Cymbalta and drinking

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Avatar n tn I would not have recommend you to go onto duloxetine, in some, duloxetine can cause kidney and liver problems, drinking alcohol while taking this drug will unfortunately increase that risk and even more so with someone with your condition.
Avatar m tn I've just started Cymbalta for depression and have obviously read the warnings re: alcohol. However, I can't find what is considered what I've read as "substantial" alcohol intake. It gives no reference as to how much, how often, what alcohol, etc. in any warnings. I'm sure they recommend overall no alcohol, but honestly, do I need to give up the couple of glasses of wine with dinner a few times a week?
874521 tn?1424120397 she started drinking heavily, he works long hours and has found her drunk most nights when he comes home. This cannot be good on this med. also she is showing signs of a personality change...from madly in love and wanting to get married just last month to this week saying I don't think this is gonna work...that totally floored him, he said its like she changed over night.
217229 tn?1192766004 I am currently taking cymbalta, celexa, and lyrica and the only thing it does for me is make me tired......
Avatar n tn I have been on 60mg of Cymbalta for generalized anxiety disorder and feelings of panic for sometime now. This is the 3rd med I have tried, and none of them have seemed to work too well. My doctor switched me to 15mg of Buspar twice daily. I stopped the Cymbalta and started the Buspar at the same time. Well, the Cymbalta withdrawls started within two days and were completely unbarable.
Avatar n tn 2 months ago I got into an accident. I am on cymbalta (60) mg, and I have heard that that increases the urge to drink. If I skip just one day I litterally go out of my mind and cry all day feeling incredible doom, Im completely out of it and will have night sweats and will sleep for days at a time.Also, some symptoms described below with the oxycodne. I want to get off of it but the withdrawl is so bad even when i try to taper off of it with my dr. Anyway back to the accident.
329994 tn?1301666848 I took Cymbalta for 4 yrs and finally just got off of it. While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
396332 tn?1320007215 So I started back up on the cymbalta and want to see if it fades away a bit. My legs twitch so much they start to get sore. Has anyone else had anything similar to this. And I know I can go to a nuerologist which I have and they thought it was benign.
Avatar n tn My doctor (general prac) said they are pretty much the same thing, and he switched me from effexor to cymbalta. I don't feel as crazy and out of control as I did with the effexor. I don't know how I feel about the Cymbalta yet. I AM going to see a pyschiatrist (sp?) at the end of the month, but I was just wondering if anyone has been on these. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have in the last 4 months tapered myself off the cymbalta and I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms. I have been two weeks totally off this drug . The dizziness and brain zaps are getting better, but my taste buds are still horrible. It feels like the front of my tongue has been burnt and it feels like my teeth are coated with rubber. How long do these withdrawal symptoms last. I can handle it all, but the taste bud sensation is horrible.
1042487 tn?1275283499 ) However, I do feel adding the melatonin to my other meds/vitamins has helped keep my Fibro flare ups down to a minimum, and helped with the Cymbalta side effects of vivid dreams. Melatonin with Cymbalta? Absolutely!
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed as BP II and am "trying" to get off of Cymbalta. I was taking 60Mg for about 9 months, so my doc put me down to 30 mg's for 10 days. I felt fine. Then I was to stop. WOW!!!!!! I thought being pregnant four times with morning sickness sucked!!! I was soooo sick, everytime I moved my head the slightest bit I wanted to vomit, and sometimes do! I feel like I am being "shocked" sometimes, BRUTAL.
Avatar f tn Specifically, I am about to start taking Cymbalta and want to know the dangers of drinking on it. I have already tried Effexor and was on it for over a year. What are the dangers of drinking on Effexor? Thank you so much!
572651 tn?1333939396 about the possibility of trying Lyrica and he actually agreed! He also added Cymbalta and the results are amazing!! My hubby was in horrible pain and within a few days he noticed that the pain was dissipating and he was able to move again! Now I had told my hubby that the Cymbalta is actually an antidepressant but it is working with the Lyrica to ease the pain and hubby of course had to ask the dr. why he had him on antidepressants. The dr.
Avatar n tn I'm sorrry about going on about this again...I feel hopeless and ready to give up. I read some of your posts about Cymbalta. Has it helped anyone. Does anyone know of a more natural approach that has worked for them. My husband told me the other day that he was sick of my s--- and to get up off my lazy a--and get a job. I ONLY have fribromyalgia and depression. He's researched and knows of SO MANY woman that have this and still work. Thanks.
