How long does cymbalta side effects last

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Avatar f tn i am on side effects until my doctor upped my dose, but just extreme tiredness, so i lowered my dose back to 60 mgs....usually the brain zaps are when you suddenly stop taking it, any antidepressant can cause this when abruptly stopped....but everyone is different. are you experiencing any side effects from it now?
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 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.
922573 tn?1304102929 Has anyone tried Cymbalta? If so, how did it work for you? Any side effects? Any experiences, good or bad, that you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!! Keri :) p.s. an EXTREME turn off to the neurontin: dizzines- I already have a vertigo disorder, fatigue- I am in college with 2 young kids and need not be tired, and weight gain- I am at a healthy weight now and want to keep it that way. I am thinking Cymbalta might be the route to go.
177382 tn?1253044740 I have had no side effects from Cymbalta. I did not know Cymbalta was being rx for fibro i am going to tel my dad.
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!
Avatar f tn Has anyone taken it? Any insight into how it works or doesn't work? Any side effects? I'd be curious if anyone has any thoughts on the medication. I'm starting at 30mg a day for 7 days and then increasing to 60mg per day. Thanks!
Avatar f tn How long does it take for the withdrawal symptons to go away? I got off Cymbalta 5/31 and had severe reactions, my dr put me on Prosac for six weeks, it helped. But I have been off Prosac since 7/25 and am still having some pretty bad withdrawal symptons. Head and body aches, electric shocks, paranoia, my feet hurt really bad, it's hard to walk on them and my ankles swell every day. Does it ever get any better?
407790 tn?1397764626 2.5 mg. Does anyone know if you're less likely to get side effects if you're on a low dose? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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 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.
Avatar n tn does anyone know when the side effects of weaning yourself off of effexor stop? i have been completely off of it for three days now and i still feel awful. my coordination is off, i feel confused and forgetful, but the most irritating and troublesome side effect is one that is hard to describe. about ever ten seconds or so i get a really strange feeling in my head. almost like a pulsy - dizzy - out of it feeling. im just wondering when these things will go away. i feel so odd. thanks!
Avatar m tn Because of sexual side effects with Effexor, my psychiatrist is switching me to Cymbalta because supposedly it has lower sexual side effects. Anyone out there that has tried both or anyone with positive things to say about Cymbalta? Thanks!
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 n tn how long do these withdrawals last if I'm on day 14 and was throwing up today and still feel all those symptons they say happens to you? i stopped cold turkey and i just want to know when all the pain will go away.
Avatar f tn Usually I prefer medications (any, antibiotics, etc.) that have been around for a long time and that all the side effects and withdrawals, etc. are known. If you feel like this isn't a good medication for you, definitely get in touch with your doctor as soon as you can ... no use in going through the weekend with something that's not helping your pain or causing bad side effects.
422425 tn?1307996590 Hi, Tramadol is a mu agonist and it blocks serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake, so it also has weak antidepressant effects like a drug such as cymbalta or effexor. The latter could be affecting you more leading to the side effects you're getting. If they're too severe, you're doc will probably just switch you to a different drug. If you can deal with it, then ok.
Avatar m tn How many are suffering from Post Interferon side effects?
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 f tn 3 weeks later they reduced me to 20mg (the lowest does Cymbalta has). 4 days after reduction I got a headache for like a day and then it was over. 3 weeks later it was the end - no more Cymbalta - and that was 9 days ago (11/7/08). Like clockwork, 4 days after reduction, it started... The lucid, vivid nightmares. The headaches. The nausea. The tingling throughout my body and sensation of numbness. The feeling of an irregular heartbeat. The 'ZAPS'.
Avatar f tn Iam taking 60mg of Cymbalta. I took 30mg at the beginning and after one week raised it to 60mg. I don't know why the doctor did that but I think if I taper off Effexor first and then start on Cymbalta, it is going to take long time to start feeling any improvement. Honestly, iam really tired and got impatient cz my situation is intolerable and I can't live this way. I can't explain how tough and sad is my situation now.
Avatar f tn I would question any Doctor (now that i know what i know about them over prescribing meds with dangerous side effects and nasty withdrawal)... that would give you a script before talking to you about natural methods to deal with depression. My own doctor ,. upon learning that i was Pre Diabetic, started to write down a whole host of meds for me. As i have hepc already (liver disease) any further medication is dangerous for me unless absolutely necessary.
Avatar f tn The fact that you are also starting a new medication does confuse matters as you don't know whether you are experiencing side effects from the new med or side effects from withdrawal of the previous med. This is why getting in touch with your psychiatrist is the best option.
Avatar n tn Early last year I stopped Cymbalta and had no problems being on it or getting off of it. Then last Summer I began taking Victoza for my Diabetes, I take 1.2 mg injection every other day. It's a great medicine and has also helped me lose weight. Then in Mid-December I was getting Depressed again and thought I might try going back on Cymbalta. I took one 60mg capsule in the early afternoon. I was fine until about 8 hours later.
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.
5265383 tn?1483811956 It worked for a couple of months but have just had to increase the dose so I can sleep through them. Sigh. I also get side effects from the Cymbalta but so far, they are not a deal breaker. It seems as soon as I get accustomed to the side effects at a certain dosage, the med also stops being effective. Grrrr. Wonder how long this will last???
1290770 tn?1272079135 What are the chances that I'm going to have extremely adverse side effects from it? Has anyone here had really bad side effects? Has it helped anyone? Also, I was reading that Cymbalta can increase suicidal thoughts?? Even though the Doc said I seem to be severely depressed, I really don't consider myself anymore depressed than anyone else. Should I be worried? I'd really rather not kill myself :-/ Also, before the pain got so bad I had to stop, I was doing 30 min of yoga a day.
Avatar f tn Bummer is that Savella did seem to be helping with my pain, but since I was having such severe issues with things, we stopped immediately and I am back on just the Cymbalta now. I know how you feel about calling yourself a "lab rat." I call it the "med-go-round.