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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) make me feel better right away?

No: We tell pts 2-3 weeks 2 start 2 work although it is often quicker than this. ...Read more

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So if cymbalta (duloxetine) takes time to build up in your system then if i was going to have a reaction to it it wouldn't happen right away either?

So if cymbalta (duloxetine) takes time to build up in your system then if i was going to have a reaction to it it wouldn't happen right away either?

Possibly: Side effects or "reactions to" a medication can happen at any time. Therapeutic effects do take awhile -- usually at least 4-6 weeks -- to build up in your system. Side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) may occur before therapeutic effects do. Balancing these with potential benefits will be up to you and your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) immediately, will all the side effects stop right away?

If I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) immediately, will all the side effects stop right away?

Stopping medication?: Stopping medications. Suddenly can cause u depressive symptoms to come back . All medication can have side effect , some times if u take it longer u can get-used to it . And if u indeed want to stop the medication do it always gradually. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) have to build up in your system if your talking it for joint pain or does it work right away?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) have to build up in your system if your talking it for joint pain or does it work right away?

Not a pain reliever: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a unique medication for chronic pain. It increases the serotonin and norepinephrine between nerve cells. It does take some time (days-weeks) for this to happen. It doesn't work like other short-acting pain relievers such as ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Added 10 mg nortriptyline (nummular headache) to 50 mg trazodone (insomnia) with 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) (migraine). Felt dizzy, drugged & weak so stopped trazodone. Feel better, but can't sleep. What to do?

Added 10 mg nortriptyline (nummular headache) to 50 mg trazodone (insomnia) with 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) (migraine). Felt dizzy, drugged & weak so stopped trazodone. Feel better, but can't sleep. What to do?

Insomnia: A poor sleep technic perhaps. Insomnia can occur when the environment where you sleep does not facilitate this important process. Make sure you have no distractions in the room like a tv, laptop. Ipad, smart phones, books, etc. . If still having problems may consider evaluation for restless leg syndrome or depression. Exercise during the day, not at night. Tell your physician about side effects. ...Read more

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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an nsri, or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This means that Cymbalta (duloxetine) slows the breakdown of both of these neurotransmitters, which allows them to have a longer effect. ...Read more

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How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Fibromyalgia: Fair: 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

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