I have been on 60mg Cymbalta bid for several years. My bipolar 2/generalized anxiety disorder has been very well controled. Now my primary doctor wants to take me off of Cymbalta because I have sever restless legs and arms also known as Periodic limb movement symdrom. I want to know if Cymbalta is the cause of this before I let the doctor change my medication.
7 Feb 2010
Yes, Restless Leg Syndrome has been reported as a side-effect of Cymbalta.
"... Adverse reactions reported since market introduction that were temporally related to duloxetine therapy and not mentioned elsewhere in labeling include: anaphylactic reaction, aggression and anger (particularly early in treatment or after treatment discontinuation), angioneurotic edema, erythema multiforme, extrapyramidal disorder, glaucoma, gynecological bleeding, hallucinations, hyperglycemia, hypersensitivity, hypertensive crisis, muscle spasm, rash, restless legs syndrome, seizures upon treatment discontinuation, supraventricular arrhythmia, tinnitus (upon treatment discontinuation), trismus, and urticaria."
23 Jul 2013
It seems medicines like seroquil, depakote, Cymbalta and others that are blocking or changing the ways our nerves communicate or operate ... It seems like they are causing this epidemic of twitches and muscle restlessness. Like they are short circuiting us from the inside out.
27 Aug 2013
Yes! After taking my first dose of 30mg Cymbalta for treatment of nerve pain, I developed restless leg tremors. My arm even had spasms. This is just something that is not for me. Sometimes the cure cause additional problems. I believe it is a great product but it is just not for me and other unfortunate ones like me who experience adverse reactions. I must admit it is kind of frightening.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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