I have anxiety and currently take 30 mg of Cymbalta with no side effects. I am on the Cymbalta for pain right now. My psychiatrist recommended upping the dose to 60 mg. Do you think I would experience side effects now ?
Hi, Lanabana! If you had no side effects when you started the 30mg chances are you won't have any with the increase. If you do, they should be relatively mild, lasting only a few days to a week or so and may include:
"Common side effects of Cymbalta include: constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, hypersomnia, insomnia, nausea, sedation, headache."
Best regards, Wildcat
My psychiatrist did the exact same thing with me five years ago and I had no side effects at all by increasing my dosage from 30 mg to 60 mg. However, I was out of town for a long weekend and forgot my Cymbalta. By the time I got home I was a wreck, so be sure and keep your Cymbalta pills with you at all times. In just over the course of the weekend my pain came back full force because I didn't have my pills with me. Just to be clear by increasing the dosage from 30 mg to 60 mg you should be just fine, and have no side effects.
You got awesome advice.
I didn’t feel any pain relief until I got the 60mg.
I forgot them also and day #3, I awoke ready to kill. Joking of course!
It was no fun and now they stay in my purse.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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