User Reviews for Cymbalta

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 30 reviews 6 medications
   
7.7
Major Depressive Disorder 10 reviews 44 medications
   
7.5
Anxiety 112 reviews 61 medications
   
7.3
Osteoarthritis 15 reviews 363 medications
   
7.1
Depression 299 reviews 75 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 143 reviews 22 medications
   
6.9
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 20 reviews 40 medications
   
6.8
Back Pain 12 reviews 170 medications
   
6.6
Chronic Pain 36 reviews 103 medications
   
6.3
Summary of Cymbalta reviews 677 reviews 7.0

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Review by StormyRed48 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

For Depression: Works really well with little or no side effects.

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April 7, 2015 12:15 PM

Review by Diniken:

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8.0

For Major Depressive Disorder: I fill better.

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April 7, 2015 12:42 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Depression: Been very helpful

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March 16, 2015 2:27 PM

Review by Potomac:

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10

For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Excellent results with Cymbalta on 30mg once each night. Burning pain reduced some 80%. Does generate dreams, but not uncomfortable dreams. This is the first medicine that helped. Side effects too great with Neurontin; felt little to no effect with Lyrica.

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March 10, 2015 1:10 PM

Review by bry188uk (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Depression: I took this medicine for about 5 years in addition to Lithium for bipolar 2. It was good for depression and anxiety, but I found I was tired a lot, and if I got a bad nights sleep (which was often) my mood could drop or I could become slightly hypomanic.

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March 5, 2015 6:56 AM

Review by goodme56377:

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3.0

For Chronic Pain: This works. Gained a lot of weight. Made me sleepy. I took it at night still couldn't wake up In the morning. Had mouth sores. Coming off it was miserable to say the least.

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March 4, 2015 5:11 AM

Review by Robertjc (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Didn't help with anxiety at all but did help some with depression. Take 60mg

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March 2, 2015 7:39 AM

Review by Esther-essie:

For Depression: Confusion, grumpiness, memory loss, and lethargy.

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February 24, 2015 3:06 PM

Review by w.g.:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: Totally killed our sex life

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February 20, 2015 4:38 PM

Review by MarshaL8424:

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I was in a clinical trial for fibromyalgia with Cymbalta. It helped tremendously, I was in a double blind study but could definitely tell the difference in being on a minimal dose and therapeutic dose. This was in 2008 and I have taken it since with great success in improving (not eliminating) the aches and pain. Now my doctor wants to wean me off and I don't want to be off of it.

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February 20, 2015 12:28 PM

Review by Mary Purvis (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Osteoarthritis: Relieve the pain in the joints in my wrists and hands, it was debilitating before my doctor put me on Cymbalta.

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February 19, 2015 11:34 PM

Review by Mitman:

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10

For Fibromyalgia: Was on Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia. However, symptoms remained intense and quality of life was severely compromised. In comparison, within days of switching to 90mg Cymbalta daily, symptoms dramatically improved with little side effects.

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February 17, 2015 4:01 PM

Review by Lukins:

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8.0

For Depression: Loved this medication when I first started taking it. I started taking to get through depression and my Father was dying of cancer. Thought it was the best medicine ever until I gained 50lbs within 5 months and the effect of the medication started to wear off. What was worse was the effects of getting off this medicine, vertigo for a month with migraine headache and what I call brain buzz for a month straight, that was tough perhaps worse than having depression. I wouldn't have taken it had I read the reviews first.

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February 11, 2015 10:40 PM

Review by jesssikarmaa:

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10

For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: I was originally put on Cymbalta for depression, I was told to take it during the day which I did. When I took the Cymbalta during the day it made me incredibly sleepy to the point I could NOT stay awake so I discontinued it's use. Fast forward a few years and I started experiencing HORRIBLE Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. Doctor put me on Cymbalta to try and treat the pain. This time I took it before bed. I didn't notice any sleepiness during the day, and my nerve pain got better, and eventually was completely gone. After a year of use and almost no pain at all, I started having some "break through pain". Even though I am having "break through pain" after a year, the Cymbalta still makes life 100x better and I and grateful to have it!

