Log in to your
Quick sign up
It only takes a millisecond.
Terms and Conditions
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Enter your email address below, and you'll receive and email containing a link to reset your password.
Password reset
A confirmation email with a link to reset your password has been sent to at your request.
Please check your email and click on the link.
We do our best, but if you don't hear from us in a minute or two, please check your spam email folder.
For further assistance please contact us at support@treato.com.
Treato My Voice
Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas which could help others.
Please, no commercial content and no spam.
Make sure you enter your email address correctly so we can let you know when it goes live after a short moderation process.
The name that will be displayed with your story
Your email address will not be displayed on Treato, and will never be shared.
Thank you for sharing
Our editorial team will review this shortly and we will inform you once it goes live.
Treato My Voice
Thank you for sharing!
Your post was added to treato.com.
You’re one step away from being a registered user on Treato.
Just choose a password, and you’re done!
Treato My Voice
NOTE: All My Voice posts are carefully monitored by the Treato tream.
Your privacy is important. Treato will never sell or give your email address to a third party.
How to use bookmarks
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you through the My Treato
panel on the right
Successfully bookmarked the
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you
through the My Treato panel on the right
To save and access your bookmarks from any browser, you need to be
logged in or create an account in 5 seconds.
Successfully bookmarked the
You now have bookmarks. In order not to lose them, we recommend that you sign up or log in.
Security check
Let us know that you are a human.
Type the characters you see in the picture below


/ 154,530 posts
Other Names: Duloxetine
Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-no... Read more on Wikipedia

Positive Experiences with Pain Medications Change usage

Based on 154,530 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs. Learn more
Get more info! Cymbalta154,530 posts
New! Rate medications Rate it
* Off-label

Cymbalta Top Concerns

Based on 154,530 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Treato Video
Follow us
share this page
Help people by sharing experiences you've had with Cymbalta - your story could impact others.
Treato My Voice
By darcie
March 6, 2015
darcie wrote
Switching from Cymbalta to Low Dose Naltrexone
so, i don't have much of a story concerning this yet as i have not yet made the big switch.
i've been on cymbalta for 4 years and it helps me a little bit so i've stuck with it. but i gained a lot of weight on it and have trouble accessing my thoughts on it.
i'm wondering if anyone has made this switch before and, if so, how did it go?
Comment on this post
By Jackie
June 28, 2014
Jackie wrote
Cymbalta - Treatment for Crohn's Disease
I was on all kinds on meds for diagnosed Crohn's Disease, including Remicade (very very bad side effects,) and still taking imodium every day. My neurologist prescribed Cymbalta for nerve pain and I noticed within 2 weeks, my Crohn's symptoms were tremendously reduced. I stopped all Crohn's medications and for more than 3 years I have had to take imodium maybe 7 times. I don't know if Cymbalta will have same effect on everyone, but I definitely believe its worth a try. Mayo Clinic diagnosed my Crohns Disease and additional doctors since, but these past three years have been great!
Comment on this post
By softail
June 19, 2014
softail wrote
just learning up on some info.for my best friend thanks for being there ; )
Comment on this post
By Bobbie
March 27, 2014
Bobbie wrote
Carb Cravings on Cymbalta
I've been on 20 mg of Cymbalta for a year along with 100 mg Zoloft for depression and back pain. Although the Cymbalta as an addition makes me feel so much better.... The carb cravings are real and very strong. The thing is I felt so good I didn't worry too much till I gained an extra 10 unwanted pounds. I used to not care less about carbs or sweets..now it is very hard to ignore these cravings. Have weaned my self to 10 mg and the cravings have subsided enough where I feel they don't have control over me and I can use my will power. Definitely a challenge
Comment on this post
March 21, 2014
I find orgasm is easy to reach but i have to take the drug after having sex rather than before.
aksatas  |  February 14, 2015
Taking 2 - 75mg daily and have definitely not reached orgasm since doubling from 1 - 75mg daily several weeks ago. Can't really remember that last time.
Annie56  |  November 22, 2014
I have trouble reaching climax while on Lyrica. Also have major stomach/bowel issues when dose increased.
CountryCutie  |  October 16, 2014
Can't get an erection since starting Lyrica one year ago.
TomKat  |  July 28, 2014
well I am a lady and i find it hard, now to reach orgasm... its is frustrating and a lengthy process. I am on Lyrica 300 per day!
AllyKat  |  May 30, 2014
Comment on this post
By chiclets
March 18, 2014
chiclets wrote
Actavis generic vs. Teva generica (for Cymbalta)
I have been on Cymbalta now since 2008, and just recently (2-3 months ago) was switched to generic brand Teva (blue/green capsule). I took that at least 1 cycle then when I picked up my next prescription the pill was gray and white, which was the Actavis generic. I realize this could be different person to person, but while on the Actavis, I started feeling paranoid, anxious, and weepy...almost more off-balance than I did before I began the drug. I called the pharmacist and explained and they got me back on the other generic (Teva). So far so good.
Comment on this post
By reid4keeps
February 19, 2014
reid4keeps wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
Like so many others, Cymbalta does not agree with me. My doctor prescribed it to decrease fibromyalgia pains. While it did help ease the pain, the side effects are very troublesome. First of all I have gained about 30 pounds over the past year, and frequent palpitations also started that sent me to a cardiologist. After extensive testing I was given the diagnosis of premature atrial contractions which resulted in me having to take a heart medication! I began to research Cymbalta finding that the very side effects that were not explained to me are those giving me misery. I have quit taking Cymbalta and the weight is beginning to come off, but I am very happy to report the palpitations are gone! I work with a lady who takes double the strength of Cymbalta that I was on and she has had no problems. It depends on the individual. I would encourage anyone who begins to have these side effects let your doctor know. It's just not worth it.
Comment on this post
By Songstylist
January 31, 2014
Songstylist wrote
Cymbalta and Prestiq
I use both Cymbalta and Prestiq for about 4 years now. It is the best combination of meds that works for me. I maxed out on Paxil, and Effexor when my doctor put me on Cymbalta 30 then 60 then 90. Cymbalta 90mg got rid of all of my symptoms of depression until about 4 years ago and it raised it's ugly head again. He then added Pristiq 50mg and then we upped it to 100mg as my depression was still not effectively controlled. I have done wonderfully, no need to change meds. Until my part D medicare decided it would no longer pay for the Pristiq. So I was put on Celexa 10mg, then increased the next month to 20mg. It has become obvious that not only does Celexa not work for me, I have had a 5 pound weight gain, find myself craving carbs, sleeping too much, no energy for activities, chewing my nails and cuticles. I called my MD's office yesterday and I have been switched back to Pristiq at 50mg to start. I am experiencing nausea but know that will pass in about a week. If your anti-depressant isn't working, please talk to your MD about Pristiq (and Cymbalta). . I live with chronic pain and cannot imagine what life would be without the Cymbalta for both pain and depression. Hope this helps someone out there. :)
Comment on this post
By Krisathome
September 11, 2013
Krisathome wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
Comment on this post

