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While being on Cymbalta, 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 Cymbalta 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.
Hey guys, I plan to start Cymbalta (30mgs) tomorrow morning per my pdoc. I have had some very bad experiences with some of the other SSRI's (Zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro) as far as sleep/sexual/cognitive disturbances but I feel like some prescription help may (still) be warranted. I just wanted to see what anyone had to say regarding their experiences with this drug.
during my annual physical last week, i mentioned this to my doctor. he gave me 3 weeks of samples of cymbalta 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 CYMBALTA !!! If you go online and look at Cymbalta 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 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
Did the EMG test and afterwards he gave me Cymbalta 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 Cymbalta (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 Cymbalta 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 Cymbalta 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.
Anyone tried Cymbalta 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 cymbalta and if so please let me know how it is and the effects of it
I was recently prescribed Cymbalta. 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 cymbalta 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 Cymbalta 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?
Cymbalta 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. Cymbalta is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Cymbalta works to increase both serotonin and norepinephrine to treat depression and/or anxiety.
My doctor gave me a prescription for Cymbalta 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 Cymbalta for a few years and she says it still works for her. Could it just be me? Has the Cymbalta 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?
I had sweats, vomiting, nauseau, swimmy head, dizziness, clicking in my head (I felt like there were bugs crawling under my skin), electric shock sensations, and insomnia then excessive sleep. I went down on Cymbalta at the same time my Lamictal was going up in dosage so I didn't do like LCC - but it helped me to have something in my body, I suppose (the Lamictal). I went up on the starter dosage on Lamictal while coming down from Cymbalta. Cymbalta is the devil drug in my book.
the doc put me on 50mg Zoloft i have been on it for about 8 days and its giving me insomnia. I took zoloft about 2 years ago and it did this briefly and then quit (hoping it will stop again). The doc thought about putting me on Cymbalta instead but i went with the Zoloft since i had taken it before and it was "okay"/ some positve help..
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