My doctor just prescribed this medication for me. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
Asked by Augustus Desilets 3 months ago.
Cymbalta is used to treat major depression—a disorder marked by continuing, serious, and overwhelming feelings of depression that interfere with daily functioning. Symptoms may include major changes in appetite or sleep habits; lack of interest in social or work life; feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness; fatigue; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; and suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide. Cymbalta is also used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a painful nerve disorder associated with diabetes that affects the hands, legs, and feet. Cymbalta is thought to work by correcting an imbalance of two brain chemicals known to influence mood—serotonin and norepinephrine. It belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). --------------------------------------... Most important fact about Cymbalta Return to top Serious, sometimes fatal reactions can occur if Cymbalta is taken with antidepressants known as MAO inhibitors, including the antidepressants phenelzine and tranylcypromine. Never combine Cymbalta with one of these drugs, and wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAO inhibitor before starting treatment with Cymbalta. Likewise, after stopping therapy with Cymbalta, allow at least 5 days before starting treatment with an MAO inhibitor. --------------------------------------... How should you take Cymbalta? Return to top Take Cymbalta at about the same time each day. Swallow the capsule whole; do not chew it or break it open. Cymbalta may be taken with or without food. It may take several weeks before the drug begins to work. Continue taking Cymbalta even if you begin to feel better. Do not stop taking this drug without your doctor's approval. Abruptly stopping treatment may cause severe side effects. If you miss a dose... Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once. Storage instructions... Store at room temperature. --------------------------------------... What side effects may occur? Return to top Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Cymbalta. Side effects may include: Appetite changes, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, insomnia, nausea, sexual difficulties, sleepiness, sweating, tremor, urinary difficulties, vomiting, weakness --------------------------------------... Why should Cymbalta not be prescribed? Return to top You will not be able to use Cymbalta if it causes an allergic reaction. In addition, you should not take Cymbalta if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a disease that causes increased pressure in the eyes. Never combine Cymbalta with an MAO inhibitor (see "Most important fact about this drug"). Do not take the drug thioridazine with Cymbalta, as it could cause fatal heartbeat irregularities. --------------------------------------... Special warnings about Cymbalta Return to top In clinical studies, antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of Cymbalta or any other antidepressant in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Cymbalta has not been studied in children or adolescents and is not approved for treating anyone less than 18 years old. Additionally, the progression of major depression is associated with a worsening of symptoms and/or the emergence of suicidal thinking or behavior in both adults and children, whether or not they are taking antidepressants. Individuals being treated with Cymbalta and their caregivers should watch for any change in symptoms or any new symptoms that appear suddenly—especially agitation, anxiety, hostility, panic, restlessness, extreme hyperactivity, and suicidal thinking or behavior—and report them to the doctor immediately. Be especially observant at the beginning of treatment or whenever there is a change in dose. Some medical conditions require careful monitoring during treatment with Cymbalta. Be sure to tell the doctor if you have diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, or a seizure disorder. Cymbalta can cause episodes of mania (abnormally high feelings of excitement and energy), so be sure the doctor is aware if you have this condition. Using Cymbalta is not recommended if you have liver problems or severe kidney disease. Like other antidepressants, Cymbalta can cause drowsiness and affect judgment or motor skills. Use caution when driving, operating dangerous machinery, or participating in hazardous activities until you know how the drug affects you. --------------------------------------... Possible food and drug interactions when taking Cymbalta Return to top Never take Cymbalta with MAO inhibitors (see "Most important fact about this drug) or the drug thioridazine. Consult your doctor first before taking drugs that act on the central nervous system, such as antipsychotics, narcotic painkillers, sleep inducers, or tranquilizers. Due to the possibility of liver damage, do not take Cymbalta if you use alcohol more than occasionally. If Cymbalta is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Cymbalta with the following: Antibiotics known as quinolones, such as ciprofloxacin Antidepressants known as tricyclics, such as amitriptyline Antidepressants that raise serotonin levels Antipsychotic medication known as phenothiazines Flecainide Fluvoxamine Propafenone Quinidine --------------------------------------... Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Return to top Cymbalta had negative effects during pregnancy when given to animals. There have been no adequate studies in pregnant women. Cymbalta should be used during pregnancy only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Cymbalta appears in the breast milk of animals. It is unknown whether the drug appears in human breast milk. Therefore, it's recommended that you avoid breastfeeding while taking Cymbalta. --------------------------------------... Recommended dosage for Cymbalta Return to top ADULTS 18 YEARS AND OLDER --------------------------------------... Major Depression The total daily dose ranges from 40 milligrams (taken as one 20-milligram capsule twice a day) to 60 milligrams (taken as a 60-milligram capsule once a day or as a 30-milligram capsule twice a day). Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy The recommended dose is 60 milligrams taken once daily. --------------------------------------... Overdosage Return to top Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency treatment immediately. Answered by Delfina Tsironis 3 months ago.
