Each medication effects individuals differently. If you are unable to sleep with Cymbalta, have you tried to take it in the AM, to see if it 'energizes' you and allows you to function better through the day and then you might be able to obtain a good night sleep.
Discuss this with your doctor and your employer, if you operate hazardous machinery or you drive for a living.
Madhup Joshi, MD
I actually sleep better with it. It can give you some rapid heart rate, especially when you first are taking it, or when adding more. So, maybe that is what you are experiencing. My doc said I could take it in the morning if I wanted to. Maybe that is why she offered that. I always look up meds when I first take them to see the side effects. I think its cymbalta.com. Of course, we learn more from others who have actually taken it and do not have a vested interest, right!? I hope that helps! :)
Yes I found that cymbalta got me too wound up and it takes about 12 hours or more after I take it for me to calm down. I also take amitriptyline but I take it for a sleep disorder and IBS.
Unfortunately for me cymbalta didn't help me with the pain. It seemed to a bit at 30mg but at 60mg it made me really depressed. I was hyper active in the morning and then every afternoon I would get so down on myself I had to quit taking it.
I have a friend who has had good results with it, but just wasn't for me so now tapering off.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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