Exhaustion to point of sleeping most of day even though i take the medication around 5 pm in evening
It's amazing how medications can affect people differently. Some people get fatigue and others get energy. When I first started taking Norco i had a lot of energy, but after a long period on it, I get lethargic like you are feeling. I hope you will talk to your doctor about it. Hugs
Cymbalta made me extremely tired. I never had this energy people talk about on it, not at any dose and I started at the low/starting dose and over 5 years went up to the max dose at one time for a brief time. I was always tired and had no energy, wanted to do nothing, among many other issues that it took me a while to put together. I didn't realize how tired and blah I had become until I quit taking it and started to see how much more energy I had and I actually wanted to do things. I also gained 30 lbs while I was on cymbalta. I don't know if it was the actual med or the inactivity but, I have never been happier to be off of a medication in my life. So, YES it most definitely can make you tired in the beginning, middle and end!
Hi, I'm sorry you are going thru that, I have tried Cymbalta in the past for over 2 yrs combined, I actually did not experience fatigue with it. I did have fatigue cause by depression and the Cymbalta made that so much better for me so my experience was the opposite of yours, hope you find relief soon.
Without knowing any details about your situation, I'll do the best I can. I love cymbalta for the sedative effects when given for Fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety. I would prescribe it to take right before going to bed as it helps you go to sleep which is a common problem for the conditions it is used to treat. If sedation continues the next day even with bedtime dosing, talk to you doctor about lowering the dose. I have found that lower doses, even 30mg are MORE effective when given at bedtime than higher doses are with daytime dosing.
Talk to your doctor and also make sure to get a sleep study to rule out an underlying sleep disorder! Sleep apnea can cause and worsen musculoskeletal issues, headaches, fibro, sleepiness, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, you NAME IT :).
I was on it for 10 years, and slept every afternoon for 2-3 hours, plus 10 to 12 hours at night. I thought it was due to being depressed and having chronic fatigue . However I have tried to come off twice, and each time i have no longer required my afternoon nap, so it has clearly been the medication making me sleep so much. It also made me feel numb, emotionless.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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