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I was quite surprised when I first came on this site as there aren't many posts on here. It's made me wonder that aren't many people on duloxetine? I was previously on Fluoxetine and prior to that I was on Citalopram. They didn't really do me any good but I found the patient forum brilliant and was hoping there'd be something similar here.

My psychiatrist put me on 30mg duloxetine and I've been taking them for a week now and feel very fatigued. The first four days I was awful with nausea and anxiety. It's calmed down today but I just feel wiped out. Apart from that I've been ok.

I'll keep posting and hope the forum builds up.

Take care

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    sad hello Ive been on duloxetine for three months like u I have been on citalopram and they stopped working. I am on 60mg i Still fatigued and just feel like sleeping all the time I just hope I feel better soon. I hope that we could be in touch too talk about the meds bye for now.
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    Hi unhappy.......I'm overjoyed that I've got a post!! I didn't think I was gonna get any replies....thank you so so much.

    I've come off the dul due to severe muscle pain in my backside and lower legs. The pain was so excruciating and my psychiatrist thinks it's coincidental :? . She wants me to miss a couple of weeks and start all over again and said that if I get the pain again then I will have to change meds.

    I don't know what to do and feel so much of a failure. I'm just sitting at home and feel so bitchy about everyone else. Sometimes I think it's all in my head and maybe I'm making it all up. I feel I don't even know myself anymore.

    Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. Maybe you should go back to your gp and see if you can start somehing else. I know it's not good to switch but I thought after 3 months surely some good should kick in. Have you ever had your thyroid tested? If not, request for a thyroid test and ask for your levels once the results come back.

    Take care

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    Hi. like you thankyou for replying.

    I am already on meds for an uderactive thyroid and my leavals are ok. I am going back two my GP next friday so I shall talk to him then. Sorry the tabs made you achk. I have tryed a few antidepressents it takes a long time to get one that right. I now whats its like two feel a failure. the depression just keeps on turning up all the time just when you think its gone away. I get so fed up with myself and dont wont to see anyone.I just feel so fat and. ugly you take care to

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    Hi there un happy

    I really know how you feel. I too, feel so so ugly and I hate going to the shopping centres and seeing all those beautiful girls. My friends think there's nothing wrong with me and it's in my head.

    People who don't understand or suffer from depression think that you can just 'snap out of it'. We all know that it's not as easy as it looks, after all we have an illness.

    My whole life is at a standstill, I have no motivation, I don't want to live and I don't want to die (fear of the unknown). I just sit at home and wear PJs day in and day out. My kids have started wearing their PJs too when they're at home. So, that makes me more of a failure. Sometimes I have to force myself to go and get dressed.

    As well as the meds, we need willpower and lots of encouragement and support. Today, I'm going to go and get my hair done. Like you, I don;'t want to see anyone but I'm really going to kick my own backside today and get myself out. I don't know if it's going to make me feel better but at least my kids will see I've done something for myself.

    Take care and thanks for replying, by the way, didn't duloxetine/cymbalta help your depression at all?

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    Hi there Its so nice 2 have someone that feels the same way as me. I to would like to die but am afraid of the unknown. The only thing that keeps me here is my family and grandkids. Im not shore if the tabs are working I seem to be having a big fight in my head. life is so hard sometimes like you said you have to kick yourself up the bum to do any thing.

    have to go know wright to you soon,

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    Hi there un happy

    Please go and visit your GP and let him/her know how you're feeling. Sometimes you have to change meds to see what works for you. Most people say it takes around 6-8 weeks before you know it the meds are working, but everyone's different.

    Also, ask to see if your thyroid is alright, I know the thyroid can play havoc with ones life. I have an under active thyroid and my thyroid levels shoot up and down with makes me go mad.

    I read about a herb called Rhodiola Rosea and thats supposed to help with depression and stress. I took it recently and it knocked me out at night. I don't know if it's a good thing but I'm not taking the Duloxetine yet so I thought I'd give it a try.

    I do hope your GP listens to you and you get the right help. It's not nice to suffer. I hope you start to feel better soon.

    Take care :wink:

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    Hi there.

    I am going back to my GP next friday, I dont think that the Duloxetine is working.last time when I had trouble finding something that worked I had to go into hospital untill somthing that did. I dont whont to do th

    at again so i think I was hopeing that i would start feeling better.

    I havent herd of that herb I would have to ask the GP if its alright to take with other meds. I think that would be a nice thing to be knocked out at night then i wouldnt have to lie awake with things going aroud in my head.

    sorry to alway sound so glomey. and thanks for beeing there. unhappy sad

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