305 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

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:F62y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M51y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:6y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2009 (Started Feb 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
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: Not specified 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
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Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 24, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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 monthly
Side effects: Sweating increased, Sedation, Insomnia, Brain cloud, Feel flat

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Ithurts
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Ithurts
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F69y
FM:7y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 23, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It work for me that's it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sekhmet
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Sekhmet
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
CFS:8y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 21, 2009 (Started May 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Cause serious weight gain - at least 10 pounds over a 6 week period - and did not help my symptoms.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite

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ida
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ida
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jun 18, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really does seem to help with pain and I feel a little less unhappy
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Kpain
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Kpain
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
FM:16y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 31, 2009 (Started Apr 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel like it does help me with my depression along with my other anti-depressants
Side effects: Brain cloud, Dizziness

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tharpa
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tharpa
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
53 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 29, 2009 (Started May 29, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Difficulty with orgasm

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