User Reviews for Cymbalta

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 26 reviews 6 medications
   
7.8
Anxiety 110 reviews 60 medications
   
7.2
Major Depressive Disorder 6 reviews 44 medications
   
7.0
Depression 282 reviews 75 medications
   
6.9
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 18 reviews 40 medications
   
6.8
Fibromyalgia 130 reviews 72 medications
   
6.8
Osteoarthritis 13 reviews 366 medications
   
6.5
Back Pain 11 reviews 169 medications
   
6.4
Chronic Pain 30 reviews 102 medications
   
6.2
Summary of Cymbalta reviews 626 reviews 6.9

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Review by Lilly267:

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4.0

For Chronic Pain: I gave this medication a 4 because I lost 10 pounds in 2 months on it. It did nothing for my pain and depression, though. I took 60 mg and I weighed from 110-120lbs.

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July 8, 2013 6:30 AM

Review by Shes2Gemini:

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9.0

For Fibromyalgia: I can move and reach without pain in my shoulders, I can sleep without pain, and I can be assured that I will not have to take narcotics for pain control.

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July 6, 2013 10:32 PM

Review by anonymous4347:

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10

For Chronic Pain: I have been on Cymbalta 60mg for chronic abdominal pain for 3 years. It has been a life saver for me and dropped my narcotic use (hydrocodone) down to a 30 day prescription lasting me a year. I did notice earlier this year more pain and with that more of the narcotic need and depression. My Dr. raised me up to 90mg (one 60mg and a 30mg) and I haven't had need of the hydrocodone for 3 months. I'm very satisfied.

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July 2, 2013 5:37 PM

Review by courtd:

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: This medecine delivers as promised as far as pain relief. I noticed a reduction in pain 3 days into taking it. The only pain it doesnt eliminate is my lower back pain. It even helps with my migraines! Negatives are the side effects when getting used to the med (nausea, fatigue) and the fact that your body gets used to it so you have to keep upping the dosage. Recommend starting out on the lowest dosage possible.

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July 1, 2013 1:11 PM

Review by Yarn king:

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9.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I have found that Cymbalta really helps my depression. If I don't take it I really notice the difference. I am sure that it helps me. The only downside is its expensive

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June 26, 2013 1:35 AM

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

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10

For Depression: I was diagnosed with chronic depression and put on 30 mg. I used to cry at least once each day. I have been on Cymbalta for the last 25 days and I have not even cried once. For me it only caused nausea and I lost about 3kgs, which for me was not a side effect but a motivation to use the medicine.

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June 24, 2013 6:45 PM

Review by Fibromyalgia pain and depression (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I am 46 and have suffered from depression since I was a teenager and fibromyalgia pain and stiffness since I was 30. Nothing else helped much. I tried gabapentin, Prozac, and other anti-depressants. Ibuprofen and tramadol helped a little with the pain but not like Cymbalta! I started on 30mg and worked up to 90mg daily. I feel like I am cured! No more morning pain and stiffness, no more aches and pain and my mood is so much brighter! I haven't felt this happy since I was a kid. I am laughing all the time. I can do things that I haven't been able to do physically for years. I started jogging. Side effects have been a loss of appetite, insomnia, and hot flashes but well worth it!

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June 24, 2013 1:51 PM

Review by Shanice:

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9.0

For Depression: I have taken Cymbalta 60mg for 30 days after being on Zoloft with Wellbutrin for almost a year. I'm feeling better every day. I have been able to do things that I have been unable to do for years such as cooking. Depression is lifted this medication is God send!

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June 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Review by Jallen2:

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8.0

For Depression: I have only been on this for 2 weeks but I can seriously notice a difference. I am 21 and for about 6 years (after a traumatic event) I have been suffering from "severe depression". I have always had pain and always been to tired to do anything but lay in bed and cry! I can now say I am happy! Finally happy, I can't remember a time I was ever like this. I am motivated, active, and enjoying life. It works quick. I do however have mild headaches everyday and multiple nightmares every night. I am told these will subside. It's pricey but I really think its worth it! Good luck to everyone.

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June 20, 2013 11:36 PM

Review by Dallas Nadja (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

For Depression: It works well for depression. Even stopped nerve pain that I didn't know I had since I had lived with it all my life. I just thought it was normal to have pins and needle feeling in my nerve endings. Lifted the depression. Was okay on anxiety, but still had to take Valium for true panic attacks. Warning though - getting off this medication can give hard withdrawals. You have to slowly wean yourself off. If not, you will get brain freezes or shivers which are freaky and scary. Also, extremely irritable coming off of it.

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June 17, 2013 9:00 PM

Review by Tiger6933 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have been taking Cymbalta for 15 months now. First 30mg and then six months later up it to 60mgs/day. It was prescribed to me for clinical depression. It works for the depression and I also noticed it has worked very well for anxiety also. My MD and I have discussed that I probably have had this anxiety disorder for some time and curtailed with the depression, Cymbalta has done well for both. Side effects are weight gain (5-10 lbs), and bad withdrawal effects if you miss a day or two - headaches. Otherwise, the medication has worked very well and I feel like I can live my life again.

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June 10, 2013 2:29 PM

Review by Baloo789:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: After suffering in a very serious way from chronic neck and back pain for about 5 years, I was giving up. I had no major injury, but small "normal range" disc ruptures protruding in my C5 and C7 with other old back injuries. Fibromyalgia/Neuralgia. I've gone through multiple specialists, MRIs, physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. Some relief here and there, mostly with acupuncture and specific stretching. Pain was horrible. Finally after persistent research, I found what truly works for me: Cymbalta (normal dose) with daily SAM-E and Malic Acid supplements. It took about 2 months to fully work, but now I'm virtually PAIN FREE. Cannot thank God enough for this.

