299 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

eman
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eman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 18, 2010 (Started May 18, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No biggie. Easy. worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark
Txredhead
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Txredhead
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F52y
FM:23y Dx
CFS:26y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta was a like a miracle drug for me when I first started taking it. I can tell if I have forgotten to take it or haven't refilled my script. I highly recommend it for treatment of Fibromyalgia. I still experience some depression, but that is probably normal for someone living in chronic pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Dry throat

  • 1 helpful mark
Babystars
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Babystars
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe this med was great for me..in order to manage other symptoms as well i was taken off this med and put on another to see if other symptoms were helped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as prescribed and it helps the pain.If you stop taking it for a couple of days you will definitly feel the difference!!So keep taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Simply Complicated
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Simply Complicated
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 28, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was told to take at bedtime, but left me restless and wakeful, so I take it during the morning hours now. Was lucky enough to be given samples as I have no ins coverage for this and there's no generic.
Side effects: Difficulty sleeping through night, Wakefulness

Sep 17, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this at night to help with fibro and sciatic pain at night. I didn't sleep well, was wakeful, but did help pain. I've started taking it in the morning, and it helps the pain and I don't want to sleep as much during the day now. It has helped with pain and depression. I was given a huge bag of samples to last til next appt. Don't know the cost, but do know my ins won't cover it!
Side effects: Difficulty sleeping through night, Wakefulness

  • 1 helpful mark
rainydaygirl
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rainydaygirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: None
Stickman: all
Description:F70y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:25y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For depression (which occured years before FMS or CFS), it took me several different depression meds to find out one that helped or didn't cause undesirably side effects. Cymbalta works for me. Don't give up if the firstbtwo or three don't work.

  • 1 helpful mark
zoomer
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zoomer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
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Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 5, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta's efficacy has not decreased. Still keeps depression minimal and the added benefit is that my physical aching and pain of unknown origin has diminished with Cymbalta.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I may be singing the praises of Cymbalta but it has been good to me. Four years now I have had my depression under control/ Breakthrough symptoms of minor depression, a few moderate episodes (short-lived). I stopped Cymbalta in Aug. and experienced withdrawel syndrom effects SEVERE. (was trying Pristiq) Went back on Cymbalta three months later and am satisfied with the efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Efficacy great even after stopping for 4 months and restarting. Did not induce manic symptoms upon starting like some antidepressents. Also, seems to help with the general physical pain(limbs ache, back and head aches...diminish when depression lifts)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am back on 120mg of Cymbalta daily. Stopped Pristiq
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 27, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: This med did lose it's efficacy after a couple years.

May 21, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has worked wonders for my depression and the physical pain that goes with that depression. Does not induce mania.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: reduced pain that accompanies depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Pill2020
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 19, 2011 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
KatB
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 21, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only get migraines from Cymbalta when I do not take it on time, so as long as you take it on time you should be fine. I've tried other medications for fibromyalgia pain & this one works the best with the least side effects.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
PrincessPain
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PrincessPain
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
FM:2y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 9, 2012 (Started Jan 07, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this med definitely helped my mood, but i had absolutely no libido, not ok when im engaged to be married in a year (not that thats ever "ok") also the side effects were so sever, with no warning from my dr, i couldn't even function. please take into consideration that even if this med works for you, the side effects when going off can be extremely sever.

  • 1 helpful mark
DazedandBewildered
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DazedandBewildered
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I have:
ME/CFS

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May 26, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Potential unexpected benefits: improved incontinence Be VERY careful and take your time weening yourself off, after discussing with dr, of course! Cost kept increasing so I was considering going off of it. Finally, I was losing my insurance and I definitely could not afford to keep taking it! I thought it wasn't helping anymore but, after getting off of it, it appears it was helping after all, unless it is a coincidence that my health plummeted since!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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