Cymbalta maximum dosage

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Avatar f tn If memory serves me correct 90Mgs a day of Cymbalta is the maximum effective dosage. This basicaly means that in clinical trials any more than 90Mgs of Cymbalta was not shown to produce any further impact on the symptoms of the subjects depression. In my case I found Cymbalta to be the least effective of the SNRI group of SNRI drugs.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
401095 tn?1351395370 Begin with 500 mg (one capsule) two times daily, on an empty stomach with juice. This can gradually be increased by 500 mg per day to two or three capsules, three times daily. For maximum effect, it is best to take 50 mg of vitamin B-6 at the same time, as well as niacin, 500 mg per day, and one gram of vitamin C. Vitamin B-6 is particularly important in regulating the absorption, metabolism, and utilization of amino acids. Caution: With both DLPA and L-tyrosine (described below.
1178983 tn?1279667255 Taking an opiate for an extended period of time usually results in some level of dependence and abrupt discontinuation of the medication can lead to withdrawal symptoms resulting in a failed attempt at discontinuation. The maximum daily dosage of Tramadol in a 24 hour period is 400mg and as such your dosage is not usually associated with long term effects due to being below the maximum recommended daily dosage.
Avatar f tn and increased to 75, 150 and the maximum dosage is 225 mg. However, I am under the care of a p-doc and he has me on 300 mg. per day with 20mg. Celexa and 30 mg. of Risperdal. Honestly, I am still having issues but I am willing to give it more time as the Celexa was only introduced 3 wks. ago. Effexor is a wonderful antidepressant but I have been on the drug for 8 yrs. and feel it is losing it's effectivness for me.
Avatar f tn For over a year now, I have been taking Cymbalta for depression. I didn't find out until last December that I indeed have MS. I have noticed that the Cymbalta does help the MS pain along with relieving my depression. Due to insurance changes, it will be less expensive for me to take a generic antidepressant in the same category as Cymbalta. I believe it is a Seratonin Uptake. I could be wrong. Does anyone else take Paroxetine (Generic for Paxil) and does it help you with the MS pains?
Avatar m tn I now just receive my rxs from my GP, which is fine... but I am now on the maximum dosage for zoloft of 200 mg a day and it is a struggle to leave my bed in the morning. It's taking its toll on my marriage, on my relationships with friends (everybody just stopped calling) and my family. They want to help, but they just can't seem to understand that I am always miserable and I hate myself and everything I've ever done.
Avatar m tn I'd like to keep decreasing Effexor XR -- I'm down from 375 mg to 300 mg per day. The maximum dosage the manufacturer recommends is 225 mg, and with the addition of the Wellbutrin, I don't want all of that Effexor XR. I hope this time, that Wellbutrin works. I've heard good things about it. Your experience with it gives me hope.
222267 tn?1253305810 I am now on seroquel 200mg and cymbalta 120 mg a day this combination of meds has helped me alot. The cymbalta exceeds the maximum amount but it helps me with my anxiety. I hope that you can get on some meds that help you. Don't give it it will happen and you will get better. Seeing a therapist on a regular basis has also helped me.
553995 tn?1332022440 I tried to take Lyrica for a year but it didn't help at all. Once we hit the maximum dosage, I just told my doctor to take me off because it was useless for me to take something that didn't help. He said that was pretty much the only medicine out there for fibro, so all was left was exercise and just to deal with the pain. If you find anything that works, let me know, because I've been suffering for three years with no meds.
Avatar m tn This lasted about a month and a half, along with a few quick sharp pains on my lower right side just above my waist, before finally going away. Since I'm already taking the maximum dosage of cymbalta, 120mg, along with 150mg of trazadone, and 150mg of seraquil each night, I'm worried that next time I have sex that the symptons will be worse or that I will cause damage to my brain that won't get better EVER!
Avatar n tn You can talk to the endo about adding a small dose of T3 med and see if he's receptive. T3 med is best started at a very small dosage - no more than 5 mcg/day and is best split into 2 dosages/day - 2.5 mcg in the am and 2.5 mcg around noon/early pm. You could try taking the levo every other day for an average of 12.5/day, since your FT4 is already over range and it's customary to decrease T4 med when adding a T3 med.
Avatar f tn I tried the MS contin but it didn't work on me and gave me stomach problems, and I was taking ibuprofen, which helped, at the maximum, OTC levels, but I developed ischemic Colitis and 3 feet of my colon was almost gangrene, and I can't take NSAIDS anymore. They did help, but the pain of the colitis, (not to mention the docs saying NO ever again.) Well, I took the gabapentin an hour ago, and I am praying again for some relief!
Avatar f tn It affects everyone differently, and with you jumping right into 100mg, I can't say for sure. Honestly, I have been told that 200mg is the maximum dosage! 400mg is A LOT of meds with Lamictal. Did they warn you of SJS? You should speak to your pdoc about the effects. I bet your naseau was HORRIBLE taking that high a dosage right away!!! When you might realize that you are getting more stable is when you have an episode and you can recognize it and deal with it.
848718 tn?1257142401 I'm already on the maximum dose of Cymbalta (120 mg). I've never noticed any pain relief from it, but I've been on it long enough now that I don't know how bad I'd be if I weren't on it. :) It definitely helps me with mood. I asked to go on an antidepressant about three months after I got sick with my mystery illness, when it became obvious that I wasn't going to be all better in the immediate future.
