on: What side effects you are having. In some cases, it may be better to treat the side effects and in other cases, it may be better to change the medications. Can you be more specific? ...Read more
Various: It is possible to overdose on cymbalta (duloxetine). The effects will vary depending on several factors, such as how much Cymbalta (duloxetine) was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines. Some symptoms of an overdose can include seizures, drowsiness, and vomiting. ...Read more
Varied Side Effects: The most commonly observed side effects in cymbalta-treated patients (incidence of at least 5% and at least twice the incidence in placebo patients) were nausea, dry mouth, somnolence, fatigue, constipation, decreased appetite, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Many of these side effects are short lived as the body adapts to the medication. ...Read more
Usually not: If you see no side effects within the first couple of weeks, it is unlikely you will experience side effects later. ...Read more
Thank you you are very kind. I’ m 70 yeras old and very afraid of cymbalta side effects. Thankyou?
Is this an add-on: Comment to a previous submission? We can not cross reference your previous questions on HealthTap Basic. Take care. ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of the medication cymbalta (duloxetine) at 30mg? I have heard lots of bad long term side effects.
Cymbalta (duloxetine): It's approved for the treatment of depression, neuropathic pain, anxiety, and fibromyalgia. The most common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, headache, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, dizziness, sleepiness, reduced appetite, sweating, abdominal pain, vomiting, and a decrease in sexual function. ...Read more
30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 weeks. Side effects begin to stop. Increased to 60 and side effects have returned. When will they go away?
Plan: It may go away within 2-3 weeks. If not you may return to 30 mg and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 26 y old I take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg and neurolith 400mg every night for 6 month. Will be there any side effects on me if I stop it?
Possibly: You do not indicate why you are taking these medications or for how long. It is not wise to discontinue any medication without discussing it with your doctor. ...Read more
I strat Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg since one week bu gave me side effects I go to pipi too often and make me wake up to do att night what can I do?
Speak to doctor: If you believe your symptoms of frequent urination started as a result of the initiation of this medication then, you should talk to the doctor who prescribed it so they can either change it or send you for testing to be sure you don't have something else going on that you may be interpreting as a side effect but may not be. I wouldn't suddenly stop the medication though without asking the doctor. ...Read more
Husband (32 yrs old) has fibromyalgia. He is not on any medication but has tried Lyrica and Cymbalta with bad side effects. What can we do?
- withdrawal from 90mg Cymbalta (duloxetine) - I'm reading a lot of scary long term effects of going off - is there possibility of awful side effects long term?
What side effects are commonly associated with drinking alcohol when taking 30mg of cymbalta (duloxetine)?
SNRI vs SSRI: Cymbalta (duloxetine) increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels, zoloft increases serotonin levels only. Cymbala may help chronic pain as well as depression. Both are good antidepressants and have similar side effect profiles. Keep in mind there is no 1antidepressant that is effective for everyone. It may take several trials to find the right one for you or you may be lucky and respond to the 1st one. ...Read more
Dr raised my cymbalta (duloxetine) to 120 mg for neuropathy pain. Bad side effects. Now what can I try?
Titrate down: I rec speaking with your doc & titrating down to a dose your comfortable with prior to changing medications. ...Read more
Pdoc reduced Remeron to 15, Cymbalta (duloxetine) to 30, increased WellbutrinSR to 300.Today b/c side effects said reduce Wel back to 150 add Klonopin Make Sense?
Yes & No: You obviously have a major psychiatric illness and I hope that you are being treated by psychiatrist. The combination of these drugs must be closely monitored and given time to assess their value in helping you with the least amount of side effects. There are no drugs that are free of side ffects. ...Read more