I have been taking Cymbalta for a little over a year. It has really helped me with my depression and I tried about 5-10 antidepressants before Cymbalta. NOt sure if it is available in Canada but i would think so because its been out for a alteast a year and a half in the states. Answered by Ayesha Veasey 3 months ago.
It's a depression medication, but be warned it can have some nasty side effects. here is the data they collected. precentages based on 100 people that were given Cymbalta Nausea 20 Dry mouth 15 Constipation 11 Diarrhea 8 Vomiting 5 Appetite decreased2 8 Weight decreased 2 Conditions Fatigue 8 Dizziness 9 Somnolence 7 Tremor 3 Sweating increased 6 Hot flushes 2 Vision blurred 4 Insomnia 11 Anxiety 3 Libido decreased 3 Orgasm abnormal4 3 Erectile dysfunction5 4 Ejaculation delayed5 3 Ejaculatory dysfunction5 Answered by Michel Tuomala 3 months ago.
It's one of the newer anti depressants, also known as duloxetine. It works on both serotonin and noradrenaline. My brother takes Cymbalta, and he has found it wonderfully helpful. As with most of these medications, it works brilliantly for some people, but not for others. Try it for four weeks and see how you feel. If you feel worse during that month, call your doctor. You might get mild side effects, if they're bearable, stick with it! Read the advisory leaflet very carefully, it will tell you which side effects to look out for and which ones to be concerned about. Answered by Karlyn Manna 3 months ago.
Cymbalta is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Answered by Laronda Aeschlimann 3 months ago.
When i was on it... i disliked it a lot. I guess i just like the fast acting medication. Cymbalta takes any ware from 3 - sometimes 7 weeks to start working. Yet of coarse I was suffering bipolar, bad depression, break downs, schitz and sadness. I didn't like it because it took forever to work. I was on it for a bit and i still didn't think it was worth 40$ I was taking two 20-25MG 2 times a day. I got mad and started taking a bit more thinking it would kick in quicker... but it didn't. So i was back on Seroquel. 150MG 2 times a day. Personally... it may work better for you but if it dont in a few weeks then tell your doc. I dont know what you are suffering but if i knew i would be able to help you. You can contact me if you need to talk to someone, or something. Answered by Ivelisse Blass 3 months ago.
the best way to find out about it is to go to cymbalta.com it tells you everything about it.. what it does and all that.. side effects and so forth... another thing you can do is go to yahoo search and type in cymbalta review... and you can read reviews about it.. hope this helps.... Answered by Blake Montembeau 3 months ago.
Side effects of Cymbalta?
Asked by Brande Riggsby 3 months ago.