What patients are saying about Cymbalta

154,530 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
but my anxiety has gotten worse while on Cymbalta. I have...
...on Cymbalta for 2 months. My depression is better but my anxiety has gotten worse while on Cymbalta. ...
I considered Cymbalta to be the best anti-depression drug I...
...occasionally. The pain in my ...painful since taking cymbalta. I considered Cymbalta to be the best anti-depression drug...
has helped with my depression. I haven't noticed any...
Cymbalta has helped with my depression. I haven't noticed any differences in my pain levels. The withdrawals are ...my medication. Any...
cymbalta for my fibromyalgia pain. It helps a lot....
...cymbalta for my fibromyalgia pain. It helps a lot. I also have major depression. cymbalta treats that as ...I have problems slee...
irregular heartbeat and this was caused by taking Cymbalta...
...put on Cymbalta for anxiety/depression ...that I now have an irregular heartbeat and this was caused by taking Cymbalta for ...
away. I use Cymbalta with very good neuropathic pain relief...
...go away. I use Cymbalta with very good neuropathic pain relief but many people have some serious side effects, mainly...
put me on cymbalta for pain and it has helped. I have...
...put me on cymbalta for pain and it has helped. I have ...entrapment. With the cymbalta I need to...
I was prescribed Cymbalta by my doctor for migraines...
...I was prescribed Cymbalta by my doctor for migraines and muscle tension headaches. I have read many of the other pain disorde...
i was put on cymbalta for my depression and it did wonders...
...too have fibromyalgia. i was put on cymbalta for my depression and it did wonders for my pain. but now tha...
Dr. has given me cymbalta for nerve pain in my back several...
...cymbalta for nerve pain in my back several times when it has got real bad and it worked great if you forget to take i...