Cymbalta for children

Common Questions and Answers about Cymbalta for children


Avatar f tn Thank you all for your replies. I'm trying to put this all in perspective. It seems as if all anti depressants have some associated side effects on both ends... while iniitally taking it and the build up to see if it will work.... and then on the other end when trying to go off it. I guess it is a very individual thing as others have said. And weighing the pros and cons. It is a very difficult decision indeed. Is Cymbalta any worse than others at "weaning off"?
Avatar f tn I was placed on Cymbalta 60 mg for chronic pain by my PCP and took it for 1 year. I had weight gain, loss of libido, constipation, etc.etc. side effects so I decided it was not helping and wanted to stop it. I broke my pills open and poured out half for 2 days noticed light headedness and abd pain, 3/4 for 2 days felt light headed, fog brained, dizzy and than stopped all together.
Avatar m tn d also want it out of my system before I took other drugs -- that's another reason it's an odd drug for an eleven year old. Cymbalta is also pretty serious stuff for anyone, let alone someone that young, and acts quite differently than Luvox as it also targets norepinephrine, which can make it very stimulating for some. I wouldn't see this doc again, and I'd find a psychiatrist who knows how to treat children. Also look into Cymbalta's liver toxicity.
Avatar n tn I just moved and my new dr. dosen't want me to be on the clonzepam, says it's too addictive, he told me to take 1 0.5mg pill for 7 days, the make the switch starting on day 8. This starts tomorrow. I didn't think I had anything to worry about, but w/ all the stuff about bezo with drawl that I've read on here, now I'm really scared. I have 2 children and have to be up and functional 24-7. Is this going to be fine or should I do somethung, and if so what?
Avatar f tn Yo answer your question about Cymbalta, it was a wonder drug for me for pain once it was added to my normal medicine regimen. Thanks for listening. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. God bless you and keep you safe always.
Avatar m tn Valerian root is safe to take with these other drugs. Cymbalta really isn't for everyone. If you're not getting pain relief in 2 weeks, insist on something else. Avoid the narcotics, because they will just make things worse in the long run. If your dx is depression, please please please stay on top of the pain. Be as proactive as possible with diet and exercise. Message me anytime.
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.
Avatar n tn Also ask you doctor and pharmacist for a proper tapering schedule for Cymbalta. Maybe for withdrawal reasons you can break the capsules and take some twice a day and slowly taper off. At that point I really don't know. My advices for now is that you should talk to your doctor and pharmacist to tell them your intention of quitting this drug. Being referred to a psychiatrist sounds like a possible option to maybe try other medications for withdrawal purposes.
Avatar n tn I have taken Cymbalta for many years for depression and fibromyalgia. I have had to try different amounts of mg over the years. My fibro pain is less when taking Cymbalta. My doctor also prescribed meloxicam for fibro pain. I take both meds and am pleased with the results. Getting a little exercise helps to lower my pain level. So I do some house chores and do activities that I enjoy the most like sewing/quilting or walking around the yard (I live in Texas and love nature).
Avatar f tn That's very common. Cymbalta is a stimulating antidepressant that isn't usually used for primary anxiety, it often makes it worse because of this, so that's why I'm guessing you have been suffering from depression all along. Just a guess, though.
Avatar n tn I am not sure whether or not the affect it has on norephineprine would counteract the negative effects of opiate withdrawl, or help? A doctors feedback would be helpful. Bottom line is that I have gotten a prescription for Cymbalta and don't no if I should take it or not? Will it help? Please help me with everything I need to know about Cymbalta. Even in theory, would it help alliviate the symptoms of opiate withdrawl?
Avatar m tn My 16 yr old son was just diagnosed with severe depression (all this time we thought it was ADHD)....the pyschiatrist started him on Cymbalta and 1/2 of a 2 mg Abilify......I am very scared about what I am reading about these two drugs......especially about coming off of them :-(......and so far I have only read that Abilify is only approved for teens with bipolar or schitzophrania. So far the dr has not answered my questions regarding the use of these two meds. I am very concerned!
Avatar f tn I have an incredibly supportive husband and family, but I am tired of missing out. I take 120mg of Cymbalta as my Neurologist likes the drug for FMS and I take 2 mg of Klonapin for anxiety, although I am beginning to think it isn't enough. Brief history of my life *ha*: I've been happily married for 23 years. Husband was on active duty for 21 years. When he retired we moved back to Texas to be near family and at this same time my oldest son left for the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Avatar f tn Please try to remember how bad it is right now and stay far away from all drugs in the future. You are doing not just for yourself, but for your children as well. You have too much at stake. It is just not worth it. Good luck to you and my best wishes.
