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?
Question posted by Lasthope on 17 Aug 2015
Last updated on 14 September 2015 by PepperM
Lasthope hi its been almost a month since I've heard from you. How are you doing? Good I hope. I was worried about you after your last comment.
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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