Cymbalta weight loss side effects

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Avatar f tn I' m on cymbalta and i think its very good! Gives a lot of energy and i can stand the litle side effects i have, like increased sweating, and litle jaw tremor which is reducing by time. Another side effect i have is delayed ejacuation, but i enoy that.
400867 tn?1371756694 I was taking 30mg of Cymbalta for about a month. Because - at that time - I didn't notice any side effects, my doctor upped the dose to 60mgs. It took almost no time at all, for me to notice my hair falling out!! It was everywhere. After brushing my hair, for instance, I'd look at my brush and there were very long strands hanging off the brush, as if my hair was coming out from the root!! Then I realized it was all over the floors...clogging my shower drain, etc. This is SCARY.
Avatar n tn I have gained alot of weight taking cymbalta. Is there any way to lose weight while on this medication. I exercise daily and watch what I eat but it has not helped.
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.
Avatar f tn I had weight loss they put me in Zyprexa. I would see my GP because weight loss can be caused by other conditions.
Avatar n tn I thought these 2 meds were known to be weight neutral or cause weight loss. My doctor knows my concern about the weight issue as this is something I have never fought to maintain while everything else in life seems to be a fight. If I stopped taking all meds, would I lose the weight and go back to my normal size. I do lack motivation that's for sure! I think or say I will start a program and don't.
Avatar m tn How many are suffering from Post Interferon side effects?
Avatar n tn I take topamax to control seizures and I must say that I am surprised doctors prescribe it for weight loss alone, and that you are willing to put up with the side effects of it just for weight loss when there are other weight loss drugs out there. The "goofiness and loss of words" bothers me tremendously. I have been taking it since April and that hasn't abated any. Unfortunately I did not experience any weight loss or loss of appetite from it like everyone says. I take 200 mg a day.
Avatar f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
497950 tn?1255867527 I realize this is not a current post but I recently started (8) months ago lamictal and Wellbutrin together and have been losing weight since then .. did your weight loss continue?
Avatar n tn It is great hope for anyone with epilepsy, migranes, maia, but I don't think it should be prescribed for people as a weight loss pill. Their are other not so wonderful side effects, such as mind blocks, tingly hands and dry mouth. Plus, I don't think people should be given a pill just for weight loss. It is a good benefit, but exercise and diet are a better way. It's fair to us because we need the medication to aid other needs.
Avatar n tn i find i have to take it at specific times or the side effects are much worse. the weight loss was sudden but it no longer sems to effect weight loss or gain. if you are planning to take this drug specifically for weight loss, be aware that side effects are pretty debilitating and that it is not really a sustainable option. can any enlighten me on the effects of adderall/provgil and metforin?
Avatar m tn I'm at the 90 mg dose once a day I was thinking of asking Dr. To up it or change it to something where I won't gain weight or helps in weight loss. I haven't done talk therapy in a couple years, I should venture down that avenue again, Cymbalta was the only one that got rid of a lot of my aches and pains you can feel when your dealing with depression, I definitely have a chemical imbalance so not taking any meds wouldn't be beneficial for me. What are you taking now?
Avatar f tn We're all lab rats! Yep, cymbalta and lyrica together worked great for me, other than the Lyrica side effect of weight gain, coupled with sudden onset hypertension- I had to come off of it :( But it seriously reduced my pain by like 80%. Good luck!
867787 tn?1318939830 Weight gain isn't one I've been having. It's one of the only anti-depressant that doesn't cause weight to increase. I have not been able to have an orgasm since I started this med. Dry mouth and other symptoms I can't tell if they are my old symptoms I already had, such as lightheadedness. I was told that Cymbalta is prescribed for many other issues so don't worry that it's an anti-depressant if it helps with what you are going through sometimes it's a good thing.
Avatar n tn I can't take they tricyclics due to other medical problems. I sure would appreciate any help I can get on these issues. (Weight gain, loss of sexual interest, and meds not working). I'm feeling like the side effects (and lack of effect) is just depressing me more. It makes me feel like there's no point in being on the med. Also, does anyone have any experience with/advice about the dexadrine? Thanks so much.
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.
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 n tn Has anyone taken Effexor and, if so, did you experience any weight related side-effects. I am worried about gaining weight and will not take this medicine until I find out. I'm just scared because SSRIs cause gain. Even though this is not an SSRI, it could cause weight gain.
Avatar m tn I am switching from Cymbalta 120 mg to Celexa due to loss of insurance coverage. I lowered to 60 mg a day for a few days, (I ran out of Cymbalta) then started 20 mg per Dr. prescription on Celexa. I am definitely suffering withdrawal from Cymbalta. What dose should I be taking of Celexa to help avoid withdrawal? If both meds are SSRI, then why is withdrawal so bad?
Avatar n tn Many antidepressants do increase appetite. Weight gain seems to be high on the list of side-effects but what I am thinking is that with a slight touch of added physical activity, it might even help on side-effects as well as core reason for being medicated. Depression does a whole lot of things to a body. I can't promise gold and green meadows but let nothing stand unattempted on the path of improvement!
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 n tn I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
Avatar n tn i have been on yaz for a year and a half now and yes the weight gain was gone but there are a whole lot of other side effects such as EXTREME irratabilitly that has not stopped since i started to take it, i think that you just learn to cope with it but it is very annoying because i alway have to monitor if my reaction is reasonable or not and usually it is not. which is even more frustrating. as of late too i have been severally depressed. SOOO that is my experience with this.
Avatar n tn Because of the potential weight loss side effect, Welbutrin is going thru clinical trials for weight loss. I'm about to start the blind study. I might get Welbutrin, Naltrexone or a placebo. My question before I start the trial is, what are the side effects if I'm not depressed and don't smoke?!
Avatar n tn just wish to share that the thing that helped me most with the post treatment side effects of depression and bone/muscle pain and memory loss has actually been drinking infusion of nettles; pick stinging nettles dry them or use fresh, small handful in flask of boiling water and drink during the day, every day: it contains the b complex vits and others: i know it seems a bit simple, but from all the stuff that ive tried, it has really helped: along with a great physiotherapist who said
151951 tn?1267991945 I think this might help you not only with weight loss but b12 and b6 is a natural stress reducer. I feel great on this. I cut out all caffine and alcohol and i don't smoke. I get up in the morning and by the time i get out of the shower i have a ton of energy. i feel like i have had my morning coffee but i haven't had any caffine. Not sure where you live but you can always ask your DR. let me know i can email the diet plan they put me on. Good luck!
Avatar n tn i didn't want to take more drugs to get off cymbalta! i was having pretty bad side effects the longer i took the stuff, so i was determined. cold daytime sweats, nighttime terrors, ED, bad stomach problems, chills. the whole range of side effects. i started by taking a 30mg pill every other day for 2 weeks, then every second day for 2 weeks, then every 3rd day for 2 weeks. when i got to every fourth day, i stopped.