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used for treating depression, anxiety disorder and pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or fibromyalgia. The most common side effects noted with Cymbalta are nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and dizziness. Some patients may experience withdrawal reactions such anxiety, nausea, nervousness, and insomnia. The recommended dose of Cymbalta for treating depression is 20 or 30 mg twice daily or 60 mg once daily. Cymbalta should not be used in combination with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) (for example, phenelzine [Nardil]). At least 5 days should be allowed after stopping Cymbalta before starting an MAOI. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Cymbalta is excreted into the milk of lactating women. Our Cymbalta Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); feeling like you might pass out; agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes; very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors; easy bruising, unusual bleeding; painful or difficult urination; headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops; or severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling. Less serious side effects may include: dry mouth; drowsiness; tired feeling; mild nausea or loss of appetite; or constipation. Answered by Dodie Throne 3 months ago.
I am having trouble with short term memory and loss of concentration. I have been on cymbalta for 3 years or so. Answered by Delphia Lickteig 3 months ago.
Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms?
i'm suffering from cymbalta withrawal
Asked by Jerilyn Laport 3 months ago.
What symptoms are you suffering from? I hope you consulted your psychiatrist about withdrawing. Answered by Sheilah Sidur 3 months ago.
Does anyone take Cymbalta?
Does it have any side effects? Does it make you gain weight like other types of these drugs? Any info would be grateful. Has taking cymbalta helped anyone?
Asked by Lane Arbry 3 months ago.
Cymbalta's efficacy will ultimately depend on your own neurochemistry. My experience especially probably won't be applicable to you because 1. I took it in combination with Adderall XR and 2. I don't have major depression... but, anyway, here it is: I took 60-90mg of Cymbalta daily for a year and a half or so. I had been prescribed to take it in combination with Adderall XR (for depression and ADHD) but ultimately this mix just ended up aggravating my symptoms (which have now been reattributed to Bipolar). I didn't gain any weight... actually I ended up losing ~10 pounds* (although obviously the Adderall played a role in this) . Hellish withdrawal symptoms with Cymbalta are something to watch out for though, seriously. *"In placebo-controlled clinical trials, MDD and GAD patients treated with Cymbalta for up to 10-weeks experienced a mean weight loss of approximately 0.5 kg, compared with a mean weight gain of approximately 0.2 kg in placebo-treated patients. In DPN placebo-controlled clinical trials, patients treated with Cymbalta for up to 13-weeks experienced a mean weight loss of approximately 1.1 kg, compared with a mean weight gain of approximately 0.2 kg in placebo-treated patients." Answered by Georgina Yontz 3 months ago.
I had been taking Cymbalta for somewhat over a yr. It has fairly helped me with my despair and I attempted approximately five-10 antidepressants earlier than Cymbalta. NOt certain whether it is to be had in Canada however i might feel so on the grounds that its been out for a alteast a yr and a part within the states. Answered by Angella Lillig 3 months ago.
I took it for only 2 weeks. There are always side effects to drugs but every ones bodies are different so you can't really judge any of the side effects until you take it. I did not gain weight with this drug I actually was less hungry and it caused me to have excessive yawning, but the main reason I stopped using it was it made me nauseous. Again you would have to take it to see how it makes you feel. It's kind of pretty much a crap shoot with any of these types of drugs, a lot of trial and error. Good luck. Answered by Erma Vandygriff 3 months ago.
Cymbalta during Pregnancy?
I have read that women who are pregnant should weigh the risks/benefits when taking Cymbalta due to birth defects. I was wondering if anyone has taken Cymbalta during their pregnancy and if there were any complications?
Asked by Sherlene Gooch 3 months ago.
