Ive been on duloxetine/cymbalta for about 4 months and i was about 150 and i am now 128 and still losing. I am not sure if any one else has had this but its kinda strange. I have had fibromyalgia for about 4 years maybe longer not sure. Im also on gabapentin.
Hi, fibro! Deceased appetite/weight loss is considered a common side effect of Cymbalta with about 10% of users reporting one or both of these side effects.
Be sure to report this to your doctor as it may continue... especially if you find your weight loss undesirable.
Best wishes, WCV
I went from 185 to 117 in 4 months and I, too, take Cymbalta. I was trying to lose weight, not quite that fast, but am happy to see it gone. Cymbalta is a weight neutral anti~depressant.
Fibro; Sounds normal for many but it can get out of control I don't think you want to loose much more you are eating well too? If so, you really need to bring this to the doctors attention before you loose to much more it is for sure the Cymbalta the doctor may have to put you on something else I would give the doctor a call if you don't have an appt. Pretty soon.
I lost a lot of weight and very fast on cymbalta
This is nice to know I've heard a lot of people saying they have actually gained a lot of weight on this medication which is something I'm not trying to do. So far I really don't have an appetite till dinner like usually the foods like fast food or sweets my husband gets sometimes and I would also get as well I don't care for anymore during the day I'm hoping I'll see some weight loss with this medicine as in every other way it is working well for me.
I lost over 40 pounds the first time I was on Cymbalta, and I’m hoping to lose 40+ this time, because of course after 3 years I put it all back on...
I just was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Only on my second month of cymbalta and have lost ten lbs. I’m not complaining!
I've been on cymbalta 30mg for a month and have lost a stone (14lbs) so far. Not complaining as I do need to lose some weight.
However, on top of a non existent appetite I have had almost constant diarrhea and nausea. My doctor keeps telling me it'll get better and to let the drug settle. Even imodium isn't too helpful, it gives me maybe a 2 hour break from the runs? Will keep going and see if it settles! :)
I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. I had tried various meds given to me by my Rheumatologist. It was my Internal Medicine Dr. who prescribed Cymbalta. I've been on it for 14 months now. I have lost 122 lbs and still am losing weight. However, I have never felt better in all my life! My body feels available to do what I previously did on a daily basis. After being bed ridden for close to 4 years, this is a change I am forever grateful! Cymbalta is worth the few side effects. Cymbalta is not only an antidepresant, it is a pain reliever and frankly, for me, a miracle!
Almost exact same weights as you. I am 19 and 5'6'' and when I started Cymbalta I was around 150-145 lbs, after a few months of taking it, I am around 128 lbs. I am only taking 30mg of Cymbalta, a comparatively low dose, but I also take it in combination with ADHD stimulant meds, 40mg Vyvanse and 10mg Adderall. I LOVE this medication! It has helped my anxiety and depression so much, also the weight loss is such a perk :) I feel so great! My moods are fantastic and I get weight loss compliments all the time! However, I would be concerned if it gets excessive. My appetite has significantly decreased, and I have to take extra care to make myself eat enough and get all the nutrients my body needs.
I take 60mg cymbalta daily, I lost a small amount of weight, 4kg, at first it helps me not to binge. I suppose it's the antidepressant.
It doesn't help with my pain, though!
Also, I take SR tramadol and meloxicam, aspirin , lasix and endone when needed for fibro and migraines. I had all this and more before I started the cymbalta . (My GP knows about interactions ie. Potentially seratonin syndrome)
I do feel much better generally and am even taking an interest in my plants and craft again.
I never lost my love of cooking, lol, though it can be a challenge to omit gluten, corn, soy and nuts.
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