11 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'Depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 26, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I saw my phychiatrist on May 23, 2013 he told me to divide my dose and take 30mg in the morning and 60mg with my night-time medicine. This is supposed to help my fatigue. I still have not felt any different. I am exhausted all the time and I do not think it is from the pain meds that I take. I was tired before I started taking those meds. I have lost my spark!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think that Cymbalta has totally erased my sex drive. I do not experience drowsiness with Cymbalta. Drug companies have programs to help pay for the Cymbalta.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I take quite a high dose of the Cymbalta and I have to help it out with Abilify so I am not sure exactly how good the Cymbalta really is. It has been approved by the FDA to help with FM pain so it was a good choice that my doctor had made years before the FDA made the announcement. I still feel like I am on the edge of my seat alot of the time and I also take Visteril when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: It probably is working and I don't even know it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
57 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Nov 9, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Aspirin with Cymbalta gave me nose bleeds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Sep 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am currently waning off of it and have started experiencing the physical symptoms of burry vision in the morning, dizziness, nausea, and headaches throughout the day. It has been easier to wane off of than Pristiq, but I hope these symptoms pass soon.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Fekona
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Fekona
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F35y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Side effects: Dizziness (vertigo)

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RickS
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RickS
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:69y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Nikkisotired
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Nikkisotired
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 1, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When i first started taking Cymbalta it seemed to help with the pain and make me feel a little better all the way around! But the reason i stopped taking it was cuz i couldent tell if it was even making a diffrence anymore! I didnt feel any diff when i stopped taking it!! But the withdrawls were terrible and i even lower my dose gradually! I am glad i stopped taking it cuz the side effects went away n it wasnt helping anymore anyway!! Side effects i had were wieght gain 60lbs, sweating bad, no sex drive, and i craved sweets bad!! they were bareable when i thought it was helping but so much better now and I have lost 30lbs in 4 month since i stopped YAY:) n no more sweating or sweet cravings at all!!! I would recomend to try it cuz everyone is diff n it has worked great for alot of people!!
Side effects: Weight gain, Craving sweets sugar, Sweating excessive

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bkplus3
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bkplus3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 2, 2010 (Started Sep 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Nov 18, 2009 (Started Sep 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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chriscoxrox
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chriscoxrox
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just stopped working after a while

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Smalltowngirl
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Smalltowngirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F39y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Side effects: Brain cloud, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Insomnia

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Lizspeace
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Lizspeace
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F55y
CFS:?y
FM:14y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When dosage was increased to 60mg was when it really got worse. I have stopped taking it and switched to Pristiq. Same results. Do well at 50mg, but when increased to 100mg, back came the Parkinsonism.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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