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SSRI’s vs SNRI’s - What's the difference between them?

Losing weight fast on duloxetine/cymbalta?

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.

Generic Cymbalta - Is it available?

Do they now have a generic, I don't have insurance and dont have alot of money'?

Does anyone have sweating with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

I've been on Cymbalta for close to 2 years for musculoskeletal pain from RA and SLE. I have extreme bouts of uncontrollable sweating even after all this time. I thought it was going to be a temporary side effect that I would eventually get over. Now, here I am... 23 months later and still... read more

Anyone feeling a loss of emotions while taking Cymbalta?

Hi All, I've had an increase in anxiety lately, (have a lot on my plate) and was referred to a therapist (talk therapy) and a psychiatrist (meds). He prescribed Duloxetine (generic Cymbalta). I just started taking it at home last week on my 3 days off. The first week is 20 mg./day with a 10... read more

Best way to switch from Duloxetine (Cymbalta) to Fluoxetine (Prozac)?

I've recently been prescribed 20mg Prozac instead of my daily 30mg Cymbalta, to hopefully help with the relentless fatigue. I understand Cymbalta is SNRI, and Prozac SSRI. Can I clean switch to Prozac? Do I start Prozac whilst tapering off Cymbalta? Or do I taper off Cymbalta entirely... read more

Should I come off duloxetine/Cymbalta after 3 months after continued side effects? I am in the UK.

My doctor knows nothing about anti-depressants, the mental health service have refused help, and I cannot afford private help. I am trying to work this out myself, which is far from ideal, but I don't have a choice. I was on citalopram for 13 years (10 of which unnecessary as I had... read more

Cymbalta vs Effexor for energy??

Cymbalta makes me so exhausted. Would Effexor do the same? Has anyone switched from Cymbalta to Effexor with any success?

Why does Cymbalta make me so tired?

Cymbalta has been the only antidepressant that has worked for me so far, but it makes me so exhausted. I could fall asleep on the floor any moment. Why is Cymbalta causing such extreme fatigue?

Duloxetine - Has anyone had diarrea while on cymbalta?

I have had diarrhea with the generic and Cymbalta. I'm on 20mg a day and its been 3 weeks, and I go 3 times a day. I talked to the Dr. and she said take imodium, it helps somewhat, I can't keep taking it. I have lost 3 lbs and I am done with dealing with this. Help! Bonnie

Duloxetine - No libido and extreme anxiety?

I was on Celexa for several years for anxiety and depression. I was then prescribed Lexapro for another 3 years. I tried to stop taking it but each time the anxiety, in particular would return and with full force. In a difficult high anxiety situation I would get a feeling that my blood pressure... read more

Duloxetine - How long does it take for Cymbalta to kick in?

Last week I was diagnosized fibromyalgia after six year of medical checks and screenings. The doc prescribed me 60mg Cymbalta, 10mg Flexiban, along with physio. How long does it take to see the effects of Cymbalta? I have been on it for 10 days now, but I see little improvement. The doc told me it... read more

Can duloxetine cause nausea & upset stomach? Currently, taking 20mg a day only!?

Constipation is also my problem. My doctor lowered the dose from 50mg to 20mg... in hopes that I would not be constipated. I will try to take 20mg every other day and see if it makes a difference. Hopefully, it won't cause me withdrawal symptoms! My heart rate is also increased w/this drug, I... read more

Has anyone tried weaning off Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

I have been on various SSRI/ SSNRIs for about 15 years. I took Effexor (it's generic equivalent) for a few years. Then my doctor switched me to Cymbalta (it's generic - duloxetine), which I have taken for a few years. I started all of this due to general anxiety. Many things have changed... read more

Safe schedule for tapering off Cymbalta/duloxetine?

Have been on Cymbalta 60mg 2xd about 7 yrs. started tapering off early Dec. 2016. Dr. Advised 60mg 1xd for 8 wks. Then 30mg for 8 wks, back to 30mg 2xd for a week if withdrawal symptoms. Issues have been mild-moderate so far. What next? Drs dont appear to be very knowledgeable about safe tapering... read more

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