Common Side Effects of Cymbalta Cymbalta has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In these studies, the most common side effects of Cymbalta included: •Nausea -- occurring in up to 30 percent of people •Drowsiness -- in up to 21 percent •Headaches -- in up to 20 percent •Dry mouth -- in up to 18 percent (see Cymbalta and Dry Mouth) •Dizziness -- in up to 17 percent •Insomnia -- in up to 16 percent (see Cymbalta and Insomnia) •Constipation -- in up to 15 percent •Fatigue -- in up to 15 percent •Diarrhea -- in up to 13 percent •Loss of appetite -- in up to 11 percent •Sore throat or runny nose -- in up to 9 percent •Weakness -- in up to 8 percent •Sweating -- in up to 8 percent •Vomiting -- in up to 8 percent •A decreased sex drive (libido) -- in up to 7 percent (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) •Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- in up to 7 percent •Coughing -- in up to 6 percent. Other common Cymbalta side effects (occurring in 2 to 5 percent of people) included: •Shakiness (tremors) •Frequent urination •Muscle pain •Sexual side effects, including ejaculation problems, a decreased sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), and orgasm problems (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) •Blurred vision •Anxiety or agitation •Weight loss (see Cymbalta and Weight Loss) or weight gain (see Cymbalta and Weight Gain) •Hot flashes •Yawning •Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) •Vertigo (a spinning sensation) •Gas •Chills •Indigestion or heartburn •Seasonal allergies •Muscle spasms •Taste changes •Abnormal dreams There are a number of possible side effects with Cymbalta that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to: •Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Cymbalta and Suicide) •Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks •Hostility or aggressiveness •Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities •Restlessness or inability to sit still •Extreme elation or feelings of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood •Other unusual changes in behavior •Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications) such as: ◦Confusion or other mental changes ◦A rapid heart rate ◦Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea ◦Hallucinations ◦Blood pressure changes ◦An irregular heart rhythm ◦Overactive reflexes ◦Fever, sweating, or shivering ◦Shakiness ◦Agitation ◦Seizures ◦Coma •Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) •Chest palpitations •Difficulty passing urine •Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing. Less Common Cymbalta Side Effects There are other, less common side effects that can occur. Some of these less common Cymbalta side effects include, but are not limited to: •Atrial fibrillation •Congestive heart failure •Canker sores •Ear pain •Acne •Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) It is possible that you may experience some or none of these side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the medication. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Cymbalta, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.•High cholesterol or high triglycerides •High blood pressure (hypertension) •Sensitivity to the sun. •Cough. Answered by Clyde Bothe 3 months ago.
Cymbalta Information and Side Effects?
Asked by Portia Whiter 3 months ago.
Cymbalta is an antidepressant part of a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, or SNRIs for short. SNRIs affect specific chemicals within the brain known as serotonin and norepinephrine. These are two of several chemicals used to send messages from one nerve cell to another. As a message travels down a nerve, it causes the end of the cell to release serotonin or norepinephrine. The chemical enters the gap between the first nerve cell and the one next to it. When enough serotonin or norepinephrine reaches the second nerve cell, it activates receptors on the cell and the message continues on its way. The first cell then quickly absorbs any serotonin or norepinephrine that remains in the gap between the cells. This is called "reuptake." Normally, this process works without any problems. But when the levels of serotonin or norepinephrine become unbalanced, it can cause a variety of conditions, including depression or anxiety. Cymbalta helps to block the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells. This gives the chemicals a better chance of activating the receptors on the next nerve cell. The medication is used to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. It is also used to treat a chronic pain disorder called fibromyalgia, and to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Cymbalta. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When Cymbalta side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Here is a list of the side effects that may be apparent during your taking of this medication: * Nausea -- occurring in up to 38 percent of people * Drowsiness -- in up to 21 percent * Headaches -- in up to 20 percent * Dry mouth -- in up to 18 percent (see Cymbalta and Dry Mouth) * Dizziness -- in up to 17 percent * Insomnia -- in up to 16 percent (see Cymbalta and Insomnia) * Constipation -- in up to 15 percent * Fatigue -- in up to 15 percent * Diarrhea -- in up to 13 percent * Loss of appetite -- in up to 11 percent * Sore throat or runny nose -- in up to 9 percent * Weakness -- in up to 8 percent * Sweating -- in up to 8 percent * Vomiting -- in up to 8 percent * A decreased sex drive (libido) -- in up to 7 percent (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) * Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- in up to 7 percent * Coughing -- in up to 6 percent. Other common Cymbalta side effects (occurring in 2 to 5 percent of people) included: * Shakiness (tremors) * Frequent urination * Muscle pain * Sexual side effects, including ejaculation problems, a decreased sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), and orgasm problems (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) * Blurred vision * Anxiety or agitation * Weight loss (see Cymbalta and Weight Loss) or weight gain (see Cymbalta and Weight Gain) * Hot flashes * Yawning * Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) * Vertigo (a spinning sensation) * Gas * Chills * Indigestion or heartburn *Seasonal allergies * Muscle spasms * Taste changes * Abnormal dreams * Cough Hope this helped! Answered by Vivien Matar 3 months ago.
