Cymbalta side effects drowsiness

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5082295 tn?1371254511 Typical start up side effects of Cymbalta would be an increase in anxiety (feeling jittery), insomnia or drowsiness, GI disturbances (lack of appetite, nausea, diarrhea), headache. Typically, start up side effects will start to improve about 2-3 weeks in. Just give it some time. You can probably take it at night, it may help how you feel, at least during the day. Ask your doctor. Hang in there dear!
1442059 tn?1340244552 Ditto. Trin is correct. It can take a while for you to get use to the new meds. Remember it is changing the chemicals in your brain it take time for that to stabilize. If your symptoms cause by side effects continue then you should try another anti-depressant. Each person reacts differently to these drugs. You need to find a anti-depressant that works for YOU. No need to worry about an anti-depressant causing suicide. It is a very rare side effect of any anti-depressant.
422425 tn?1307996590 I am having some strange symptoms that I think might be side effects....Just wondering if anyone who has taken it had really weird sleep distubances like funky dreams and feeling like you are drowning. I don't want to quit taking it because it really helps, but this is weird. Just wondering, thought I would post this before asking my DR.
Avatar m tn // Let us know what the doc says!
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.
329994 tn?1301666848 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 f tn (1) Can I take Ambien CR with Cymbalta? (2) Are there any side effects for Ambien CR? Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar f tn Start another med while doing this so you don't spin out of control. Then it has to work itself out of your system. There are side effects but please know they will go away. I envy those it works for and hope it does work for you, but do not wait much longer before contacting your doctor if your thoughts are becomming more negative.
Avatar f tn Side effects of Cymbalta itself can include: numbness and tingling of the face, including the mouth, hands, and feet, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and attention problems. So, the symptoms you are experiencing may be side effects from the amount of Cymbalta you are still taking. I would recommend you talk with your prescribing physician and possibly a pharmacist as well about your symptoms and see if you might be able to cut back even more on the Cymbalta.
606584 tn?1224853036 Lithium does not cause cognitive blunting (its a non psychoactive drug) and yes it has a long list of side effects - its been around since 1849 and in use for mental illness treatment since 1949 but when you did into the side effects the incidence of severe ones is very small - the most common side effects for lithium are bringing on incipient thyroid problems, dry mouth, increased thirst and muscle tremors.
Avatar m tn Cetirizine, duloxetine, and bupropion - may increase side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness. Please be cautious of fall risks. Please consult your provider if your symptoms are not relieved by over-the-counter medications and self treatment. Take care! For more information, please go to: 1. Rashes - Medline Plus 2. Red, Itchy Rash? - NIH, News in Health, National Institute of Health http://newsinhealth.nih.
Avatar f tn From what I understand, alcohol may increase some of the potential side effects of this drug such as nausea, drowsiness, abnormal dreams, clumsiness, disorientation, rapid heart beat etc. My boyfriend is the manager of a nightclub. I occasionally drank a small amount of alcohol whilst on a low dose of Effexor (37.5mg daily) without problems. Although it should be noted that I wasn't experiencing any side effects anyway, except for slight constipation. Eloise.
Avatar m tn Find out what the withdrawal symptoms could be, find out what the possible side effects are. If the side effects are worse than what is supposed to treat I would suggest searching for something else. Me experience with an anti anxiety med was horrible. I realize that they do help a lot of people but we are all different. DO THE RESEARCH and ask your pharmacist what his/her opinion might be. They are more likely to give you a straight answer than your doc. Hang in there buddy....
1316053 tn?1279513097 Have been taking Tramal for some time, and about to start taking Cymbalta tomorrow night. The side effects that I have read and that the doctor informed me of really scare me. Please, has anyone got any information on this for me? I have tried Endep and Lyrica, couldn't take them due to the horrible side effects. I pray these don't do the same!
Avatar m tn My Fiance has tried savella which creates severe sweating, Lyrica created nothing but drowsiness and dizziness i read cymbalta is even worse than Lyrica! Is there any treatment for Fibromyalgia you recommend?
