I have been experiencing severe diarrhea since starting Cymbalta after two weeks. I stopped the drug for 10 days and have noticed improvement. I have also noticed severe increase In my pain level. Has anybody else experience severe diarrhea with cymbalta?
I had severe diarrhea when I took Cymbalta. My doctor convinced me to keep trying it even though at that point the diarrhea had been ongoing for 10 days as he didn't think it was the Cymbalta causing it. Even though I was still in pain he was sure it was going to help.
The diarrhea got worse and I lost 10 pounds in 11 days and my chronic pain started to get worse as well. Turns out you can get rebound pain when taking Cymbalta.
Don't wait too long if you are going to stop taking it as after 4 weeks on you could have some terrible side effects when stopping as I did.
Hope this helps you.
Yes I only took it 4 times, 20mg every other day by day 8 I could barely keep a bowel movement in and forget about holding back any gas I had. I was on Lyrica for a month prior to trying Cymbalta and that was a mental hell and even bigger hell to get off of. I stopped the Cymbalta and a week later I'm having somewhat solid bowel movements again even with Imodium and Bentyl to try to make it solid. I am so tired of these antidepressant mind altering dangerous drugs as some answer to the opioids that I used with ZERO issues for the last 7 years. The Government is controlled by big Pharma and Big Pharma can't make any more money on opioids so they must push the latest and greatest scam drug of which they have no clue how it works but it sure makes them money. It's not a war on opioids it's a war on chronic pain patients.
I was on 30mg once a day at first and had explosive diarrhea. Then the doctor had me take it every 36 hours instead of 24; but I still had explosive diarrhea. The doctor gave me a new prescription for 20mg and I was to take it every 36 hours but still having explosive diarrhea. I did not take it this morning.
When I first got Cymbalta I felt so good!! Pain was almost gone and my mood was so much better with less pain. Now the pain is back and my mood is not nearly as sunny; plus I still have explosive diarrhea.
Does anyone know if there is another drug that is close in formulation but without the terrible side effect?
I've been on Cymbalta for almost 30 days and I've had chronic diarrhea since starting it. Everytime I eat I have to run to the bathroom right after. I now have to carry extra clothes just in case. I started Cymbalta and Singulair at the same time so I'm not sure which one it is but in my opinion it has to be one. I'm also nauseated after I eat and I've been having more migraines.
I started on Cymbalta, for the second time in 10 years, this past February. About 2 weeks later, Iater I began experiencing horrific explosive, uncontrolled, diarrhea. Since I didn't have an issue with that the 1st time around, I did not associate the two. I was on the 30 mg strength, and only made the connection when I noticed the worst times were when I'd had to take 60mg because my fibro pain was was so bad. I'd been to an Urgent care, and 2 different family practice doctors. None of them connected the dots. I was taking 3-4 Imodium a day, along with Bentyl for the spasms, Pepto bismol, and Lactaid (just in case). I took myself off the Cymbalta, albeit not in the recommended way. But, the diarrhea was affecting my life so negatively, I felt I had no choice. My withdrawal symptoms have been worsened fatigue, some insomnia, and recurrence of my fibro pain.
It's been 6 days without the Cymbalta, and the diarrhea seems to have gone away, and I'm cautiously optimistic. I've gone from horrid cramping, abdominal pain, and episodes of 15 to 20 movements in a 2 hour span, soiling myself, and wearing diapers, to having normal movements and ditching all the other meds. It stinks (haha) that I'm forced to choose between soiling myself and living in a bathroom, or having minimal to no fibro symptoms.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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