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I would like to share my expeiriences of starting and taking Duloxetine (Cymbalta) so far..
?As like myself and many others, when prescribed such a medication like an SSRI your thoughts will be, oh no what about "side effects" so you start trawing the internet, to be honest all you do is scare yourself i was no different.
Went along to my GP to discuss starting again on Duloxetine (Cymbalta) as i had previously been taking this medication on a starting dose of 30 mg per day to which i found came with side effects, so i eventually gave up after a very short time!!
?I have now discussed with my GP starting on low dose 20 mg per day for 4 weeks with the view of going upto 30 mg per day.
?Week 1...Abit jittery for the first week, with slight nausea for a couple of days.
?Week 2...A lifting of mood no jitters, no nausea, felt good tbh
?Week 3...Felt ok but not the same lifting of mood, nausea gone!, jitters gone!
?Week 4...Started feeling alot calmer within myself, moments when mood lifted with feeling happy for short periods. that was a good feeling when it came along from time to time.
?Now into week 5 with going upto 30 mg per day.
?Back to feeling abit jittery, but that will pass but ok, as i would have expected with an increase of 10 mg. I take this medication around 8 am every morning. Dont have any problems with sleep or any sexual side effects. No increase or decrease in appetite or nausea.
?To be honest so far so good, mood starting to lift. Side effects are very minimal.
?Hope my experiences so far help anyone considering taking this medication. As like many others icluding myself would trawl the internet and forums like this looking for positive stories before taking. Most people will tell the horror stories, just thought i would share mine so far.
?Feel free to ask me anything or how im getting on with my experience as i get on
?My experience overall, so far so good
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