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I know a few patient friends of mine who have taken it and yes, they said it does in fact cause weight gain, I have never personally taken it for myself. I have tried the trazodone that made me gain weight too, and made me sick. It was supposed to help me sleep, It gave me leg cramps like crazy. It's not my cup of tea, but other's said it works fine for them. SO, we are all different and we can't really say things about meds for other people. The outcome could be different on them.? Nobody ever knows for sure!
I, myself have to say yes to both weight gain and bloating! NEVER did I think I would be asking "do u have these (jeans) in a 12-14 short" I carry all the weight in my face and belly! But like always, the same drug will have different results for everyone... but it is nice to share those different results!
I agree with Ishmoo! I was on 60 mg. Cymbalta for 8-9 years and I gained over 80 pounds. I looked like I was 7 or 8 months pregnant and I felt like I was pregnant too. I have tapered down to 25 mg. and I’ve lost a bit of weight and the water retention is almost gone. I still have a ways to go; but I will get there. Slow; but sure!
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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