I started off with 30mg, this was given to me by my doctor, to help me with aniexty and some depression after taking it now since 2007 I have increased per doctor to 60mg. Not long ago I went to see a rheumatologist he said I had fibromyalgia, the joint pain I was having was due some to this and arthritis . Told him I was on cymbalta 60mg a day, he up the doses to 120mg a day. What do you think? For me I think I need to try something new for my aniexty and the fibromyalgia. Haven't had the so called side effects just some weight gain. Some days I feel good other days don't want to move off couch. Have I taken this too long??? Will soon be 72 in November. I can't sleep at night havent been able too for lots of years. I take the generic for ambien 10mg, I try break them in half. So that's it. Would love to know what the doc on call thinks.
My neurologist started me on 60 mg of Cymbalta to try to help with my all over fibromyalgia pain and migraines that were occurring as a result of flares. I saw my rheumatologist within the week of seeing my neurologist and she had me contact him and ask if he had concerns with her increasing me to the highest dose which is 120 mg per day. She has me split it with 1 - 60 mg capsule eight hours apart (up to 2) during waking hours. My neurologist agreed. My migraines are less frequent for sure. I now have 1-3 per week whereas prior to Cymbalta I was having one at least 4 x per week. I do not recall side effects but I titrated up over 2 weeks time. I would guess that it has contributed to my weight gain but I'm finally on a lower dose of my daily steroids so I am hoping that with that combined with dieting I will start to lose some of the 60 lbs I've gained over the past year. I do hope you find this a helpful medication. Let us know how you are doing.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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