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Review by Edwin3993: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Anxiety: I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. My doctor prescribed Cymbalta. It cured my anxiety, but came at a price... it's an expensive medicine, and I hope that mediation and relaxation will help me get off of Cymbalta one day :) Short term, it has been extremely effective in my recovery of anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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December 16, 2012 3:02 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Cymbalta is a pretty potent antidepressant. After being on high dose Wellbutrin (450mg) with high dose Effexor XR (450mg) I was switched to Cymbalta. Since I'd developed treatment refractory depression, after 3 weeks with no results (and horrible side effects) I asked to be bumped up from 60mg to 90mg. After another 2 weeks, I went to 120mg. This triggered my first hypomanic episode in my 30-something years. Scaled back down to 60mg and what do you know, this time it worked. Give Cymbalta a chance to work, don't rush it. It may take longer than the usual 3 weeks, but when it works, it's worth it.

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December 15, 2012 12:54 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Pain: Lowered pain when taken regularly. If a dose was missed I would get very dizzy. All in all positive expirence.

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December 12, 2012 6:17 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: The medicine caused me to have Burning Mouth Syndrome.

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December 9, 2012 3:52 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Cymbalta saved my life. I have tried dozens of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, you name it. At 19, to treat anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder, I was finally given Cymbalta. I had very few side effects, maybe a few days being a bit dizzy. And then, after a week or so, I realized I wanted to get up in the morning. I no longer regretted having to breathe. A few months in, I no longer needed anxiety medication. I could sleep all night. I was normal and happy. I would not have lived if Cymbalta didn't exist. The only drawback is if for any reason you have to go a few days or longer without it, the withdrawal will be bad.

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December 7, 2012 10:18 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Pain: I started taking Cymbalta 10 months ago after developing Fibromyalgia. I am a 40 year old male in good physical condition. It is very effective for pain - not 100% - but enough that I have mostly pain free days. The pain in my hands, fingers, wrists, groin, hips and back is very manageable now. I've also noticed that my plantar fasciatis pain is completely gone, and headaches are rare but easy to manage. Side effects include memory loss, some fatigue and difficulty with orgasm. I could not have a job or even be a good father/husband without it. My insurance covers some of the cost.

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November 27, 2012 9:28 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: It helped me enough to write my feelings and experiences down, there were days when I was so down I couldn't eat or sleep and was just wondering around in a daze so Cymbalta definitely helped me.

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November 26, 2012 1:07 PM
Review by efloyd105 (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Never found it to help with my chronic pain (due to a variety of pain issues); although, it does seem to keep my depression under control now @ 60 MG per day, without any side effects after 5+ yrs.

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November 21, 2012 9:55 AM
Review by Lexilla (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: This is wonderful. I suffered from generalized anxiety for two and a half years. Eventually I slipped into severe depression, probably resulting from the chronic anxiety I was dealing with for so long. I have been on Cymbalta 60mg for a little over a month and I feel better than I ever have before. Before Cymbalta, I was on Paxil and Lexapro, which both did more harm than good. On Cymbalta I finally feel normal and my sleep has improved so much. I was a chronic insomniac and now I can usually sleep whenever I feel like it. I am so lucky that my psychiatrist decided to try me on this medicine. I would recommend trying this medicine to anyone suffering from anxiety & depression.

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November 16, 2012 3:36 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
4.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: I have been on Cymbalta for 10 weeks now. I started at 30 then went to 60. I was feeling wonderful, less negative, less worried, it was great. However the last 10 days or so I have started clenching my teeth, severe nausea, horrible dreams, weight gain and dizziness. I don't want to go back to the way I was feeling before, however I can't continue feeling this way either!

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November 15, 2012 3:38 PM
Review by Mother F (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Fibromyalgia: Took 30 mg/day for 2 months and no noticeable reduction of pain. Increased to 60 mg/day for 2 more months and still no relief of fibromyalgia at all. Killed my libido entirely and had difficulty sleeping regardless of taking it morning or night. Luckily no side effects weaning off (half dose for 2 weeks, then every other day for 2 more weeks).

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November 14, 2012 9:53 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Fibromyalgia: 60 mg/day for 4 months and no relief of fibromyalgia symptoms. Killed my libido entirely and had trouble sleeping.

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November 14, 2012 9:14 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Excellent for controlling anxiety that, for me, can spiral in to major depression I feel more like myself on Cymbalta than I did on Zoloft. It has been excellent at relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. Cymbalta benefits do come at a cost, financially and physically. The most annoying physical symptom is profuse sweating. I never sweated much, even on hot days. With Cymbalta, it can be cold outside & I'm in my car A/C on, face dripping with sweat. I can easily tell this from a menopausal hot flash.The two sometimes occur together. Cymbalta can give me bad morning headaches & I can't use Motrin while on it. Once you're on Cymbalta you can't just stop it without getting severe withdrawal symptoms, especially dizziness.