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February 10, 2015 2:03 AM

Review by PTSD Paul (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Depression: After following multiple combat tours I damaged my rotator cuff on my last tour and was exposed to close impact of mortar/ rocket impacts. Upon my return home, I was diagnosed with minor bruising on my brain, &torn rotator cuff. Later tests found pulmonary embolisms requiring u hospitalization & lead to a botched lumbar surgery & lumbar fusion failure. Leaving me in constant pain. The pain aggregated PTSD, after trying multiple depression meds, Cymbalta 60mg twice a day helped control the depression. However, chronic pain still required pain meds. Prior to the Cymbalta, my depression continued even with pain medications. Once adding Cymbalta (after taking it for weeks), my depression was manageable. Diazepam as needed helps w/ panic attack

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February 4, 2015 2:37 AM

Review by Mm uneasy:

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10

For Anxiety: Took it for 6 months and it got me through the worst of my symptoms

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February 2, 2015 10:37 PM

Review by Jenn Claus (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

For Chronic Pain: I was placed on Cymbalta for chronic pain as a result from injuries sustained in a head on car accident right before my 19th birthday that also caused 2 very rare recessive gene's to activate (hemiplegic migraines (neurological migraines) and Raynauds disease (circulation disorder) in my lower leg's and feet). At first the pain control was unbelievable. However, 2-3 months into my treatment I began having psychological repercussions where I felt like all my emotions were trapped inside my head. Although I felt angry, sad, happy, etc, I was unable to exhibit those emotions. Cymbalta was discontinued. My head injury was suspected to be the issue as to why I had the adverse reactions I did because my brain didn't function or process normally.

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January 30, 2015 1:42 AM

Review by nightmajic (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Fibromyalgia: Made everything intense. Had me sitting on edge of seat. Took it twice, 2 doses, had to call Dr told me stop it.

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January 27, 2015 6:24 PM

Review by Cooper03 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

For Back Pain: I started taking Cymbalta about 6 months ago, and I'm finally starting to feel better. I have chronic lower back pain, and have previously been prescribed Hydrocodone/Tramadol, which basically was like putting a carrot on a string for my brain to be preoccupied. The only down fall I have experienced is the terrible night sweat. Is there any relieve from it?

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January 25, 2015 7:50 PM

Review by Rach Rach (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: Cymbalta changed me from someone struggling with pain every day to a productive and happy person with some aches and pain. It has made such a big difference in my life!

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January 23, 2015 2:29 PM

Review by Candy567:

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10

For Depression: Very helpful but over last year or so waining effectivness.

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January 21, 2015 4:02 PM

Review by Brandy Lee Mahoney2:

For Depression: I've tried many antidepressants, Effexor XR worked best for me but after complaining about back pain my doctor switched me to Cymbalta. 30mg the first week and then 60 mg. What a personality change in me. I was so aggravated all the time, very snappy. Just not myself. No energy NOTHING however this medicine did work for my back pain. I am being weaned off.

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January 16, 2015 4:54 AM

Review by Pasker (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Depression: I am one of the luckiest one for sure. Cymbalta is only my second prescription after Mirtazapine and it did the magic for me. I love Cymbalta because it not only reduced depression but anxiety too. So its two in one. My depression has reduced a lot in just one week of use. To be honest this medication affected me after the second day of use. And its only a start, I haven't even completed 3 weeks yet. I have full hope on Cymbalta that it will make me a happy person soon. Highly recommended for people who got both depression and anxiety. Side effects are slightly annoying though. It kills my appetite which is really bad for me as I am too underweight, mild nausea in the morning, constipation and top of that insomnia. But it all worth the result.

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January 12, 2015 4:35 AM

Review by Happy camper:

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10

For Major Depressive Disorder: I have been taking 120mg of Cymbalta, daily, since it was first introduced & I couldn't be more satisfied with its results. I was diagnosed with severe, clinical, depression, approximately 15 years ago & all antidepressants prescribed to me, prior to Cymbalta, worked for a year, before they completely stopped working for me. I've tried every SSRI available & the same thing would happen, every time, UNTIL Cymbalta became available. I have no negative side effects, never have, & Im so very grateful for them.

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January 8, 2015 2:47 AM

Review by Lola Lottery:

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9.0

For Fibromyalgia: This was a miracle for the Fibromyalgia pain, until the excessive sweating began. It took a long time to make the connection. I have been off for three months, the sweating has stopped, but the pain of Fibro is creeping back. Will have to try something else. The sweating was such a nuisance, and it got so bad, it was frightening. But, definitely give it a try - it may help you.

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January 5, 2015 12:19 PM

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