Avatar f tn Although my doctors have not called it pots because not many of them know about it they do agree that my adrenal system is in hyperactivity causing my autonomic nerveos systemto be off. We are trying cymbalta it has been 4 days and I can breate much better all day. I know someone else that had it severly and cymbalta helped her also hers came on suddenly after a car accident. They really dont know much about it . try these web sites.
Avatar f tn I completely agree with nursegirl. 6mg of Xanax per day is the MAXIMUM dosage that should EVER be taken. At this dosage, hospitalization is often required to safely get off the medication. If you really are taking 15 mg Xanax per day (rather than say, 1.5 mg) you must NOT try and get off this on your own. You are in a very serious and dangerous predicament right now and even cutting down by 1 mg per day could result in seizure and/or life threating complications.
1855076 tn?1337118903 Klonopin is a long acting benzo, unlike the short acting benzos like Ativan and Xanax. For maximum efficacy, Klonopin should be taken regularly, usually twice a day. That allows it to build in the plasma, for a more steady state of calm, versus the ups and downs of the shorter acting benzos. Those are better used as "as needed" rescue" meds.
605458 tn?1265086851 I don't think that would work. I need the Seroquel at bedtime to put me to sleep. I don't sleep if I just take a small dose, and if I don't sleep I get manic, and when if I get manic I can get delusional. I primarily take it for its antipsychotic properties, and the fact that it puts me to sleep at night is a bonus. Sometimes, when I am even just a little manic, my dose of immediate release 450mg isn't enough to put me to sleep. Then I have to use Xanax.
Avatar m tn the combo that helped me the most was risperdal, lamictal, and cymbalta. took 4 years to find that combo though....i was about to be labeled drug resistant myself. good luck!!
725248 tn?1316165845 I was taking the maximum number of percocet that I could for breakthrough, and I was getting no pain relief from any of it, mostly because I'd become tolerant to the medications. We switched my prescription to Hydromorph Contin and Dilaudid for breakthrough, and the pain relief is amazing for me, with minimal side effects. So, I have had great success with this change. I hope you find some relief soon.
Avatar m tn so we move on and try the Neurontin... I reach the maximum dose of 3600 mg day very fast but with the 8 mg of Klonopin it was too much sedating... also it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety, just pins and needles effect... so we move on with the Lyrica, who was the same as the Neurontin, no improve at all... In the summer of 2007 I choose to withdraw the Klonopin... we taper it with a big dose of Valium... cut to 6 mg of Klonopin + 80 mg of Valium a day, who was a lot sedating at first.
329495 tn?1212427782 I am really concerned that your doctor is confusing the maximum dosage for lyrica with the maximum dosage for gabapentin(neurontin). Consistently, lyrica is not recommended in doses over 600 mg. Gabapentin on the other hand can be OK at four-figure amounts. I was taking 2400 mg. before switching to lyrica. Please check and rule this out. I would just wonder how terrible it may (or may not) be to take 4 times the recommended dosage. I'd have him show me where 2500 mg. of lyrica is safe.
Avatar n tn to make a long story short, she upped my dosage to 40mgs of OxyContin three times daily and 30mgs of Oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Since she never seemed to follow up on anything, I just swithched Doctor's and my new Doctor seems to know what he is talking about. The new Doc. drew blood and did some other tests. The blood work came back fine, so he too believes that I probably have Fibromyalgia, but he is sending me to a Rheumatoligist too.
193953 tn?1272078626 Please note, however, Lyrica is filtered through the kidneys and in the beginning of usage of Lyrica I was on the near maximum allowed dosage of Lyrica and it resulted in near kidney shut down as reported to me by my Neptrologist (kidney specialist). It seems then that a managed dosage of Lyrica to match individual tolerance can help in the management of pain. It sure helps me with shingles pain management.
Avatar f tn if you can't tolerate them or if the panic disorder don't improve after at 8 weeks at the maximum dose, you should switch to another agent like the older TCA's (Imipramine, Clomipramine)... since the TCA's have more side effects, they are harder to start and they increase a lot the anxiety at first... if it's not working you can switch to the MAOI's like the Nardil or the Parnate... but those ones are for treatment resistant cases only...
Avatar f tn my doctor gave me samples of Cymbalta yesterday to try because he thinks my difficulty taking deep breaths is because of anxiety. The only reason I have any kind of anxiety is because I can't take a deep breath & feel like I'm dying. I'm not a hypochondriac, this is very real. Please, can anyone help me make sense of all of this??
Avatar f tn I'm not strong enough to work right now and would rather to go someone locally in the Atlanta area. I've tried Lyrica and Cymbalta, but I really want to know what is wrong so I can fix it and not take drugs that just cover up the pain. I am not depressed and do not what to take an antidepressant but for some reason the doctors always want to go that route with me. I guess that don't have anything else to offer. Does anyone have any ideas of other things I should be tested for?
Avatar f tn My Psychologist recommended me to see the Psychiatrist on duty at the facility since I was being prescribed Xanax and my insurance might cut my 20 maximum visits per year if I didn't see him. I made an appt and saw the Psychiatrist. My appointment lasted 13 minutes and he told me that he wouldn't refill my Xanax prescription since he believed it to be very addictive and wrote me a script for Effexor XR.
Avatar f tn To reduce the tolerance would require dropping back to a lower dosage for longer than just a few days. You could try taking an over the counter painkiller containing Paracetamol with the Tramadol. A doctor told me that it’s safe to do and that Tramadol actually works better when taken with Paracetamol. The fatigue you mentioned when you stop taking it is likely to be at least partially due to the letdown you typically get when you suddenly stop taking it after your body has become used to it.