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Pdoc changed dose of meds Wed. Which caused side effect of headache, nausea, anxiety?Remeron 45 to 15, cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 to 30, wellbutrin sr 150 to 300

Pdoc changed dose of meds Wed. Which caused side effect of headache, nausea, anxiety?Remeron 45 to 15,  cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 to 30, wellbutrin sr 150 to 300

Lets review your que: I would call your primary and discuss your symptoms. You are probably feeling that way due to decrease in two of your meds. It would probably better to have decreased one of them at a time and at a slower rate to avoid withdraw symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why does cymbalta (duloxetine) give some people headaches.Thanks?

Why does cymbalta (duloxetine) give some people headaches.Thanks?

Side Effects.: All medications have the potential for side effects. You listed a number of problematic medications. ...Read more

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Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Just started: It's possible headaches are a side effect. However, unless they are severe i'd continue for a few days and they may go away. If you stop and they persist follow up on this symptom and make sure there's no other cause. It may be an error to assume that the headaches and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are connected. ...Read more

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Im having headaches after starting cymbalta (duloxetine) on 60mg daily. How long should i wait before contacting Dr.

Im having headaches after starting cymbalta (duloxetine) on 60mg daily. How long should i wait before contacting Dr.

Call MD now: You're taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg daily plus Prozac - dose unknown - with immediate headaches means probable side effect from Cymbalta (duloxetine) which can be interacting with Prozac causing too much serotonin in your system. Don't delay to see about lowering or stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) dose. Additive effects from both meds if doses are too high could have serious consequences. ...Read more

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I am on 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine) at nite.Each morning i wake with a nagging headache that lasts all day.Should i take them during the day.Please advise.

I am on 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine) at nite.Each morning i wake with a nagging headache that lasts all day.Should i take them during the day.Please advise.

See details: Headaches are a common side effect of cymbalta (duloxetine). You can try changing the dosage schedule but that may not help. Sometimes the headaches will resolve with time but sometimes a switch to another med is needed. ...Read more

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I have been on Lexapro for 12 months.Nothing but headaches, today I have been prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine).Would you consider this a better med before i take it?

I have been on Lexapro for 12 months.Nothing but headaches, today I have been prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine).Would you consider this a better med before i take it?

It isn't really a: Matter of being a better medication. It really is about how each medication effects you personally. It is very individual - so i can't predict if you will have a difference in side effects or if one is more effective for you than the other. They are both excellent medications. ...Read more

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I had the worst headache of my life last night, so i took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

I had the worst headache of my life last night, so i took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

Cephalagia: The worst headache could be a medical emergency. There are several possibilities. You don't say how it is now . I would consider urgent evaluation by your md or er. Neurological problems may be persistent . That kind of headache shouldn't be managed by self treatment unless you know precisely what is going on. Even then, get seen. ...Read more

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Will you please tell me why dr is prescribing Lexapro for mild anxiety.Now gave me cymbalta (duloxetine) as i had headaches from lexapro.Find cymbalta (duloxetine) no better?

Will you please tell me why dr is prescribing Lexapro for mild anxiety.Now gave me cymbalta (duloxetine) as i had headaches from lexapro.Find cymbalta (duloxetine) no better?

What do YOU need?: You give a history of having overdosed on diazepam. The vast majority of people with anxiety do not need pills for it, and even these are best used to keep you functioning during turbulent times in your life. Talking about your life, learning new ways to cope by engaging with life's difficulties, new thought patterns, and possibly intervention in situations may work much better than a rx. ...Read more

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Stopped 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in February switched over to 10 Lexapro for 2 months then 20.. april horrible headaches and dry heaves ,Cymbalta (duloxetine) (duloxetine) withdrawl?

Stopped 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in February switched  over to 10 Lexapro for 2 months then 20.. april horrible headaches and dry heaves ,Cymbalta (duloxetine) (duloxetine) withdrawl?

No.: Your experience sounds quite miserable. But discontinuation symptoms from Cymbalta (duloxetine) happen immediately, not a few months later; happen from higher doses of Cymbalta (duloxetine); and don't usually involve headaches and dry heaves. You need a medical assessment ...Read more

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