1323747 tn?1364810482 Hi there. Side effects of metanx are drowsiness, feeling of swelling of entire body, numbness or tingling, severe allergic reactions like hives. cymbalta or duloxetine has effects like nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice. You may feel like you will pass out, hallucinations, tachycardia or tremors. Breathing problems, loss of coordination, difficult urination etc few effects can be attributed to these drugs.
Avatar m tn -hypersomnia -drowsiness/sedation -severe constipation -vivid dreams -lethargy Side-effects I get from Wellbutrin -Increased libido -increased energy I am stopping mirtazapine. Withdrawal is very smooth, nothing nothing compared with Cymbalta (personal experience), Effexor (other people reports) or Paxil (other people reports).
Avatar n tn For myself I found Lamictal had less side effects and was more tolerable but every person reacts differently. The first priority is for her to be stable so its best to let her take what she is prescribed. Then as she stabilizes you can speak to the psychiatrist about other options. A good website for all mood disorders is "Depression Central". You can and should inform yourself and speak to the psychiatrist. Just don't over ride their judgement.
Avatar f tn fentanal patches 100 change every 72 hrs gives me pain relief 24 7 but still feel alot of pain and they give these to cancer patients who are dying. alot of side effects and risks. requip for more bodily motion but not pain relief. feel i can move more not as stiff on requip.
Avatar m tn Tramadol may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Tramadol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Before taking tramadol How should I take tramadol? What happens if I miss a dose? What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid while taking tramadol? Tramadol side effects Tramadol Dosing Information What other drugs will affect tramadol?
Avatar f tn Yes, I was in a smiliar situation with the effects of Cymbalta not helping. I was on Cymbalta about a year and honestly I don't think it did alot for me, however, I was going thru my Dad's illness and death at that time so it is hard to say. Anyway the doc switched me back to Effexor XR without any tapering or down time nd I had no side effects at all. Effexor is normally started at low dosage of 37.5 mg. and increased to 75, 150 and the maximum dosage is 225 mg.
Avatar f tn I am hesitant to take medications to counteract side effects, because all medications have side effects of some kind and that's a rather slippery slope. Do you have any suggestions on how to cope with the vertigo? I think I could tolerate many of the medications if there were a way to control dizziness, but I haven't yet found an effective treatment (other than meclizine, which just induced mental fog and drowsiness).
Avatar f tn Lyrica seems to work for me, however the side effects include drowsiness and weight gain. I also take baclophen, which is a muscle relaxent and Celexa for my depression. It is also used for fibromyalgia. If you are having trouble sleeping and don't want to take something addicting, Then take melatonin. It is a herbal med. Good Luck and Take Care.
1179332 tn?1297482590 I take it that you find with Cymbalta that the side effects are much more manageable? I guess for the sake of myself I will just bite the bullet and ask my dr about Cymbalta after all it can't get worse than it is now.. Jamie- WOW 30lbs weight gain...I guess I am lucky there b/c I didn't notice any weight gain with the Gaba and so far not with the Lyrica either. However, when I found out how much I weighed at my pre-op I nearly I am being very careful with what I eat. Still...
Avatar f tn Good morning; I tried Lyrica and the side effects were too much for me. Although there are a lot of people that can tolerate the Lyrica and they do say that it has helped a lot. I started Savella 3 days ago and so far I haven't had any side effects at all. So I really feel positive about it. Hang around for a while and someone who is taking Lyrica will leave a reply.
384099 tn?1226447029 I was very afraid of side effects before I started taking them; it was like I was actually expected the side effects rather than the true benefits of the medicine! But now I'm glad that I went ahead and am taking them, and I think you will be too! Best of luck!
Avatar f tn (A side effect of Lyrica is drowsiness). I have not had any crazy side effects yet. Nothing that I have noticed. It is just a thought. I tried the cymbalta, which my drs said should help my pain. That was a bad idea for me. I did not sleep for a week and had even worse headaches. I don't know much else about the two. That has just been my experiences with them.
1240654 tn?1268321115 I'm taking Abilify for psychosis and have had no side effects yet except it interrupts my sleep all the time.