I've been on it for 1 month. Will this ease up? I'm pretty miserable! Thanks for your time.
Hi Sardac. There are many side effects of Cymbalta (Duloxetine). It can cause diarrhea or constipation. For me it was constipation and it lasted the whole 10 years I’ve been taking it. I have been tapering off slowly and I’m down from 60 mg to 15 mg and I no longer have that problem. There are many horrible side effects from these types of medications. In my opinion if the diarrhea hasn’t eased up yet then there’s a good chance that it could continue. I realize that there are medications that can be taken to help with different side effects but I chose to taper off instead of taking more medications. I will warn you though if you decide that Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is not for you please taper off slowly or you could experience what is called ‘The Discontinuation Syndrome’. I’m sorry if I sound negative but I went through a nightmare on this drug and I will never advise anyone to take it. Just research all that you can and you will see many others who went through the same things. Please do take care and best wishes to you. Cindy
I had the same problem until I finally decided it was just too much so I gradually tapered off them. Not sorry that I did.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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