I just started 30mg duloxetine generic brand for major depression and anxiety. I feel this drug helps however I get servere insomnia to the point I get no sleep at all, even with a benzodiazepine. Also it seems to really block up my bowels with constipation and even senna tablets or laxatives won't shift it. Do these side effects ease or should I stop taking it ?? What are people's thoughts on lexapro also?
Does insomnia and constipation side effect pass on duloxetine?
- 17 Aug 2015 by Lasthope
- 14 Sep 2015
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Both are very common side effects. They may subside in a couple of weeks. Although you may want to ask your doctor to give you a stool softener along with a sleeping pill. My doctor put me on Trazadone. I suffer from insomnia without my medicine making it worse. Try drinking a lot of water and eating green vegetables. That seems to help me with constipation. I also eat raisins or chocolate covered ones that really help me go.
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