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.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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