Generic Name: duloxetine (du LOX e teen) Brand Names: Cymbalta Cymbalta is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Cymbalta works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (serotonin and norepinephrine), which helps to improve certain mood problems. Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. It is also used to treat a chronic pain disorder called fibromyalgia, and to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). Answered by Markus Panagakos 3 months ago.
Monitor your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, monitoring your blood glucose levels will help keep your blood glucose under control and may help improve your neuropathy. Answered by Desirae Lindberg 3 months ago.
Cymbalta side effects!?!?!!??!?
My girlfriend takes cymbalta for depression. She seems to have several side effects to include; difficulty reaching orgasm, constipation, night sweats, and horrible dreams. Has anyone else experienced these side effects? Can you recommend a different medication that worked better for you?????
Asked by Yuette Halcomb 3 months ago.
Common Side Effects of Cymbalta Cymbalta has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In these studies, the most common side effects of Cymbalta included: Nausea -- occurring in up to 38 percent of people Drowsiness -- in up to 21 percent Headaches -- in up to 20 percent Dry mouth -- in up to 18 percent (see Cymbalta and Dry Mouth) Dizziness -- in up to 17 percent Insomnia -- in up to 16 percent (see Cymbalta and Insomnia) *Constipation -- in up to 15 percent Fatigue -- in up to 15 percent Diarrhea -- in up to 13 percent Loss of appetite -- in up to 11 percent Sore throat or runny nose -- in up to 9 percent Weakness -- in up to 8 percent *Sweating -- in up to 8 percent Vomiting -- in up to 8 percent *A decreased sex drive (libido) -- in up to 7 percent (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- in up to 7 percent Coughing -- in up to 6 percent. Other common Cymbalta side effects (occurring in 2 to 5 percent of people) included: Shakiness (tremors) Frequent urination Muscle pain **Sexual side effects, including ejaculation problems, a decreased sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), and orgasm problems (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta) Blurred vision Anxiety or agitation Weight loss (see Cymbalta and Weight Loss) or weight gain (see Cymbalta and Weight Gain) *Hot flashes Yawning Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) Vertigo (a spinning sensation) Gas Chills Indigestion or heartburn Seasonal allergies Muscle spasms Taste changes ***Abnormal dreams Cough. Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Cymbalta and Suicide) Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks Hostility or aggressiveness Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities Restlessness or inability to sit still Extreme elation or feelings of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood Other unusual changes in behavior Hallucinations A fast heart rate Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Chest palpitations Difficulty passing urine Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing. Less Common Cymbalta Side Effects There are other, less common side effects that can occur. Some of these less common Cymbalta side effects include, but are not limited to: Atrial fibrillation Congestive heart failure Canker sores Ear pain Acne Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) High cholesterol or high triglycerides High blood pressure (hypertension) Sensitivity to the sun. These are the side effects I stared the ones she had All are a side effect to the medication. hope this helps. Answered by Dale Galbreth 3 months ago.
