Cymbalta insomnia

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<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> (30mgs) is really helping my pain, but I'm experiencing insomnia...any idea as to how long this will last?
While being on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>, the one side effect I've noticed is insomnia. For the first little while I had nausea but that's gone away. Other than that, my appetite has increased and I'm eating a bit more.
Two of the more common side effects of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> are insomnia and fatigue. Many of the common side effects of medications go away when our body has adjusted to the medication. How long have you been taking it? It can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks for the cymbalta to work, so if you've been on it less than that amount of time, I would stick it out and see if the exhaustion goes away. If it doesn't, then obviously you need to see your doctor to discuss this.
I had insomnia and fibromyalgia. My doctor put me on cymbalta. He said it would help me with sleep and pain. It was 2 weeks of hell, no sleep and constant pain and I wanted to kill myself!!! I was not depressed and have no history of depression. my doctor switched me to amitriptyline. It helps with sleep but not pain, I would never recommend cymbalta to anyone !
during my annual physical last week, i mentioned this to my doctor. he gave me 3 weeks of samples of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> and said try these and see me in 2 weeks. everything i've read about cymbalta, is that it treats depression, and if fairly new on the drug market. i was disapointed because i figured the doctor would give me something on an as needed basis. why would he suggest cymbalta? will it work for anxiety/panic?
Hello LA, Thanks so much for the response to my rant yesterday. I feel better today. Still have the double vision but like always my friends here cheer me up. To answer your question. I was on cymbalta for about 6 weeks. I asked to be taken off of it. It was making me feel strange. Very "short Fused", irritated, grouchy. I started taking Effexor when this started and I went back to it just a higher dose now. I have seen where people here have got on it and it has helped very well.
DO NOT START <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> !!! If you go online and look at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> withdrawal you will be amazed. I have had 29 surgeries over the course of my life and have experienced some very severe pain including a thorotcotomy for spinal surgery, kidney stones, pelvic pain for numerous abdominal surgeries. I have weaned off of many narcotics over the years and have done OK by eating a very healthy diet, taking supplements, excercising, deep breathing and meditation along with praying.
This is after 25+ years of insomnia. I don't just get one or two hours of sleep. I don't get any. He put me on Seroquel 100mg, Elavil 25mg, and a Xanax 1mg. He said this is enough to put anybody to sleep. Well after lying in bed for two hours wide awake I got up and tried to read to get tired. At 6am I fell asleep until 7 AM. I do get excercise and eat right. Every med I ever take seems to have the opposite effect on me than everyone else. Has anyone ever had insomnia this bad?
* 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> 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
Did the EMG test and afterwards he gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> to take...said it has been shown to help with neuropathy. I started taking this drug last Tuesday and noticed after a few days I could not sleep and my appitite went AWAY. I also noticed that I would experience bouts of what I call "anxiety" attacks that felt like someone was standing on my chest..they would last anywhere from 30 mins to a few hours.
I just began a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> (30mg/day) treatment regimen, and coincidently ran out of clonazepam one week later. Rather than wait in the ER for 4 hours to see a doc, I am waiting for my next scheduled psychiatric appointment for a refill. It's been two weeks now, and my appointment is in another 2 weeks. I was prescribed .5mg/X2/day (morning & night) of Clonazepam (along with Trazodone (150mg at bedtime) for insomnia.
How long does it take for the withdrawal symptons to go away? I got off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> 5/31 and had severe reactions, my dr put me on Prosac for six weeks, it helped. But I have been off Prosac since 7/25 and am still having some pretty bad withdrawal symptons. Head and body aches, electric shocks, paranoia, my feet hurt really bad, it's hard to walk on them and my ankles swell every day. Does it ever get any better?
I have been put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> medication 60 mg at night to replace the 50mg of amitriptyline I was taking. I have taken it for nearly 2 weeks and there seems to be pros and cons. I also take 400mg of Lyrica a day. The amitriptyline was giving me a good nights sleep, but was not overly helping the neuropathic pain once awake, it also left a really bad taste in my mouth and I found myself eating constantly, and piling on wieght.
http://pi.lilly.com/us/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>-Medguide.pdf <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> is an anti-depressant of the Serotonin / Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) type. It works in the brain by sparing two essential neurotransmitters -- serotonin and epinephrine. Serotonin, the so-called "happiness hormone," is a chemical related to the hormone melatonin, which regulates sleep patterns in many organisms, including humans.
Anyone tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> and found it helps with sleep? Anyone found Doxepine helpful? I was on Nortriptyline for years for sleep but it seems to be less effective now. So I just stopped it recently and am trying Trazadone. Since starting Trazadone, I have had four nights of almost no sleep at all despite increasing the dose each night. Thinking about what to try next or to go back to Nortriptyline.
Dear Doc, When I turned 50, (I'm 55 right now), insomnia set in. I'm not sure how it started, as we were in process of building a house ourselves, pastoring a church, and trying to work at the same time. I've tried HRT, and it worked for about a year, and I went off of it because of "the scare".
is anyone taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> and if so please let me know how it is and the effects of it
I was recently prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. I'm not sure whether to take it in the morning or evening. I'd appreciate your input if you have had experience taking cymbalta. Thanks!
Hi out there to anyone up at 4 in the morning due to insomnia. I have only been taking cymbalta for 6 days and since day one can not sleep AT ALL at night and having trouble with fast heart beat. Wondering if I can just quit cold turkey since I haven't been taking it for long......
I took zyprexa 10 mg and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> 60 mg (went up to 90 two weeks before discontinuing) for just over for months. I discontinued both cold turkey 4 and a half months ago. I hava since been suffering from insomnia/non-restorative sleep. I am desperate - the lack of sleep is driving me crazy, not to mention the agitation/irritability and how it is causing my anxiety/OCD to go out of control.
Has anyone ever been or is on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> for Depression or Anxiety? Have you tried to ween off of it? If so, did you experience major dizzy spells, mood swings, migraines and was it just overall really hard to get off it?
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> is not known to be addictive, but abrupt discontinuation can cause mood changes, irritability, agitation, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, headache, lethargy, insomnia, tinnitus, and seizures. If you have additional questions about cymbalta, you can call the Lilly Answers Center at 1-800-LILLY-RX (1-800-545-5979).
If you were going to have any hugely severe side effects, you would have by now, so that's good news. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> works to increase both serotonin and norepinephrine to treat depression and/or anxiety.
My doctor gave me a prescription for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> today at 30mg per day. I'm taking Klonopin right now at .25mg twice per day. I'm nervous to become medicated. He said the klonopin was a band-aid, and the cymbalta will really start fixing the problem with my neuro-transmitters and serotonin or whatever. He said that cymbalta could initially CAUSE anxiety (which is apparently what I have), so the Klonopin will help with that. He also said I should take the full prescription for the Klonopin (.
A lady that I work with has been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> for a few years and she says it still works for her. Could it just be me? Has the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> quit working in less than 2 years for me?
I saw my PCP today & calmly confronted him on my lack of care. He ordered a MRI of my brain & cervical spine but have to check & see which hospitals offer financial aid programs & I'm also still hoping the MSAA comes through. He prescribed me cymbalta & said it was good for nerve pain. I was wondering if any of you have tried this & if so did it help & are there any side effects I should be aware of?
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