Due to start this medication and was wondering do you gain weight with this drug?
Hi Mellyt72x. I’ve been taking Cymbalta for 8-9 years. I was always small; even after having my 5 children. Since taking Cymbalta I’ve gone from 110-120 pounds to over 200 pounds. I’m slowly tapering off now and I’m down to 15 mg. Almost all the many horrible side effects have gone but I’m still quite tired. I have started to lose a bit of weight but most people that I’ve talked to say that they have lost the weight when they are completely off Cymbalta. I’m hoping and praying that happens for me. Please take care and best wishes to you. Cindy
I was just prescribed Cymbalta (duloxitine) and posted this question in another group. I asked also if anyone had insomnia or anxiety from taking this. Almost every response was negative saying extreme weight gain, insomnia, and anxiety. The withdrawals from stopping this drug were even worse. In addition, although this drug is suppose to help with chronic pain it did not help at all. I have fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease in my cervical and lumbar spine, nerve damage, PTSD, chronic insomnia, anxiety disorder, etc. I decided not to even start duloxetine. It is not worth it. I would rather use my heating pad and suffer. If you would like to read more comments go into the fibromyalgia group and you will be astonished as to what these people have posted and what happened to them from taking this drug. I certainly was.
I already gained weight from taking Lyrica & Gabapentin and stopped because of weight gain. I certainly was not going down that road again. My best to you... I hope you find an alternative solution for pain relief. I started acupuncture and cupping.
Thank you for the replies, I took one tablet and it made me feel awful, vomiting, nauseous, felt like a zombie and that my eyes were poking out my head, I couldn’t focus on anything and spent two days unable to do anything, will not be taking anymore, this is the worst side effects I’ve ever had from a medication.
Over a period of 9 months I lost 16 pounds.
- Duloxetine Information for Consumers
- Duloxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Duloxetine (detailed)
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