Avatar f tn The body is smart enough to let you know when you are becoming dehydrated but personally i like preventive and efficient drinking before breakfast ( because it wakes up the metabolism so it is more efficient and more ready to support the breakfast ) and drinking before bed time. Just my thoughts.
Avatar f tn He says he still gets an ache but it comes and goes and is not constant, he says that certain foods seem to make him feel worse, am I right in believing you can eradicate the h pylori but the gastritis takes time to heal? He is 38, heavy smoker, 4 months teetotal, but was drinking and taking cymbalta without any ppi relief at the time. He's been stressed lately as have I but I wouldn't be so stressed if he hadn't tried to convince me he had cancer!
Avatar n tn My wife started on cymbalta and diazepam , but did not tell the doctor about her drinking problem.
Avatar f tn hi. i believe cymbalta, gabapentin and alprazolam carry an alcohol use warning. i know for a fact that mixing booze with alprazolam is dangerous as they are both sedatig drugs which when combined are very potent. is he having problems as a result of this? usually there are negative consequences that need to be apparent before one will consider trying to quit. has he ever been to treatment or aa?
Avatar f tn He says he still gets an ache but it comes and goes and is not constant, he says that certain foods seem to make him feel worse, am I right in believing you can eradicate the h pylori but the gastritis takes time to heal? He is 38, heavy smoker, 4 months teetotal, but was drinking and taking cymbalta without any ppi relief at the time. He's been stressed lately as have I but I wouldn't be so stressed if he hadn't tried to convince me he had cancer!
Avatar f tn Well, I went to the doctor and he gave me a new anti depression medication (cymbalta)...a month supply anyway....but I still feel right anxt out and just CANT relax for the life of me...and when I do, Im only relaxed for a short amount of time. Ive only been on them for a week now and im going from 30 miligrams to 60 tonight. im not sure if depression medication will help my anxiety, but im more depressed with everyday that i wake up and still feel like ****.
Avatar m tn How sad it is that as adults you would come on here and brag about your drinking, and playing doctor! With people like you advocating drinking with mixing drugs it's no wonder so many people die from this. You are very lucky to have survived, but still you can't help another by discouraging them from doing the same? You're giving out wrong, and dangerous advice, you need to think about what you are doing by sharing your irresponsible life style!
Avatar n tn I took Paxil for a year and gained 25 lbs. I was off meds for 2 years and now take Cymbalta. I have been on Cymbalta for 2 months and have no weight gain.
Avatar n tn I have noticed ive been drinking alot more liquids lately. I swear if my bloodtests and brain tests etc. didn't come back normal I would think I was slowly dying.
Avatar m tn I was on wellbutrin for 5 yrs and I felt I got my life back but it started to give me anxiety. I am not on Cymbalta for the depression and anxiety and Marvelon which is a BCP I take every single day without stopping. So that being said there are a lot of things I would need to know to help you. You can always message me if you feel more comfortable doing that. Also so I can have more information. What exactly does she blame you for or get mad at you for?
1171003 tn?1267075703 Moving, exercising is essential but given how your body is telling you it can't keep going the way it is putting more stress on it pushing it at the gym and drinking energy drinks and taking that much provigil is too much. I am so sorry to be pushing this point, I get so sad when I see people in this cycle of pain. It takes so long to get out of it and it can be so difficult. I really am worried about you only because I've been there. I was in my early 30's when I was doing this to myself.
Avatar m tn I have been on Effexor for just over a year and have gained 30 pounds from it, all around my belly and butt and everyone asks if im pregnant. I go to physiotherapy and work out in the gym 4 hours a day 5 days a week and still I am gaining weight. When I mention this to my doctor he just says oh it makes you lose weight and he tells me not eat so much. My eating habits have not changed and the pharmist told me yes effexor either causes weight gain or weight loss that it depends on the person.
Avatar n tn I love drinking and taking xanax. Very fun. I also recomend taking klonopin when drinking. Have fun and remember you only live once.
Avatar n tn More than i can even name here. Nothing helped and I think the only reason cymbalta helps is because i sleep a little better and have more energy to push the headache and ringing away. Ideas anyone?