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June 8, 2013 5:37 PM

Review by Batgirl516 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

For Anxiety: I've been taking 120mg of Cymbalta for 6 months now & have found the benefits to be: decreased anxiety; increased social confidence; and 10kg (22.2 pounds) weight loss!! The negatives have been: irregular insomnia; slightly manic personality when really comfortable in my social surroundings; dry mouth; mild occasional nausea & that's about it. I'm under the watchful eye of a great Psychiatrist & think Cymbalta is much better than Prozac & Zoloft which I've been on for 5 years prior (at alternate times). Also, I strongly recommend reducing your alcohol intake - Cymbalta increases side effects & makes you feel embarrassingly drunk & tired much earlier than others. Good luck.

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June 7, 2013 9:53 AM

Review by CymbaltaWorks:

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10

For Depression: Hi everyone. As long as I can remember I suffered from some sort of anxieties. When I was about 16 my anxiety grew into full blown panic attacks. Since then it just got worse. Finally I went to psychiatrist who put me on Cymbalta. I never felt better than I do now. My anxiety and depression gone and I feel that I have to learn how to live without it.

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June 6, 2013 5:09 PM

Review by Dahliabulb:

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5.0

For Fibromyalgia: I have been taking Cymbalta for 3 days. I have had nausea and drop in appetite. I experienced sleeplessness on my 3rd night and hot flashes. I have found that taking it in the morning is better for me. This is my second round of taking Cymbalta.

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June 3, 2013 7:03 AM

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

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10

For Anxiety: I have been on Cymbalta for about 4 months now, and finally can say that it is worth going through some of the beginning side effects. We must be careful though, to listen to our bodies first. Side effects can be bothersome but should not be unbearable, so if this is your case with Cymbalta or any other medication, you must consult your physician. When I first started Cymbalta, (which I did twice before finally staying on it) I could not sleep, had headaches, and could not even drink a cup of coffee without feeling as if I was hyper. Eventually, things got better and I was able to stop the additional medication that was prescribed to help me sleep. Switching Cymbalta to bedtime helped tremendously! No pain and/or anxiety.

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June 2, 2013 7:28 PM

Review by bretto55 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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1.0

For Back Pain: Good for my mood swings. Evens me out mentally. Anxiety decrease. Decrease of libido 90%

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May 18, 2013 6:01 AM

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

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: I take Cymbalta for both dysthymia and fibromyalgia. I am a female in my mid-40's. Overall, I am at least 70% better than before taking Cymbalta, though not pain-free. I find that I get maximum benefit when I take 120 mg (two 60 mg. capsules at same time) of Cymbalta daily, combined with enough sleep and daily exercise (e.g. at least 20 mins. brisk walking). Also, I need to avoid/minimize physical and psychological stressors (including unpleasant people).

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May 15, 2013 2:00 PM

Review by Cherry400000000000 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Depression: My dr finally decided to try a different medication after I started telling him that I think I am bipolar, he put me on Cymbalta. It is good. A lot better then Prozac which I didn't feel any difference. I am taking 30 mg right now, think I could use an increase. Glad to hear all the good reviews about it! I think it is something I would like to stick too.

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May 12, 2013 5:45 PM

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

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9.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I've been on Cymbalta over 2 years and it has worked great for my anxiety and Irritable bowel syndrome. I sometimes add Vistaril at stressful times. I tried Topamax and Lexapro and neither gave me the relief I needed. I wish I would have had Cynbalta 30 years ago.

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May 11, 2013 11:02 PM

Review by will to Will (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Under the supervision of a psychiatrist I ran the gambit of SSRIs from Prozac to Zoloft with only mild improvements. Cymbalta proved at 120mgs to be wonderful. My insurance was a buzzkill by limiting me to 60mgs but we tried Celexa as an adjunct with similar but not total benefit. Taken with breakfast the change within an hour is dramatic, and missing a dose or two is traumatic. My only anxiety now is God forbid I am ever to go without my Cymbalta. It helped me through 10 chemo sessions, especially with the resulting neuropathy. Perhaps it will fall to a tier 1 med and I can resume 120mgs... There is hope.

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May 11, 2013 1:08 AM

Review by AirieDarie:

For Depression: Saved my life, I'm very thankful.

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May 9, 2013 1:37 PM

Review by Dre26:

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9.0

For Depression: Cymbalta is so far the only medication that has noticeably helped with my depression and anxiety. I had more confidence and less anxiety while taking it. I say "had" because I turned 26 recently and no longer have insurance and Cymbalta is extremely expensive, something like $216 with coupon, so I switched to Lexapro. I will write a review on Lexapro once I get experience it's affects. Cymbalta is the way to go if you can afford it though.

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May 8, 2013 2:28 PM

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

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8.0

For Depression: I absolutely love this medicine so far the only medicine that has done anything for me. I actually know what happy is now. Working great for depression and anxiety.

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May 6, 2013 8:54 PM

Review by mel:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: I have been seeing my doctor for the last 3 years starting from back pain and fibromyalgia. I tried so much medication including 6 epidural injection in my lumbar and sacroiliac joint, nothing seems to work. Finally I was referred to an internal doctor and after reviewing my case she asked me to try Cymbalta. I finally get relief from it, my life is back to normal and I'm very satisfied.

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May 6, 2013 11:13 AM

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