312 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

peapod76
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peapod76
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F39y
FM:17y Dx
CFS:9y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 18, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it was great in helping reduce my pain levels. it was only when my insurance stopped coverage, that i had to switch to a different combo, discovering that it wasnt helping my depression/mood levels as much as i needed. so if you have major depression and fibro, i would suggest speaking with your dr about additional meds if your depression is still a struggle, but pain levels are much better.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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lovemypaintmare
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lovemypaintmare
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F46y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 14, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Sweating increased, Brain cloud, Sedation, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Dizziness, Nausea, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Brain cloud, Sedation, Sweating increased, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Insomnia, Nausea, Dizziness

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young-and-poz
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young-and-poz
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
573
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Jul 29, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Mania)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mania, Sex drive (libido) decreased

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Apr 22, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Mania)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do *not* stop taking this drug without consulting your physician--make sure to refill your prescription well in advance. The only really negative effects I've experienced from Cymbalta have been severe headaches, body-aches, and extreme negative emotions when I've run out before; the effects are usually the worst about 48 hours after my last dose.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Mania, Sex drive (libido) decreased

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Ruminari
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Ruminari
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F30y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Weird or strange dreams, Sweating increased, Hot flashes, Weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: Sweating increased, Weight loss, Weird or strange dreams, Hot flashes

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Weird or strange dreams, Sweating increased, Hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: Sweating increased, Weight loss, Weird or strange dreams, Hot flashes

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Oconee
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Oconee
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 67
Condition: 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: n

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Jul 24, 2009 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't give up too soon.

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presnip12
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presnip12
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F63y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Overwhelming emotions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: normally I'm a pretty calm person but on Cymbalta I felt emotionally out of control. It wasn't for me. Also, Savella drove my blood pressure sky high. Now, I'm not on anything on the market specifically for Fibro.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Overwhelming emotions

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messengergirl
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messengergirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
FM:9y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I quit taking Cymbalta because emotionally I became "numb". I couldn't feel either joy or sadness. I would have rather been depressed than feel like that. It did help the pain though, but that did not outweigh the bad effect.

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M51y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2009 (Started Feb 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sweating increased, Sex drive (libido) decreased

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briguy4u8
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briguy4u8
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
40 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jun 24, 2009 (Started Dec 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Sweating increased, Panic attacks, Anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are a naturally nervous or anxious person, then you do not want to be on this medicine. It is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor along with a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor. Norepinephrine actually causes muscles to tense up, it causes you to go into fight, flight or frieght. It's great for someone who runs miles because it give you adrenylin to keep the running going. However if you are typically nervous and anxious, it will put you out of balance and cause you panic and anxiety as described above. You are better off with an antidepressant that is a only a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor, like prozac, paxil, and many others. This medication will work amazingly well for people who are not anxious.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Anxiety and frustration, Sweating increased, Panic attacks

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rooster
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rooster
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
56 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 24, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Brain cloud, Feel flat, Sedation, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Maybe it works better for some people but I have had to keep getting my dose increased each month.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sweating increased, Sedation, Insomnia, Brain cloud, Feel flat

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