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Would skipping one dose of cymbalta-60 for a day. ..Be a problem?

U might feel: Some uncomfortable effects from missing 1 dose, but go ahead and resume your normal dose. U should be ok. ...Read more

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53 yo on 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for 6 yrs. Bad word retrieval issues last 2 yrs. Is cymbalta (duloxetine) the cause and will decreasing dose help symptoms?

53 yo on 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for 6 yrs. Bad word retrieval issues last 2 yrs. Is cymbalta (duloxetine) the cause and will decreasing dose help symptoms?

Dysnomia: Antidepressants frequently cause word- finding difficulties. Lowering the dose can cause a risk of a depressive relapse. Also, in my experience lowering the dose does not often solve the problem. ...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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Is it safe to eat 1/2 a grapefruit in the morning while taking my daily dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) at night?

Is it safe to eat 1/2 a grapefruit in the morning while taking my daily dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) at night?

No!: It's quite risky and very foolish. The problem is that it drastically increases the risks of bad side effects and extends the time the drug remains in you up to 9X! So you in effect get an overdose. It's serious - don't. Read this to help you understand. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/482204-can-i-eat-grapefruit-while-taking-cymbalta/ ...Read more

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How high a dose of gabapenten can I take while taking 60 mgs of cymbalta, (duloxetine) I'm currently taking 300 mgs of gabapenten.

How high a dose of gabapenten can I take while taking 60 mgs of cymbalta, (duloxetine) I'm currently taking 300 mgs of gabapenten.

May increase: Gabapentin is safe and there are no interactions with cymbalta (duloxetine). Sometimes the dose is increased to as high as 900 mg three times a day. This would need to be increased by your doctor, slowly over months based on symptoms and all your other medications and conditions. As with any medication you want to use the lowest dose possible to get the desired results. Results with gabapentin take time. ...Read more

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I am on 40 milagrams of cymbalta (duloxetine) but my dr just increased it to twice a day at the same dose. Is this going to make me tired? I am also on addreall

I am on 40 milagrams of cymbalta (duloxetine) but my dr just increased it to twice a day at the same dose. Is this going to make me tired? I am also on addreall

Cymbalta (duloxetine): One of the side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fatigue but this does not happen with every patient. The best thing to do is call and discuss your concerns with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) stop working? Started dose @ 60mg up to 120mg a day after 3months. Slowly over this past month, I've noticed the anxiety returning. HELP.

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) stop working? Started dose @ 60mg up to 120mg a day after 3months. Slowly over this past month, I've noticed the anxiety returning. HELP.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): 60mg. Per day. Very few cases may require 90mg. Up to 120mg. ...Read more

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What is the average dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for treating depression?

What is the average dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for treating depression?

See below: 60mg is a common daily dose but up to 120mg has been approved for use by the fda. ...Read more

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If you titrated to a higher dose of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) but forgot to take it one time (a one-time 24hr gap), will the evaluation period of 6-8 wks be impacted?

If you titrated to a higher dose of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) but forgot to take it one time (a one-time 24hr gap), will the evaluation period of 6-8 wks be impacted?

Not likely, but you: Are lucky that you didn't start going through withdrawal symptoms, which usually start just before the 24 hour mark after missing your regular dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Lowered dose from 60 to 30 cymbalta (duloxetine)...Making me to hyper. Am bipolar...Could 30 possibly work

Dr. Lowered dose from 60 to 30 cymbalta (duloxetine)...Making me to hyper. Am bipolar...Could 30 possibly work

Yes, it could: Unfortunately, it will be trial and error. If you got manic 60 mg a day there's a decent chance that your mood could stabilize at 30 mg today. I've seen it happen in my practice. The main difficulty that we encounter is that it's impossible to predict. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for major depression, it has stopped working. I was wondering if I ad another 60mg to my dose?

I have been on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for major depression, it has stopped working. I was wondering if I ad another 60mg to my dose?

Medicine: Please don't! check with your prescribing doctor before you make any changes to medicine he or she has prescribed. ...Read more

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What is your opinion would the dose range be for OCD for cymbalta-30 does not seem to help.-and I've heard that 90 hard on the liver.60 helps somewhat?

What is your opinion would the dose range be for OCD for cymbalta-30 does not seem to help.-and I've heard that 90 hard on the liver.60 helps somewhat?

What do you think?: Since the impact of ocd is on your thoughts and your behavior, what do you think about acting on your own behalf whatever the dosage of a drug you end up with? After years of using your mind in ways that are causing problems, much of what you do and think are habits and you'll need to unlearn them even with the right drug at the right level. Consider a good cbt therapist with experience in ocd. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause. Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause. Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Probably too risky: B"sd
weight gain is a complex thing: with cymbalta (duloxetine) "patients had a small weight loss early in treatment, returned to baseline weight in succeeding weeks, and had a mean weight increase of 2.1 kg. After 52 weeks of treatment."
Cymbalta 60 mg is effective for major depressive disorder - lowering or stopping would invite severe relapse. Entrust yourself to an accomplished psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Switching from Effexor (venlafaxine) to cymbalta reduced my drowsiness, after 2 month on cymbalta again I'm drowsy. Tapered dose from 60mg to 30mg last week. Regards?

Switching from Effexor (venlafaxine) to cymbalta reduced my drowsiness, after 2 month on cymbalta again I'm drowsy. Tapered dose from 60mg to 30mg last week. Regards?

Check MTHFR: Genotype 677 ; 1298. Almost 100% of people treated for depression for extended periods of time are positive for these genes. It is related to low folate (folic acid) ; B12 levels which causes fatigue. Getting treated can help all your meds work much better because your body will finally be able to make its own serotonin, nor-epi, ; dopamine.Tx is safer than placebo-15mg of l-methylfolate (folic acid), p5p 50mg, 4mg b12. ...Read more

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Can both Risperdal low dose 0.25 and Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg combined with Cymbalta? ?

Can both Risperdal low dose 0.25 and Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg combined with Cymbalta? ?

Yes: You might try all sorts of combinations under the watchful guidance of your psychiatrist. In your case the difficult decisions will have more to do with the Ativan (lorazepam) (1 mg twice a day) as you might be experiencing problems with rebound anxiety and precipitation of depression. Don't make any medication changes without consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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Took my first dose of 30mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) about 5 hours ago and am now experiencing a burning sensation in my eyes. Should I continue?

Took my first dose of 30mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) about 5 hours ago and am now experiencing a burning sensation in my eyes. Should I continue?

Call the doctor: Any history of glaucoma? Unlikely but a possible serious problem which requires immediate attention. Otherwise, probably ok. The thing to do is to call the doctor who prescribed it right away. ...Read more

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Would 40 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) generally be considered to low a dose for ocd/depression/anxiety. I am contemplating going to 60 with my dr's approval.

Would 40 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) generally be considered to low a dose for ocd/depression/anxiety. I am contemplating going to 60 with my dr's approval.

Not low: Since 60mg per day is the recommended maximum dose per day. Yes, do discuss with your doctor about why and what symptoms you need greater control over. ...Read more

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Can 60 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) cause a bipolar patient more anxiety or is the dose perhaps too low?

Can 60 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) cause a bipolar patient more anxiety or is the dose perhaps too low?

60 mg of: Cymbalta (duloxetine) could possibly cause a bipolar patient to flip into hypomania or mania (which might be interpreted as anxiety). If you feel worse on Cymbalta (duloxetine) please let your prescribing provider know promptly. Anxiety can occur with Cymbalta (duloxetine) with or without the presence of bipolar disorder. ...Read more