I just started taking this about 6 weeks ago. About an hour after I took my very first pill, I felt incredibly better. It was amazing! I lost my appetite and had slight nausea, but I've also lost 10 lbs - so I'm not complaining! The first couple of days I was bright-eyed and bushy tailed, I didn't sleep for 72 hours straight. For a few weeks I had to take Benadryl to knock me out at night. That's all corrected itself and I'm sleeping better now. I've started clenching my teeth oddly enough, and that's caused some headaches but I'm getting one of those bite blockers to help with that. I have night sweats, although I'm not sure if that's from the Cymbalta. I also have a thyroid condition - and my levels are high, so I have to adjust my dose and see if that helps, which it should. My doc did say the night sweats could be caused by Cymbalta, but it's highly unlikely given my thyroid levels. Honestly, I've never felt better in my life. I was tired all the time before, needless to say, I was never motivated to do much exercise. Since then I've started jogging and dieting. I used to be a fast food junkie, a serious crap-atarian. If you shouldn't eat it, chances are, I was craving it. Now, none of that even tastes good to me. I can process my thoughts and emotions a million times better than I could before. I used to feel like a complete basket case, but now I can put things into perspective. I'm not constantly crying over stupid things. I can communicate effectively now - where before I'd tend to fly off the handle. My boyfriend used to tell me he thought I was crazy at times (and I felt that way too). We haven't fought once since I've started taking Cymbalta. It's hard to explain, but if I was upset about something before, it would usually snowball and start to feel like this huge thing. Now I'm able to process the fact that I'm upset, but it's not that important to me anymore. It's like my perspective has changed. The only downfall to Cymbalta that I can see is the fact that I don't see as many emotional highs as I did before. I miss that feeling, but honestly I can't complain given the complete 180 I've done in such a short period of time. I am in love with this drug, I don't know how I ever lived without it. Oh yeah, you asked about memory loss. The first couple weeks I felt a little forgetful, but I'm the type who writes everything down at work anyway - so it wasn't an issue, I had notes. On occasion I feel slightly dizzy when standing. It's not like the typical dizziness, but more like a feeling that I'm in one of those old motion pictures where the pictures are spliced together to make the movie - so there's this lack of flow. It's hard to explain - it's not really bothersome or anything (and doesn't happen often), it's just odd. Oh, and most people REALLY want to know about the effects in the bedroom department. If I'm 'alone', it takes much longer to get the job done. I haven't noticed any issues when I'm with my bf, I don't know if that's just because he's mad good at what he does or what. Anyway, enough babbling - I just thought since I've recently started taking it, you might be interested in hearing my experience. I love, love, love it! Answered by Dahlia Grumet 3 months ago.
Cymbalta Orgasm Answered by Dana Ocacio 3 months ago.
I took Lexapro it worked great for me! I had difficulty reaching orgasm for the first 2 weeks, I told my doctor about it and he told me allow time for my body to get used to the Lexapro, he was right. Lexapro is also fast acting, it works within 2 weeks, you will see a big change in your mood. I started on 10mg for 2 weeks then went to 20mg. Answered by Emelia Crall 3 months ago.
Has anyone used cymbalta and if so did you have good results or bad?
Asked by Christian Betacourt 3 months ago.
I took cymbalta for 2 years. It worked OK. I felt better than I did before taking it. However, I didn't put 2 + 2 together when I started getting heart palpitations. I went on a beta blocker to slow my heart down & xanax for the anxiety as dr. thought it was panic disorder. Got dependent on xanax & clonasepam. Went to the ER last Aug. w/ heart palpitations. Asked the doc if it could be because my doctor doubled my Cymbalta dose and he adimately said "noooooooo". Anyway, One week after I went off Cymbalta in Jan. I realized that I hadn't had to use my beta blocker. My heart was beating normal and anxiety was gone. So I went off xanax etc. I felt so stupid that I didn't figure out that those were very serious side effects to Cymbalta. Everyone is different. If your heart races and you have a panic attack, figure it is probably the Cymbalta. Answered by Theo Dewire 3 months ago.
