39 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

Lady_Mischief
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Lady_Mischief
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F30y
CFS:8y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 7, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sexual dysfunction

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Mama's Moonshine
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Mama's Moonshine
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 47
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Aug 27, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DO NOT STOP THIS MEDICINE WITHOUT WEENING DOWN S L O W L Y!!! over a couple of months. it can be wicked!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Imsugarbear
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Imsugarbear
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Aug 24, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started Lyrica last year, but it made me gain weight 30lbs. I stop taking it, then I was put on Savella after a couple of days, I noticed how much it made me sweat and I already sweat due to living in Fl. So I decided to go back on the Lyrica, but I find I also need Cymbalta for anxiety it helps with the Lyrica and they don't want you to take it with the savella..
Cost: < $25 monthly

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poshbird
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poshbird
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:2y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the nausea is slowly improving, as long as i take it in the evening and eat a small snack after taking it. i am getting very tired but hoping it will pass soon
Side effects: Nausea

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: at the moment i am taking the cymbalta in the evening so that hopefully the nausea will not take control of my whole day.
Side effects: Nausea

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dsseak
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dsseak
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F46y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 7, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Serotonin syndrome on 60mg
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm in so much pain and my fatigue is really bad. Would it be worse without Cymbalta? I have no idea. I started out on Pristiq and felt better emotionally. We upped the Cymbalta to 90mg and noticed no difference so backed it down to 60mg again.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to cut back on my dosage to 60mg because I was tired all the time. It helps my anxiety as well as the pain. Or maybe it doesn't help the pain at all, I don't know, but it does help the anxiety. I couldn't figure out how to change my dosage at the top of the page.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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shelob37
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shelob37
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 25
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started May 27, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has greatly improved my quality of life. Before I started taking it I could barely walk around my own house and I was always in a daze. Now I can walk again, and function more like I did before I started experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia. As an added benefit, I'm not as socially awkward as I've always been.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry throat, Dry mouth (xerostomia)

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jmurtha
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jmurtha
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F39y
FM:5y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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theoriginalmattyc
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Phyllis1954
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Phyllis1954
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Know side effects, if experiencing them, be firm with your doctor. Many doctors do not know this drug well. Many doctors do not know signs/symptoms of withdrawal syndrome as well.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Orthostatic Postural Hypotension

Jan 11, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first working well, not having a lot of side effects, mainly orthostatic hypotention...Not sure this was due to med, but dialing the doseage down to see if it helps.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Orthostatic Postural Hypotension

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racegrrl714
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racegrrl714
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F35y
CFS:?y
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 30, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Brain zaps, Insomnia, Sweating increased

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Brain zaps, Insomnia, Sweating increased

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Brain zaps, Insomnia, Sweating increased

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