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I gained weight while taking cymbalta (duloxetine).How long will it take for medication to completely leave my system. So I can start losing the weight.

I gained weight while taking cymbalta (duloxetine).How long will it take for medication to completely leave my system. So I can start losing the weight.

Cymbalta (duloxetine) weight gain: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause weight gain in several different ways. It can increase your appetite, reduce your sense of satiety when you eat, induce sedation you then attempt to manage by eating more, or improve a depression that caused you to initially lose weight. Your weight loss will depend on why you gained weight. For example, if it was from battling sedation, you can begin to lose weight immediately. Read more

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Started cymbalta (duloxetine) and now I can't get orgasem. No matter how hard I try. Why? And how long will I need to take this to treat neuro symptoms?

Started cymbalta (duloxetine) and now I can't get orgasem. No matter how hard I try. Why? And how long will I need to take this to treat neuro symptoms?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) side effect: Per drugs. Com: -potential side effects include v'ed libido (6% of males), abnormal orgasm (4% of males), erectile dysfunction (up to 4%), delayed ejaculation (3%) ; ejaculatory dysfunction (3%). Don't know what your neurological condition is - can't predict duration of treatment you will need. Read more

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I've been on cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 weeks and it has done nothing for me, I know it can take longer but shouldn't I feel even a little improvement by now?

Depends: U'r dose may need to be increased. Most people start on 30 or 60, then there docs ask them to go up to 60 or 120. May take up to 5-6 weeks. Recommend to call u'r doc to have a follow up after starting medications to discuss responses, potential dose adjustments or changes. Read more

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My wife dropped cymbalta (duloxetine) dose from 60mg to 30MG 2 days ago. She was on 60 for 2 years. How long will it take to determine if the lower dose is right.

My wife dropped cymbalta (duloxetine) dose from 60mg to 30MG 2 days ago. She was on 60 for 2 years. How long will it take to determine if the lower dose is right.

You should have: Some indication in 4-5 days. It depends on the reason for taking Cymbalta (duloxetine). (and the reason for cutting back on it). Watch for changes in muscle tone, pain tolerance and mood and comportment. Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine) to end?

How long does it take for the side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine) to end?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Depending on whether Cymbalta (duloxetine) is taken alone, how long, dose adjustment, how much, etc. Usually side effects of most antidepressants subside within 7 to 10 days, especially stomach upset. Read more

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How long does it take for cymbalta (duloxetine) to start working for neuropathy pain?

How long does it take for cymbalta (duloxetine) to start working for neuropathy pain?

It depends: It depends on the type of neuropathy, its severity and the dose of Cymbalta (duloxetine) you are taking. At appropriate doses usually 3-4 weeks will tell. Remember, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not always helpful. Read more

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My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

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 failed a number of other drugs; or, if they also have a pain condition that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved to treat. If that doesn't apply to you, then many of the later-generation antidepressants and anxiolytics are now available as generics. Read more

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How long does it usually take for Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60mg to leave the brain?

How long does it usually take for Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60mg to leave the brain?

75 hours roughly: half life of drug is about 15 hours. Need 5 half lives to clear 95% from your system. HOWEVER, this is NOT a medicine you should just stop. It MUST be weaned SLOWLY. If thinking of stopping, please discuss with your doctor. Dr. R Read more

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Weaning Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 13yrs, take for 2 wks then stop while added Lexapro, Been 5 days & I feel "off" hard 2 describe, how long b4 feel good?

Weaning Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 13yrs, take for 2 wks then stop while added Lexapro, Been 5 days & I feel "off" hard 2 describe, how long b4 feel good?

Taper: Longer taper, under quide of Psychiatrist. Some changes in how you feel are normal in that situation however. Some antidepressants have a withdrawal effect similar to that of addictive drugs in my opinion. Read more

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Can severe acne be caused by cymbalta (duloxetine)? Stopped med 5 days ago. How long will it take to improve?

Can severe acne be caused by cymbalta (duloxetine)? Stopped med 5 days ago. How long will it take to improve?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): I understand your discomfort. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a medication for treatment of depression, it can cause dermatological side effects. Acne is an infrequent side effect of this medication. Please see your psychiatrist for treatment of depression and side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) soon. Read more

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What are common withdrawal symptoms in the process and if cymbalta (duloxetine) really helps with fibromyalgia pain. How long does the process take?

What are common withdrawal symptoms in the process and if cymbalta (duloxetine) really helps with fibromyalgia pain. How long does the process take?

Varied time: The time to respond to cymbalta, (duloxetine) if a patient will respond, varies. Symptoms may begin to lessen within 2 weeks but it may takes months especially if the Cymbalta (duloxetine) needs to be increased, sometimes to 90mg or more if the Cymbalta (duloxetine) needs to be stopped it must be tapered down and not stopped abruptly or there may be withdrawal symp[toms or increased depression. Read more

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How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression and Klonopin (clonazepam). Let the Wise woman within you reflect Reason to use: •Cymbalta 120 mg daily when side effect can be worsening of depression. •Klonopin (clonazepam) when side effect can be depression. •Both medications due to increase in dizziness, confusion See Psychiatrist to discuss side effects, interactions of both medications, decreasing the dose; Therapy Read more

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I am dating someone and notice that they take cymbalta (duloxetine) and klonopin. What's this mean for long run?

I am dating someone and notice that they take cymbalta (duloxetine) and klonopin. What's this mean for long run?

It depends: Depends on why they're taking them. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used for pain or depression. Clonazepam is used for psychiatric indications but also conditions like migraine and myoclonus. You say you "notice." Have you been snooping around in their medicine cabinet? What's this mean for long run? Read more

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How long does cymbalta (duloxetine) take to work for severe anxiety? I know It can take few weeks for it to help for depression but is it faster for anxiety?

How long does cymbalta (duloxetine) take to work for severe anxiety? I know It can take few weeks for it to help for depression but is it faster for anxiety?

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 benefits. Pending response, dose needs to be optimized as indicated and tolerated. Read more

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I have been on Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for 3 days. Super sick to my stomach and drowsy. Is this normal? How long will it take for the side effects to go away?

I have been on Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for 3 days. Super sick to my stomach and drowsy. Is this normal? How long will it take for the side effects to go away?

Not uncommon: It has taken most of my patients who experienced this several weeks to get past GI upset. May worsen as dose is jumped up. Take care. Read more

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Since being on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg. 2 months very hyper...Also take tegretol -klonopin-lamictal...If I go back to 30 how long til steady state. Is this rare?

Since being on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg. 2 months very hyper...Also take tegretol -klonopin-lamictal...If I go back to 30 how long til steady state. Is this rare?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) hypo mania: This is not rare at all. We are learning to rely less on antidepressants in bipolar disorder because of this. Antidepressants, especially snri's like Cymbalta and Effexor may cause more mood switching than most. Wellbutrin is said to cause it the least. The issue is not the steady state, but whether this effect will continue even at 30 mg a day. Latuda (lurasidone) is approved for treatment of BP depression. Read more

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Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

Usually: Usually taken in the morning as it can affect sleep for most. But take it depending on how you reeact to it. If you take it and it makes you tired then take it at bedtime. If you take it and it keeps you awake then take in the morning. Once you learn when the best time to take it is for you then take it each day at that time. Read more

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