Cymbalta long term side effects

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1442059 tn?1340244552 I was on Cymbalta for 5 months. Only side-effects I had was nausea for about 1 week then it went away. Cymbalta was very energetic and helped me going thru the hard time I was dealing when my mom had cancer. When she passed I stopped cold turkey and had brain zaps for 1 month. This drug is very potent and can work very well but it's not a cheap drug and cost a lot. I was very active while being on Cymbalta (going to the gym 3-4 times a week and jogging 45 min everyday) and very outgoing.
Avatar m tn I also do not want to do the whole take another drug to counter act the side effects and end up taking all these different drugs. Do the side effects subside after a while? Are narcotics the only way to go? I feel sometimes like my doctor is really trying to push them on me. Thanks.
Avatar n tn You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different doctors...........at least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
587279 tn?1223704355 Has anyone had long term side effects from Wellbutrin or Zyban? I have had long term neurological problems that seemed to be triggered by a reaction to wellbutrin. I was wondering if others have experienced any problems from either of these drugs. Please contact me and let me know. I am suffering from muscle wasting, muscle twitching, severe memory problems and I am 32 years old. No doctor nor specialist can figure out what is causing my decline in health.
Avatar n tn Bravo, Dave. :) The long-term side-effects of treatment (as well as the side-effects of long term treatment) are thoughts that run around in my head a lot, sure. I've watched my husband endure 128 weeks of interferon, and though it's obvious to both of us he's not the same physically, we can only figure things from an *anecdotal* standpoint -- how objective can we be without a *control* situation, after all?
Avatar f tn He's admitted that some of them cause him to haullucinate. I worried about the long term effects to his brain when we do get him off these.
Avatar n tn I just want to know, is klonopin ok to take long term? will the calming effects go away, or will i keep having to up my dosage, i dont know if i'll need it forever, but my anxiety is very high and when i'm off of it i twitch and shake. At least for now i know i need it, and it may be forever, i just want to know is it ok to take long term for the reasons i'm taking it???
Avatar f tn I looked into it but its so new they don't know what the long term effects are... and i try not to take anything that can cause sexual side effects because I always get them...I just read an article about this one last week and I didn't like the sound of it..the article was on the Pro health site in the articles about Fibromyalgia. Another one to look into is Elavil...
310072 tn?1209735352 In the end, for many, its a trial and error to find the right antidepressant which works for you. Most will have side effects--its a tradeoff of benefit vs side effects. Unfortunately, for most antidepressants you have take them for a while (2-8 weeks on avg) before you really know if they are effective. The thought of trying one for 8 weeks, only to start another trial and error is frustrating. I hope this helps a little.
Avatar n tn In the fall of 2008 I was hospitalized for HBP and prescribed amlodipine. After a few years I added benazapryl. This past week (March 2013) my anxiety/panic disorder reached a new high and have been off work and resting for about a week now. I have not started the prescribed Cymbalta yet, decided to do some research.
Business woman1 Hello, I was wanting to know if you would be able to tell me some of the long term effects that I would have on my body if I were prescribed higher than FDA recommended dosages. More specifically, Cymbalta (120 mg) and Saphris 30 mg. I was removed off of saphris last october, and was put on wellbutrin 150mg and had a TERRIBLE reaction to it.
202665 tn?1248810333 Lunesta can be used long term. Rozerem is another good sleep aide and specifically better than either of those two because it being derived from melatonin adjusts the sleep cycle. Anti-depressents can sometimes set off mania in a person with bipolar so I'd be concerned that's what might be going on but they are sometimes needed. Seroquel has a mood stabilization effect in addition to being an antipsychotic so that would stabilize things in that area.
Avatar n tn Attention anyone taking Cymbalta...PLEASE read about the side effects and the horrible withdrawl symptoms. It turned me into a zoombie then it took over a year to withdraw from. It is worse than anything I have ever experienced in my whole life. I am not going to be a guinea pig for any more of these new drugs, I'll just stick with vicodin.
422425 tn?1307996590 I used tramadol for a while and had a number of short term side effects - but it did work. Extended release is far better than standard tramadol as it avoids the "hit" effect. I found tramadol does cause dependence (which goes with the territory when using opioids), but after some time I started to feel that I needed it more often and even when not in a particularly painful state. That led me to eliminate tramadol from my list of pain medications.