Avatar m tn I take 2000mg Gabapentin for Neuropathic pain Relief qid(8000mg daily) and 60mg of Cymbalta daily. I have a broken spine due to my service related injury incurred while serving in the Canadian Forces Regular Forces(Army). I take care of three young children while my wife is at work. I am in a level ten pain 24/7. The Gabapentin gives me a couple hours of level 8 pain in the afternoon. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I stumbled over here yesterday and everybody seemed to be friends and one big family, and NICE, so I thought, heck it won't hurt to try, will it? I have suffered from depression for years. I think I have taken nearly every antidepressant ever made. I am currently on Cymbalta. I also have anxiety/panic attacks. I take Ativan as needed for that. As if that wasn't enough, I also have migraines. I take Topamax 2x daily to prevent them and Relpax as needed when I have one.
Avatar m tn I went to Physiotherapy for a full year. It was a doctor at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic who prescribed me the 2000mg qid. 8000mg/day is not a high dose for nerve pain. I am 260lbs. I already take B complex and Vitamin D. What has helped was having my daily dose increased to 12,000mg which I now take in ten divided doses with cayenne pepper capsules to help increase absorption. I also take Naproxen twice daily which increases the absorption by 15%.
1935252 tn?1329760719 I have and still do struggle with depression. I'm currently on cymbalta for me depression, anxiety, and sleep issues, but I'm just frustrated. For the past 10 - 12 yrs I've associated everything in my life to using... (sigh) I'm I'm extremely over sensitive right now. Lol but I guess that's part of the experience of healing. I just feel that I need more advice... but I'm not really sure what I need advised on... if that makes any sense?
Avatar f tn   My husband and I wanted to have a third child but I was so terrified I would suffer from PPD once again, but my ob reassured me that I could begin treatment as soon as I delivered.  So i proceeded to wean off of 60mg cymbalta and try for our third.  We were successful in getting pregnant, but just a month or two into it, I had a depressive episode.
Avatar n tn I just got switched from Darvocet and Soma compound with Codeine because of the severe stomach pain they were causing to a 30mg dose of time released Morphine for the pain, a muscle relaxer called Zanaflex, a medicine for nerve pain called Lyrica and ambien because even with all this medication I still can't sleep.
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Avatar m tn I don't know if it would help you but if your Dr would consider an antidepressant, Cymbalta turned the corner for me. I had stopped Cymbalta/Ambien/MS Contin/Perc's all @ once and thought I was gonna die. Got to day 4-5 and RLS and depression were all I couldn't handle. Got back on my Cymbalta and it has made a world ofmdifference in the sleep sept. Just a thought. And really try exercise and steamy shower/bath just before and keep stimulation to a minimum.
Avatar n tn I have been told that this medicine is good for Chronic Pain. I know it is also for use with people that have seizures. Could someone tell me how Neurontin has helped or hurt them. I have been taking it at night 300mg small dose for sleep and Chronic Pain. I dont want to go to a higher dosage until I research more. My doctor says this is a good helpful medicine. I just want to get more input. Thank you very much for your help. Shelly.
356518 tn?1322267242 potential misuse, abuse, and overdose), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers (cancers in young adults and children), Cymbalta (urinary retention), and Heparin (anaphylactic-type reactions).
Avatar f tn This site The first 3-5 days are the worst but being on cymbalta may help as it is for pain and depression. Look at the top right corner of the page for Health pages and look at the amino acids and thomas recipe. It will ease withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn I use to just sit in bed all day and do nothing maybe do work for about 10 mins but most of the time I didn't do anything for weeks. Now I am better although I don't know if I will ever be able to have a job which I have to work more than an hour on a day. It's still very painful to sit in a chair for a good +10 mins plus.
Avatar n tn Lord knows I've been given lots of them including Wellbutin/Provigil/Cymbalta/Lithium. I don't have ADHD or 5 kids for that matter !! I do know that Provigil is not Schedule II because it has a lesser chance of misuse. More isn't better like in so many things it is. Tried that too.
664710 tn?1226933196 Others have mentioned lyrica working for their parathesias, and just recently someone mentioned Cymbalta as it's for pain and depression. I hope others chime in for you too. Feel free to bump this thread up, or re-post addtl. questions, etc. When are you going to the Dr? Soon? Have you looked at our health pages? There is one in there writting by a pain doc. and so many others I think you will enjoy.
Avatar f tn I haven't reached that light yet, but I know many of you have. For this amazing women and her beautiful children please share your experiences and, or words of encouragment.
Avatar f tn A few years ago she stare with severe nausea stomach aches and headaches. For about 1 year she had every test known to man with no relief. Then she started getting severe body pains . Then she started feeling week along with everything. Everyday we would try to get her to school and she ended up in nurses office. She was unable to go to school. Finally one day she was so bad we took her pulse and it was sky high and blood pressure all over the place.