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Duloxetine

Also known as Cymbalta

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  • Increase from 20mg to 60mg

    Hi all, I was on Duloxetine 20mg (for depression/anxiety) for around 16 weeks, that was what my dr prescribed for me, last Friday I finally managed to get an appointment with a psych dr, he told me the therapeutic dose for Duloxetine is 60mg, and taken 20mg was like taking sweets, so thanks to my …

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  • Where to turn to

    my son has suffered with depression for the past 20 years, I don’t know how to help him anymore. He rarely leaves the house or his room, no friends as they are all getting on with their lives and although included him in the past, he has made excuses not to see them so often that they don’t ask …

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  • Withdrawal from Duloxetine

    Hello, I’ve been withdrawing from 120mg a day and currently on 60mg  a day.   I’m not sleeping, feel extremely tired, headaches, agitated and just don’t feel myself. I’ve been advised to stay on 60mg for now until I feel a little better but nothing is changing and I’m not sure if I can go …

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  • Question about duloxetine (simbalta)

    Hi everyone, im from Ukraine and im new to this forum, so i want to agologize in advance about any inconveniences! Here is the short story: im 21 year old paraplegic (after the car accident in 2010) guy with a chronic pharmacoresistant pain syndrome in my anus. I've tried everything: gabapentin, …

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  • Duloxetine Awareness Just About Killed Me

    I was prescribed Duloxetine 60 mgs This drug could have killed me.  I am the 1 % that gives adversed reaction that could cause death.  I'm warning any thanking this drug after 6 weeks have your blood ALT and AST tested. I was having all kinds of symptons. My ALT shot up past 700.   …

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  • How to cope with Cymbalta withdrawal

    How do I cope with Cymbalta withdrawal? I gradually reduced my dose from yo to approx 15 mg over 5 weeks. I have been feeling like death for weeks. Migranes, vomiting, sweating, brain zaps, vertigo, irritability and fatigue. Do supplements, vitamins or anything else help?

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  • Duloxetine low my anxiety but I don’t feel with energy!,,

    Hi , I am new in this chat. I have been taking duloxetine 30 mg a day. My anxiety and depression is better in this 4 months but I am concerned about what is the best time to take this medicine because during the day  I can’t be active , my body doesn’t respond, I just want to be in my sofa  …

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  • Starting duloxetine as an add on to pregabalin

    I'd be grateful to read others' (new)  experiences. I have severe GAD and Social anxiety. About 4 months ago,  my psychiatrist started me on Pregabalin, which I now take twice a day (100mg) but although it initially seemed like a miracle drug, my anxiety had been getting worse …

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  • Lexapro to Cymbalta

    Hi-I’m cross tapering Lexapro to Cymbalta. I was on 12.5 mg of lex and tapering to 10 mg for a week (on day five) then 5 mg for a week. At the same the time, I’m taking 20 mg of Cymbalta. I’m taking Cymbalta at night. I also take 25 mg of traz and .5 of Ativan for sleep. I woke up today super out …

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  • Struggling to sleep on Duloxitene

    Hi I have been struggling to sleep for the past couple of months I take 60mg of Duloxitene and I can't sleep at night because I wake about 2 or 3 In the morning is there anything else I can take to help with my sleep if anyone could help that would be great thanks x

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  • Want off this and back on sertraline!!!

    I first started on sertraline and was up to 100 mg a day for depression and anxiety. Then my pain management doctor had me switch from that to duloxetine for the  same plus chronic pain. I am now on 60 mg a day. I made the switch pretty seamlessly. I went down to 50 mg of sertraline and then …

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  • shaky and jittery--three weeks in on cymbalta

    hi--i am about 14 weeks postpartum and have had pretty bad PPA. i was on lexapro during my pregnancy and postpartum for a bit and it just didn't seem to help, even with increased dose. I was on 10 mg-15 mg and had a hard time tolerating the side effects. So--I cross tapered to cymbalta about …

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  • Coming off of Cymbalta

    Hi there! I’ve been off of Cymbalta for about 9 (ish) weeks now. I was on 120mg for five years for my fibromyalgia. Has it affected anyone’s menstrual cycle? Since coming off of Cymbalta, along with 2400mg of Gabapentin and all other medications, my cycle has been totally out of wack and nonexistent

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  • Duloxetine Brain zaps (not coming off or reducing dose!)

    Hi, I’m new to this website but wanted to see if anyone else taking Duloxetine had experienced brain zaps when still on it. I’ve heard of people getting them while coming off the meds but not while on them. I’m only on 60mg, have been for 4months now, psychiatrist wanted to bring me to 90mg per day …

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  • Switch from Cymbalta to Sertraline

    Cymbalta seem to not work as it should. Have been on it 9 weeks and I still feel anxious.  Have any of you switched from Cymbalta to sertraline (which is the medicine I got first time I had anxiety)?  Any help would be appreciated! 

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  • Been on 30mg duloxetine for 1 week

    Hi I have been mixing pregabalin 300mg with duloxetine 30mg... I have been on pregabalin for about a year now due to chronic nerve pain..had to change my antidepressants couple weeks again... doctor changed my anti d's to duloxetine as there ment to help with pain as well as my mood swings lol.. …

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  • Morning dose

    I take my 60mg in the morning like you said with my vitamins . I’m tapering off mirtazapine at night which really helps with sleep so I’m dreading coming off them completely. Still feel jittery and sick and sweating buckets a couple of hours after taking my morning dose 

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  • Go to docs Hun

    Tell your doctor what is wrong and they will hopefully refer you to a councilar before advising medication 

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  • Sickness

    I’ve just started duloxetine 60 mg and feel sick and shaky 🤮 been on mirtazapine for ten years also plus morphine patch . I’m taking duloxetine for depression and wondered how long the side effects last ? 

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  • 30 mg

    I have been a panic anxiety person since I was 15 and am now 30. When my last med which was lexapro gave out dr put me on cymbalta 30 mgs.  Been on since December. I definitely think it has its moments. I’m good a lot but then I have bad times a lot too. I have lost close to 15 lbs which is a …

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  • 2 medications together

    HI I am on 5mg escitalopram, week 5 coming up, lots of anxiety still could I take duloxetine with it, have been reading that's it's OK, have been on it last year for fibromyalgia, , thanks

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  • Side effects possible???

    I’ve been on 60 mg of Cymbalta for a few years for anxiety/depression. Recently my anxiety got really bad so my doctor  added in 10mg of Buspar twice a day. Didn’t help. Tried 15 of Buspar and it made me fee yucky so we cut back to 10 (twice a day) and added 30mg of Cymbalta at night as well. …

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  • WHO IS TAKING CYMBALTA -- TELL ME ABOUT IT.

    Hi folks.  Within the next two months or so, I'm contemplating taking Cymbalta.  I am right now tappering off Remeron and not sure I want to go back on a SSNRI smilar to Remeron aka Mirtazapine.  Any input welcome.  Thanx.

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  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Withdrawal Bad News!

    Wow, this is really really hard to get off of. I have taken 60mg for 2 years for nerve damage to my left leg. It worked fairly well up till recently when the pain started creeping back and my Doctor prescribed Lyrica, which worked great for the pain. He never said to stop the Duloxetine but I did …

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  • Quitting 10 years of 60 mg Cymbalta

    Have been taking this insidious drug for over ten years for pain  in neck and back.  Initial reaction was great.  Now not so much.  On March 2,2018 I quit the drug cold turkey against my doctor’s wishes.  I wish I had done it sooner.  Only side effects were brain zaps …

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