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Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly. ...Read more
Will cyclobenzaprine, Neurontin and cymbalta (duloxetine) alter the results of an emg test on lower extremities? And also, what exactly is that test used to determine?
Multiple uses: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a variety of side effects. ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a drug prescribed for neuropathic pain (e.g. diabetic neuropathy) or any other chronic pain. Dental pain is considered acute pain and common painkillers meds are NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and opioids. Maybe you have a peripheral neuropathy near your tooth that mimics toothache?
What is the description of a rash caused by cymbalta use? I have had a rash for 9 months on my hand. My doctor says it is from stress and there is nothing I can do except keep it dry. Since recent commercials state that cymbalta use can cause a rash, I
Hello. I haven't seen the commercials that you are referring to. None of my patients have developed rashes on cymbalta (duloxetine). It is described that allergic reactions to Cymbalta (duloxetine) can present with both rash and hives. The hives can be all over the body, itch a great deal and sometimes may be more prominent in areas that are impacted by the sun.
The following skin changes have been reported when a person is coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine):
ecchymosis â€“purple discoloration of skin from a broken blood vessel.
Erythema â€“skin redness due to swelling of small blood vessels.
Erythematous rash â€“ skin redness with possible itching, burning, tingling, pain and skin eruptions.
Exfoliative dermatitis â€“ reddened skin with scaling and shedding of skin cells.
Hyperkeratosis â€“ increased skin thickness
pruritic rash â€“ extremely itchy, red, swollen bumps on the skin.
I hope that this is helpful. Maybe a doctor will answer who has actually seen a Cymbalta (duloxetine) rash. Take care. ...Read more
My sister was prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine). Is there a copay assistance for this medication? Thank you.
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Also talk to your pharmacist and physician to see what they may be able to tell you. ...Read more
Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more
Probably time to switch my cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg to another OCD med...Has anyone used cymbalta (duloxetine) for OCD successfully--just curious--and yes I do cbt for ocd?
Not in my practice.: It is not approved for ocd as you know, and there are scattered cases on the internet that show that it has helped a few. But mostly not helped others. I don't think it is a good choice for ocd and has no formal literature to back up its use. It is approved for gad, but not for ocd. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. I am shocked, you mean your cbt has not cured you? :) just kidding. ...Read more
This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label'
in this case it is started at a low dose and tapered up depending on side effects and effectiveness (i personally taper it up much more slowly than recommended to avoid dizziness and drowsiness). ...Read more
What are some things you can to to sooth physical pain due to stress from computer work? Cymbalta> pt?
Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg works well, doc prescribed 1mg clonezapam to help insomnia...Would like to taper off clonezapam what can I use? On fr 7 yrs
Is shallow breathing a very rare side effect of cymbalta-seem to get 2 hours after med kicks is and goesaway 6 hours later?
Maybe: Can't answer for you specifically or for exact doses since that would involve doing an individual assessment. However they should be ok together. There is one possible interaction. Methadone may reduce the metabolism of Cymbalta (duloxetine) (meaning that for the same dose your blood levels may be higher than they would ordinarily be). This may mean a dose adjustment. ...Read more
Weaning self fr cymb: Very easy, if this medication was prescribed by u physician to him. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to mix flexeril, cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) mobic, hyzaar all together? I am currently taking these every night?
Before changing meds dr. Wants to try 90 cymbalta (duloxetine) -is that safe or to toxic on liver?
Please urgent would cymbalta (duloxetine) affect blood preasure? Or affect the heart is it deadly?
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
Return of symptoms!: I agree that you can experience serotonin discontinuation syndrome when stopping cymbalta, (duloxetine) which can feel like having the flu and sometimes strange sensations as well. As a result it should be tapered if possible with the help of your provider. This is pretty rare with Cymbalta (duloxetine) however; of greater concern is the possibility that your symptoms could recur, you should discuss this with your doc also. ...Read more
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
How can I solve my stomach aches and frequent urinating problems when cymbalta (duloxetine) wears off?
Your question is not clear. If you are stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) and have these problems then a long slow taper over 4-6 weeks is necessary for some folks.
If you are taking the medication regularly tehn the half-life of the medication is long enough not to be the cause and further evaluation needs to be undertaken. ...Read more
Is the butrans patch good for fibro and what can I take for upper resp/sinus infec. That will not interact with cymbalta (duloxetine)...
Beware: I would strongly encourage you to consider an alternative form of pain medication besides Butrans as opioid medications should be a last resort due to all the adverse effects that come along with using them. Some basic things that really don't interact with anything would be steam treatments and saline nasal irrigations. Otherwise to suggest meds, it helps to know your most bothersome symptoms. ...Read more
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at increased risk of seizures. It sounds like you must have a difficult case of depression and anxiety and I suggest you talk with you doctor about a better combination. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are both antidepressants and you should be on one or the other ...Read more
Could the combination of cymbalta (duloxetine) and wellbutrin have worked/not worked for some people?
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are potent anti-depressants. They are not usually prescribed together unless it is a severe case of depression. Anti-depressants can work or fail solo or in combination. There is no wrong answer, the only way to know if they will work is to try them. ...Read more
Yes: Seratonin syndrome can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was told many years ago that I have fibromyalgia. Have been given cymbalta, it makes me very sick. Also tried lyrica (pregabalin) it made me a zombie. What can
Many choices.: Assume you are already doing the non pharmacologic approaches. Savella (milnacipran) and Gabapentin are the other medications approved for fm. There are many non approved meds routinely tried for fm such as the tca's (amitriptylline, nortriptylline, etc.), venlafaxine, cyclobenzaprine, analgesics and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more