Just started duloxetine

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Is it normal to have increased anxiety when starting duloxetine? I am on day 8 at the moment and feel awful!!

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    Hi ; yes your anxiety can increase, before it gets better..only you know, if you can tolerate this side effect.but I would try and give them a good go..for six weeks anyway..if your anxiety is worse after this. I would change meds..Hope your o.k. xx
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    Yes! Very common. I'm on day 12 myself on 30mg duloxetine. I am still having side effects but more good days than bad so that is a good sign. How are you doing now??

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    Hi I just started today at 20mg. I was wondering how its working for you now? Im taking it for GAD, social anxiety, depression and pain. When did you start to feel yucky? Is it tolerable or getting any better? Thank you for your insight.
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    yes definitely i had increased anxiety.

    IN face, duloxetine is working extremely well for me. I am on pregalin too to help ease the anxiety symtons. In comination they work well.

    I do get bloated though thats the only downfall .

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