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Other names: Duloxetine
Method of use: Pill
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Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-no...
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Negative 7,854
We found 158,530 discussions
Betty Gibb
Is it safe to take azithromycin while on Cymbalta ?

Lilly1970
I have been on cymbalta for a year and I cannot thank it enough!! Taking it for anxiety attacks and mild depression. I have not looked back - I feel back in control of my moods etc. I used to get just out of the blue these feelings of 'glumness' and they would last a day or so. There would be no trigger, I could be having a really good time or relaxing and bang - like someone would close the blinds or curtains - things would go like dark and I would feel glum. It had been like that for 10 years. I exercised, ate well, meditated etc everything to NOT go on medication. Nothing could put them at bay. So I ended up trying Cymbalta. It has helped so much!!!!! I have not had a glum attack or anxiety attack since! Also my sex drive is still very high! It was something I was worried about a lot - as I've always had a high sex drive and was worried I would lose it as it was a listed side effect. The opposite happened and my drive is higher! I don't have any side effects other than increased sex drive and every now and then j get really really tired when I over do it.

Lilly1970
I have been on cymbalta for a year and my sex drive has increased immensely! I had a high sex drive before, but with cymbalta it's insane. I usually will want sex with my husband 2 times a day. I constantly think of sex and ring him at work to ask what he's wearing etc!! Not that I'm complaining. I just wanted to share as its the exception to the rule with what I have read about cymbalta's side affects.

Jesse
Cymbalta detox
I have been on Cymbalta for ten months, worked great for six but now it is awful! Makes me physically sick, vomit, vertigo, lost 30lbs. Can't stop taking it due to the detox being so extreme and continuing to take it makes me sick as well. Vertigo constantly. I have been trying to get into a rehab to help ween me off under medical observation but have been turned down by all but one rehab due to liability reasons...... Since I had a seizure after being prescribed ultram and because Cymbalta withdrawal can cause seizures I can't find a doc. With enough faith in the safty of my withdrawal to treat me.

Vicki
I am bipolar and have found I do better on Cymbalta with Ability added, rather than Prozac.
I also take Lamictal for the mania. I have pretty much been symptom free for 8 yrs.

Tinae
Bladder problems
I'm wondering about the affect on my bladder.?? They took me off of cymbalta because of bladder retention. Worried about this.....

darcie
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?

Jackie
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!

softail
just learning up on some info.for my best friend thanks for being there ; )
N/A

Bobbie
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

Patient concerns with Cymbalta

We found 158,530 discussions
Betty Gibb
Is it safe to take azithromycin while on Cymbalta ?

Lilly1970
I have been on cymbalta for a year and I cannot thank it enough!! Taking it for anxiety attacks and mild depression. I have not looked back - I feel back in control of my moods etc. I used to get just out of the blue these feelings of 'glumness' and they would last a day or so. There would be no trigger, I could be having a really good time or relaxing and bang - like someone would close the blinds or curtains - things would go like dark and I would feel glum. It had been like that for 10 years. I exercised, ate well, meditated etc everything to NOT go on medication. Nothing could put them at bay. So I ended up trying Cymbalta. It has helped so much!!!!! I have not had a glum attack or anxiety attack since! Also my sex drive is still very high! It was something I was worried about a lot - as I've always had a high sex drive and was worried I would lose it as it was a listed side effect. The opposite happened and my drive is higher! I don't have any side effects other than increased sex drive and every now and then j get really really tired when I over do it.

Lilly1970
I have been on cymbalta for a year and my sex drive has increased immensely! I had a high sex drive before, but with cymbalta it's insane. I usually will want sex with my husband 2 times a day. I constantly think of sex and ring him at work to ask what he's wearing etc!! Not that I'm complaining. I just wanted to share as its the exception to the rule with what I have read about cymbalta's side affects.

Jesse
Cymbalta detox
I have been on Cymbalta for ten months, worked great for six but now it is awful! Makes me physically sick, vomit, vertigo, lost 30lbs. Can't stop taking it due to the detox being so extreme and continuing to take it makes me sick as well. Vertigo constantly. I have been trying to get into a rehab to help ween me off under medical observation but have been turned down by all but one rehab due to liability reasons...... Since I had a seizure after being prescribed ultram and because Cymbalta withdrawal can cause seizures I can't find a doc. With enough faith in the safty of my withdrawal to treat me.

Vicki
I am bipolar and have found I do better on Cymbalta with Ability added, rather than Prozac.
I also take Lamictal for the mania. I have pretty much been symptom free for 8 yrs.

Tinae
Bladder problems
I'm wondering about the affect on my bladder.?? They took me off of cymbalta because of bladder retention. Worried about this.....

darcie
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?

Jackie
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!

softail
just learning up on some info.for my best friend thanks for being there ; )
N/A

Bobbie
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

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