217229 tn?1192766004 ---Long term effect(s) ---Long term side effects ---Temporary side effects ---WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO? ---Is there a noticeable difference in pain --- if so, how much? Is it worth it to me to try out the LYRICA - Cymbalta combo she's prescribed? If so - what should I expect? And TRULY --- how bad is the weight gain? (Because I'm already pretty chunky... LOL!) I'm pretty funny about medicines and I'm a bit "scared" to try anything "new".
217229 tn?1192766004 ---Long term effect(s) ---Long term side effects ---Temporary side effects ---WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO? ---Is there a noticeable difference in pain --- if so, how much? Is it worth it to me to try out the LYRICA - Cymbalta combo she's prescribed? If so - what should I expect? And TRULY --- how bad is the weight gain? (Because I'm already pretty chunky... LOL!) I'm pretty funny about medicines and I'm a bit "scared" to try anything "new". Especially New to the market.
Avatar n tn I do not know about the benefits/side effects of this drug in the long term. But be careful with the sleeping medication (Rozerem). Not that it is addicting but when it stops working our addict minds can tend to tell us that we need something better. Drink lots of water, mild excercise helps alot as well, even if it is just walking around the block. If you can, try to stay away from beverages with caffiene as long as you are detoxing. Caffiene doesnt help the sleep problem much.
Avatar m tn I'm working with my Psychologist now & am on a medication free basis. Still dealing with how to manage the depression. I'm not ruling out going back on some med in the future. It's just that I need to see where I'm at without the effects & side effects. I'm looking into high doses of amino acids.
Avatar m tn I went through hell on cymbalta I had nasty side effects and when I went off it was horrible. I found a whole support site for people withdrawing from it. Please educate yourself first, and most doctors do not no enough about it,only what the drug reps tell them.I hope you can find some help with your pain another way.
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!
1088430 tn?1259163373 I've been on 120mg of Cymbalta for almost 4 years. My PM Doc put me on it to treat horrendous nerve pain, which it does make a difference with. I was able to reduce (greatly!) the level of opiate based pain meds I was on as a result of the Cymbalta. BUT I was still working when I firts started it, and I felt it made me feel "Zombie" during the day, so my Doc switched me to taking both pills @night, which helped with the daytime drowsiness.
Avatar f tn Rozerem is a much safer option which is non addictive and works exactly like melatonin to adjust the sleep cycle. You can't determine long term side effects from a medication after two days. The body takes a while to adjust. They are always rebound symptoms as well. I think the best way to find out the side effect potential of Ambien is to go to the medication website. Every side effect that occured, even if just in one person must be reported to the FDA and listed there.
Avatar n tn Remeron is known for being an antidepressant that doesn't have many sexual side effects. But everyone reacts differently to these medications. Is is possible that your depression isn't in complete remission? Perhaps you feel "better" but the depression hasn't compeletely lifted? SSRIs are notorious for losing their effectiveness over time. Many people,my husband included, have switched from one to the other.
Avatar m tn Be sure to research all the Meds available, what they are prescribed For and side effects. Discuss your feelings And side effects with your doctor. Be Specific in describing your symptoms and Do not hesitate to ask for a change. You Will know if something works/or not. My Own experience with 'many' meds has led Me to Pristiq. I am finally feeling more Normal than I have in years. There are Small side-effects but worth putting up With.
396332 tn?1320007215 There can be side effects from medication, however, remember that you are taking this for anxiety. When I started taking medication, I read about all the horror stories about them and tended to blame every little symptom that I was feeling on the meds. In my experience, when we have anxiety; especially when it is related to our health, we can sometimes tend to focus on what we are worried about...that is what can make this cycle of thinking so hard to get out of.
Avatar f tn #1, none of them admit klonopin is addictive or has side effects (????), and trust me, I asked! When I'd refer to the list of side effects, warnings, etc, they just say that those are "rare", and if one person out of a million has a reaction, they have to list it. About 3 yrs. ago, the panic attacks came back with a vengeance, and brought along severe depression. I've been on disability for 2 yrs., and I'm so frustrated.
Avatar f tn I was taking Prozac for 10 yrs when I started having mild panic attacks sometimes in the afternoon/early evening. Tried Cylexa but too many side effects. Switched to Cymbalta but had shaky hands and severe headaches. Switched back to Prozac a week ago but still feel a little blue. Does it take the normal 1-4 weeks for the Prozac to take full effect?