36 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a side effects rating of Moderate

CarynH
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CarynH
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Crohn's Disease 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Crohn's Disease

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Nov 22, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped moodiness and depression likely from gabapentin and varied opinions and treatments
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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mardijuel
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 10, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain when double dose only Didn't work at single dose 30 mg start dose changed to 60 mg quickly then to 120mg
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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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

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missgriffith85
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missgriffith85
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: some
Description:F29y
FM:4y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for Fibromyalgia and it is an SSRI so it lifts you mood a bit after you take it for an extended period of time.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with Anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 52
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta caused vivid horrible nightmares.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Flowermama
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Flowermama
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F45y
FM:8y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 14, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really sure if it really helped but I did notice an increase in migraines, lower sex drive and, since stopping, drive is back after a week! Not noticing depression or pain level getting worse. will know better later I think.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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tuufulhundin
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tuufulhundin
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F51y
FM:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 15, 2011 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dont take it, its hs terrible withdrawl symptoms and is difficult to get off..............

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fibro18
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fibro18
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:67y
FM:21y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 14, 2011 (Started May 06, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta: The nausea it causes isn't worth it, I know I can take Wellbutrin, Lexapro, without the side effects. I always have underlying anxiety. But the doctor that was assigned to tell me his plan for me or listen, he has added to my anxiety. This is not good with everything else. I can see trying to heal my digestive system but I can't eat hardly anything anyway. So I'm trying to find things that I can eat.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Frequent nausea

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foxmafia
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foxmafia
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F31y
FM:4y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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StarSapphire
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StarSapphire
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F57y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 9, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Too expensive ($160 per month); not very effective for me.
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am tapering off of Cymbalta...have taken it since Oct 21, 2010 with essentially no real improvement in my fibro; some improvement in mood. I am on Zoloft now for depression/anxiety and will continue it. Cymbalta is not worth the price of $160 per month for little to no improvement in symptoms. I am very disappointed.
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have been on the Cymbalta for a month now with only slight improvement in mood; essentially no change in pain. PCP had given me script for Zoloft to add if no real improvement...started it Friday. I have been getting samples; but, if I fill a script for Cymbalta it will cost $160 for 30 capsules-we can't manage that, especially with little response to it.
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took 30 mg for the first seven days and then increased to 60mg as directed. The first three days, I had a major headache that nothing seemed to relieve; it has resolved. Since increasing the dosage, I have had increased fatigue and extreme daytime sleepiness--today I going to take my dose in the evening instead of the morning.
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Sweating excessive

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