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What are Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal symptoms?

What are Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal symptoms?

Varies: They can be completely avoided by coming off Cymbalta (duloxetine) in steps under supervision. If you suddenly stop take a high dose, you can develop "discontinuation" symptoms, which can include odd sensations, headaches, flu-like feelings, and gi discomfort. Then you might also have the return of the anxiety, depression, or pain that Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helping with. ...Read more

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Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety and pms?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety and pms?

No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful for major depression, particularly melancholic, down in the dumps depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is stimulating, and at best doesn't affect anxiety, but can exacerbate anxiety. For premenstrual dysporic disorder (pdd), ssris, like zoloft, celexa, and Prozac that work through serotonin can alleviate symptoms, but wellbutrin (bupropion) and works through Dopamine and doesn't help with pdd. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cause agitation: Medications like Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause activation and agitation causing restlessness and possible poor concentration. This is not adhd per se, but if you are more agitated and activated on the cymbalta, (duloxetine) it may mimic 'hyperactivity'. Please consult your prescribing physician as this may be a side effect of the Cymbalta (duloxetine) requiring an adjustment or change in medication. ...Read more

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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) difficult urination?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) difficult urination?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an snri which means it affects both norepinephrine and serotonin. The norepinephrine causes a pseudoantichoinergic effect like caffeine and decongestants and many others that can make it difficult to urinate, esp in older men with prostate problems. It can also help people with bladder frequency. Caffeine and some otc meds are worse. ...Read more

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Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Certainly the diagnosis may not be correct. Make sure you have had a Rheumatology work -up. Also it may be that the meds are just not working on you. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be used to manage chronic pain (neuropathic), if that is what you mean pain tolerance, the answer's yes. ...Read more

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There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

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

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Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Depends: Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is long term psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) help depersonslization?

Will cymbalta (duloxetine) help depersonslization?

Probably not : That is a complex disorder not easily treated with just a pill. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) help with depression?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) help with depression?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treatment of major depression. Most of the consumer marketing has focusted on its use in pain conditions. It is in the class of snri drugs that are effective anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs. In my practice I have found it very useful and have seen it help many persons with depression. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can pregnant women take Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

It Depends: This is something you will want to discuss with your doctor. Any medication exposure during pregnancy can increase the risk of adverse events. However depression itself in a mother can create risks for an unborn child. You will need to consider the risk of taking medication vs the risk of having untreated depression to decide what to do. ...Read more

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Is drinking coffee with Cymbalta (duloxetine) a bad idea.....does Cymbalta (duloxetine) increase caffeine as luvox does?

Is drinking coffee with Cymbalta (duloxetine) a bad idea.....does Cymbalta (duloxetine) increase caffeine as luvox does?

No: Just so you do not go overboard with the coffee. 1-2 cups a day ok. More then that and you might have issues. Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) affect your menstrualcycle?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) affect your menstrualcycle?

Unlikely: It is unlikely, especially if you are 51. More likely that you may be entering peri-menopause. Please consider visiting with your ob/gyn as part of your annual visit or don't hesitate to request a visit just to discuss "the change". ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Sometimes: Wellbutrin does not generally cause weight gain (and is often used specifically because it doesn't), although rarely it might cause weight gain. Prozac is somewhat more likely than wellbutrin to cause weight gain, but again generally does not. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is probably about as likely as Prozac to cause weight gain, but again generally does not cause significant weight gain. ...Read more

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How long do cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal symptoms last?

A Big Range: It could last upto two weeks, but it usually lasts four days. The best way to make sure you have no withdrawal symptoms is to taper down from 60mg to 40mg for 4 days, then 20mg for 4 days then stop. Some people tolerate going from 60-30-0. ...Read more