I were taking Cymbalta for a bit over a 12 months. It has rather helped me with my melancholy and I attempted approximately five-10 antidepressants earlier than Cymbalta. NOt certain whether it is to be had in Canada however i might believe so when you consider that its been out for a alteast a 12 months and a part within the states. Answered by Oma Cubano 3 months ago.
wtf is cymbalta? that sounds like cialis or levitra Answered by Bailey Sneider 3 months ago.
If you are taking the antidepressant Cymbalta,are you having difficulty with alot of weight gain? Drowsiness?
I've been taking Cymbalta for several months, and WOW, have I packed on the pounds!! Am also very tired, especially mid-afternoon. Anyone else experiencing the same? I often ask myself, "Is it better to be fat and happy? or thin and sad?" HA! If you've gone off Cymbalta for the above reasons, what...
Asked by Jack Conch 3 months ago.
I've been taking Cymbalta for several months, and WOW, have I packed on the pounds!! Am also very tired, especially mid-afternoon. Anyone else experiencing the same? I often ask myself, "Is it better to be fat and happy? or thin and sad?" HA! If you've gone off Cymbalta for the above reasons, what do you take now? Thanks for your help:) Answered by Bambi Skordahl 3 months ago.
The benefits of Cymbalta will really be an individual experience, although these newer drugs tend to carry a lot of benefits and not nearly the amount of side effects as antidepressants in the past. One of the greatest benefits, if Cymbalta works for you, is that it seems to work more quickly than other antidepressants. Many people have to wait eight to sixteen weeks to even begin to feel the effects of any antidepressant. With Cymbalta a good deal of people have begun to see improvement in just a handful of days, or two to three weeks, which is a much more acceptable time frame. This is a huge benefit for people who are suffering from major depressive disorder as they don’t have to waste three to four more months of their life being depressed, if the medication does not seem to be working for them they can try something else. Relieving depression is a huge benefit to the life of anyone who suffers from major depressive disorder, or any type of depression that his or her doctor deems worthy of medicating. Depression can be as crippling as any physical disease, and stopping or even relieving the extent of the symptoms will be the single best benefit of any drug, including Cymbalta. For neuropathy pain, just having a medication that helps is a benefit enough. Some people really experience a difference in just a couple weeks, and taking that pain away can really transform a person’s life over night. Cymbalta works to basically marinate your neurons in these brain chemicals, and that helps to relieve pain. Often, when attempting to relieve nerve pain other medications are used in conjunction with Cymbalta to repair nerve tissue to relieve pain both short term and long term. Cymbalta is a very beneficial drug for many people who suffer from the awful nerve pain associated with diabetes and other diseases. SIDE EFFECTS : dry mouth, nausea, and constipation were experienced as a result of taking Cymbalta. The majority of these patients saw a drastic improvement of the symptoms after fourteen days on Cymbalta, which means their body was just becoming accustomed to the drug. While these are annoying symptoms, they are probably worth getting through for a few days or weeks so that you can improve the quality of your life. Only you can judge whether these are symptoms you can deal with, though they are common of most antidepressants on the market today. Temporary decreased appetite and weight loss once starting Cymbalta. Insomnia may result from Cymbalta use, or on the flip side you may experience excessive sleepiness or fatigue. Loss of libido and lack of orgasm were also experienced by this small population as well as problems with erection and ejaculation. One to less than ten percent also experienced dizziness, tremor, blurred vision, hot flashes, diarrhea or vomiting. A small percentage of patients also reported increased sweating when taking Cymbalta. In less than one percentage of men urinary hesitancy occurred as a result of taking Cymbalta. In a minute percent of the population the drug may also cause dilated pupils, and low blood sodium may occur, especially in older people. If you experience an allergic reaction to Cymbalta such as difficulty breathing, swelling in the throat, or hives you should seek medical attention immediately. You’ll also want to seek medical attention if you experience irregular pulse, low blood pressure often