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November 13, 2012 1:00 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Cymbalta helped with my depression, but caused me to gain a lot of weight.

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November 8, 2012 12:28 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Chronic Pain: I've had very good experience with Cymbalta aside from being so expensive. Helps with pain & related insomnia & depression.

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October 30, 2012 10:28 AM
Review by Ridodami4 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: I LOVED Cymbalta, I felt wonderful, no aches and pains, no depression, I had my life back. I was paying $90 for a 3 month supply... THEN it happened, my co-pay went to $1000 for a 3 month supply! I want to cry, I obviously can't afford that so I got switched to Venlafaxine, I now have a constant slight headache and it makes me nauseous, my anxiety is back. Dr. switched me to Prozac yesterday, we shall see but what I would not give to have my Cymbalta back.

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October 16, 2012 4:11 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
4.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Pain: I tried Cymbalta for chronic calf pain due to small fiber neuropathy. I did not experience brain zaps, night terrors or headaches but it did make me sleep a lot while i acclimated. I got up to 120mg/day but did not get any pain relief; still, it seemed to help with my attitude so i kept it at 60mg for a while. Ultimately I ended up getting better results from Pamelor.

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October 12, 2012 9:15 PM
Review by bunny rabbit (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Chronic Pain: Did nothing for my nerve pain

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October 11, 2012 2:01 AM
Review by Chas.: User Rating:  
   
10

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Cymbalta after being treated with Lexapro, most recently and four other antidepressants and enhancers, has FINALLY relieved me of depression and suicidal thoughts after seven years of being treated and hospitalized at one point. With all my heart I can say this little capsule has definitely saved and improved my life 100%. It's nothing short of a miracle to me.

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October 10, 2012 7:04 AM
Review by MsBunky (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Chronic Pain: I have been using Cymbalta for several years now as part of my treatment plan for Chronic Pain. My pain is related to having Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis in my hips, spine, knees and neck, impingement in the hips as well, and trigger points throughout my body. After trying several other medications, and gaining some amount of weight, my doctor wrote the prescription and I started at 30mg for the day. I now take 60mg in the morning and 60mg at night and it makes a huge difference in maintaining my pain levels. I use it now as part of my daily "medicine cocktail" and hope to continue for a long time still to come!

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October 10, 2012 3:51 AM
Review by annie irish (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: Went nearly mad on this antidepressant, clenched my teeth, constant sweats. Terrible and always tired on it. Doctor just kept upping the dosage. Was on 120mg when I complained, changed doctor and am now coming off Cymbalta. Now have dreadful dizziness and brain zaps but anything is better than what I was going through.

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October 9, 2012 5:49 PM
Review by Kitten_babygirl (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
5.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Depression: I'm 21. Cymbalta works really well with depression. It made me happy. So happy I could lose my mind in myself and forget to do anything but eat and think. That's why I'm giving it a 5. When I started taking it I lost about 4lbs.... Then... Tada! I gained 14lbs in 2 weeks. I got off the medicine right after this. I'm not going to gain all my weight back to make myself more depressed in the future. Watch out for this one if you're watching what you eat. I've lost 7 of the 14, so at least I have that. But I'm upset by the gain. I was on it for a month.

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October 8, 2012 5:47 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Anxiety: I am a RN who suffers from severe social anxiety and moderate depression. Symptoms associated with SAD have included inability to write in front of others, eat in public, public speaking. Even drinking in front of others was difficult for me. I hated the shaking, heart racing/pounding, and everything else that went along with this horrible affliction! I remember it all starting around 15 years old but never could understand why. I'm 41 yrs old today and my anxieties have affected my life negatively and held me back in so many ways. I never felt normal. Many years and meds later, I came to believe my life would never change. That I would never feel "normal" around people. Then I found Cymbalta..changed my life!

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October 5, 2012 4:16 AM
Review by decochloe (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I have been taking Cymbalta for 3 weeks for Peripheral Neuropathy, a painful disease that hasn't responded to any other meds. It blocks the pain signals to the brain and works wonderfully. I have about an 80% reduction in pain and rarely need a pain med. It also helps my mood and reduces my appetite. No side effects. It's great! On another note:NEVER go off an antidepressant cold turkey! It can be a nightmare. Work with your doctor to taper off slowly & safely.

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October 4, 2012 4:42 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Cymbalta (duloxetine) for Fibromyalgia: I have Fibromyalgia (for about 5 years) but no depression at all, so I was initially wary of Cymbalta because I didn't want it messing with my mood and potentially being hard to stop. But I'm so glad we decided to try it! Only a few weeks so far, and already it makes a huge difference in pain levels, and also I have much more energy. I still have to take tramadol at times for higher pain levels, but much less than before. No trouble with side effects in general, although as others have mentioned, I find that extreme stress, and multiple nights in a row of little sleep, can trigger all the old symptoms to the extreme, and it takes several days to get back on track. Overall though it's a huge blessing and I feel so much more like my old self!

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