Finally started on Cymbalta 30mg a year ago for anxiety. The anxiety caused me severe nausea and in turn, loss of weight as I couldn’t keep food down. The drug took effect immediately as my condition settled within a day. I did go off it once, but felt crook within a few days. I am afraid to stop taking it and happy to continue, but just wondered about long term?
Is taking Cymbalta long term, i.e. years OK?
Question posted by madillon on 16 Aug 2022
Last updated on 16 August 2022 by WildcatVet
According to NAMI... National Alliance on Mental Illness... it is:
"Are There Any Risks For Taking Duloxetine For Long Periods Of Time?
To date, there are no known problems associated with long term use of duloxetine. It is a safe and effective medication when used as directed."
Some people with concurrent illnesses like liver or kidney disease, diabetes, glaucoma, etc. may need to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risk.
PS, I'm glad it's working so well for you. If you ever decide to stop taking it get an okay and tapering dose schedule from your doctor.
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