marked by dizziness or weakness, high blood pressure marked by a severe headache and blurred vision, chills or fever, unusual bleeding, or unexplained bruising. These are all more serious reactions and you’ll want to seek immediate medical attention. Precautions To Consider When Taking Cymbalta : If you have taken an MAOI type drug such as Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in the last two weeks you’ll want to wait awhile until you begin to take Cymbalta. The majority of people are not on an MAOI type drug, so it’s likely that is precaution does not apply to you, but if it does you and your doctor should take this warning seriously. Very serious complications often arise when these two types of drugs are mixed, and the complications can be fatal. You’ll want to mention any drugs that you have been on for the last three to six months before starting Cymbalta. Many people don’t realize that many drugs remain in the system for days or even weeks after they are discontinued, so it’s very important to talk to your doctor and/or your pharmacist to be sure that you will not suffer from any ill-advised drug combinations. While most of what you take will probably not interact adversely with Cymbalta, you should let your doctor or pharmacist decide. You’ll want to let your doctor know if you suffer from any medical conditions, even if they do not seem to relate to your depression or neuropathy in any way. You’ll especially want to mention kidney or liver disease, diabetes, narrow angle glaucoma, high blood pressure, seizure, bipolar diso Answered by Katerine Askland 3 months ago.
Yes! They can and of course the marketing released by the drug companies tries to diminish this side effect. Examine your eating and your exercise patterns. If you are eating very healthy, exercising enough and still putting on weight, then you should be talking to your doctor about other therapies. Keep in mind that psychiatrists basically just give out drugs these days. They do not provide much else for mental health care. You may want to look into a psychotherapist, a social worker, clergy person or other source of care. Answered by Sylvia Dinunzio 3 months ago.
No - it's done great things for me. I have dry mouth - that's the only issue and I need to be drinking more water anyway. Also, relieve body aches and pains. I'm 61 and obese but have lost 30 pounds in the last 8.5 months and continuing to make progress - just reducing slowly how much I eat and the same with sugar. It's Friday! ... I'm in love with life! Don't always feel this good but the bad times are just hours now (seems like) instead of days. Answered by Ruthann Jennifer 3 months ago.
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What are the side effects of Cymbalta?
Asked by Ima Bousley 3 months ago.
Cymbalta's Typical Side Effects: The usual for SNRIs and SSRIs - headache, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, sleepiness or insomnia, and diarrhea or constipation, weight gain, urinary hesitancy (it is a med for urinary incontinence after all), loss of libido and a host of other sexual dysfunctions. Most everything but the constipation, urinary hesitancy and any sexual dysfunctions usually goes away within a couple of weeks. Although some women will get a sexual boost instead of a sexual dampening. It all depends on how much norepinephrine (and to a much lesser extent dopamine) reuptake inhibition is going on versus serotonin reuptake inhibition, and which receptors are getting tweaked. So it's all a matter of how you do in the side effect lotto. Cymbalta's Not So Common Side Effects: Controlled narrow glaucoma (but you already have to be at risk for eye problems to start with), elevated liver serum (an annual liver panel with this med probably isn't a bad idea), blurry vision, muscle cramps, weight loss (hey, it's a problem for some of us). Cymbalta's Freaky Rare Side Effects: Retinal detachment. Ouch! I don't want to know how the med caused that. For all side effects, read the PI sheet. Answered by Rachelle Bennett 3 months ago.
I can't remember what the side effects were when I started since it's been probably 4 years. I am trying to get off of it now and the withdrawal is horrible. I am having brain shivers, dizziness, having trouble focusing. I feel like I'm not really here. Please think seriously before starting this drug. It's horrible to get off of and I was weaned off. I didn't stop cold turkey. Answered by Kaila Takata 3 months ago.
go to www.cymbalta.com for a complete list of possible side effects. I've been on 90 Mg's for 2 years and i haven't noticed any problems. good luck. Answered by Shaquita Mahala 3 months ago.