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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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JNLO
Can Cymbalta be taken with Zithromax?

Trevor
Citalopram to Cymbalta
I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD from the Military. I do not trust the VA and go to a Civilian Doctor who told me, with a DNA test, my genetic pattern showed Cymbalta would work better in my system, due to this DNA testing I am excited, as Citalopram poops out after awhile. Was taking 40mg, she is taking me down to 20mg of that and 30mg of Cymbalta, also, then it goes to 40mg of Cymbalta. I have a VERY severe condition, I also take Mirtazipine and so, lets see how it works.
Any comments would be appreciated

Lisa Ybarra
I have been on cymbalta for a long time now I'm on liesenapror for high blood pressure and my wight part ofy eyes are yellow and on flow max to help me go pee my anxiety has max out so I am now on 1.0 xanax 4 times a day and yet no one doctor has said it was a side effects to this they just give me another pill for these what do u think I should do on how to come off this on my own

MelBurchell
Cymbalta and sugar cravings. HELP!!
I've been on Cymbalta around 3 months, it saved my life. My 16 year old daughter was killed in a car accident and I was losing my mind. It really helped me in so many ways, the only down fall is, I crave and binge on sugary foods. I don't know what to do, I can't get back mentally to where I was before taking this medicine, and I don't want to become over weight neither. HELP!!

Dr.Chowdhury Md. Ikramul Latif
Is duloxetin a more potent antidepressant tbnan Mirtazepine or Fluxetin?
Is it safe to use Duloxetine to relieve the neuropathic pain without having the possibility of developing a Bipolar episode?
Is Duloxetinre a potent analgesic?

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.
May 6, 2015
Would like to email this comment to my daughter. Any way to do this? Thanks. I have a history of severe depression and am taking only Celexa A.M. And low dose Remeron at night. I have severe neuropathy in my feet and legs. The myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves is gone. And it's getting worse. My doctor is going to switch me to Cymbalta because it is not only an antidepressant, but sometimes good for pain, anxiety, & fibromyalgia which I also have.

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.

Patient concerns with Cymbalta

We found 161,306 discussions
JNLO
Can Cymbalta be taken with Zithromax?

Trevor
Citalopram to Cymbalta
I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD from the Military. I do not trust the VA and go to a Civilian Doctor who told me, with a DNA test, my genetic pattern showed Cymbalta would work better in my system, due to this DNA testing I am excited, as Citalopram poops out after awhile. Was taking 40mg, she is taking me down to 20mg of that and 30mg of Cymbalta, also, then it goes to 40mg of Cymbalta. I have a VERY severe condition, I also take Mirtazipine and so, lets see how it works.
Any comments would be appreciated

Lisa Ybarra
I have been on cymbalta for a long time now I'm on liesenapror for high blood pressure and my wight part ofy eyes are yellow and on flow max to help me go pee my anxiety has max out so I am now on 1.0 xanax 4 times a day and yet no one doctor has said it was a side effects to this they just give me another pill for these what do u think I should do on how to come off this on my own

MelBurchell
Cymbalta and sugar cravings. HELP!!
I've been on Cymbalta around 3 months, it saved my life. My 16 year old daughter was killed in a car accident and I was losing my mind. It really helped me in so many ways, the only down fall is, I crave and binge on sugary foods. I don't know what to do, I can't get back mentally to where I was before taking this medicine, and I don't want to become over weight neither. HELP!!

Dr.Chowdhury Md. Ikramul Latif
Is duloxetin a more potent antidepressant tbnan Mirtazepine or Fluxetin?
Is it safe to use Duloxetine to relieve the neuropathic pain without having the possibility of developing a Bipolar episode?
Is Duloxetinre a potent analgesic?

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.
May 6, 2015
Would like to email this comment to my daughter. Any way to do this? Thanks. I have a history of severe depression and am taking only Celexa A.M. And low dose Remeron at night. I have severe neuropathy in my feet and legs. The myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves is gone. And it's getting worse. My doctor is going to switch me to Cymbalta because it is not only an antidepressant, but sometimes good for pain, anxiety, & fibromyalgia which I also have.

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.

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