112 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a cost of < $25

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Missy180
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Missy180
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 10, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia, Headaches, Bitter taste, Daytime sleepiness, Constipation, Migraine headaches, Gas pain, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Insomnia, Headaches, Bitter taste, Daytime sleepiness, Constipation, Migraine headaches, Gas pain, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Daytime sleepiness, Constipation, Migraine headaches, Gas pain, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 2, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Severe (Daytime sleepiness, Constipation, Migraine headaches, Gas pain, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 30, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Daytime sleepiness, Constipation, Migraine headaches, Gas pain, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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Jun 20, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 22, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 9, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a high drug tolerancy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: None
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 17, 2016 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Postpartum Depression)
  • side effects
    Mild (Seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 3, 2016 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Postpartum Depression)
  • side effects
    Mild (Seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Postpartum Depression)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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missgriffith85
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missgriffith85
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F31y
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 15, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with Anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 2, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Severe (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I marked that there are negative and positive side effects with the Cymbalta. I will discuss the positive first. When I first started the Cymbalta the FDA had not yet approved it for helping fibro pain so I was just taking it to help control my mind that was bouncing all over the place, I could never settle my mind down and the Cymbalta helped with that along with sleeping medications. The negative side effect is still my lack of sex drive. It has gotten so bad that I don't even think about sex anymore. I feel so bad for my partner as he has gone nearly 2 years at one point without being intimate with me. Now my female parts are getting smaller and even trying to have sex causes me extreme pain on top of everything else. My doctor tried to get me to use some hormonal vaginal cream but it started me bleeding and I am 10 years past menopause so that was no good. I know that we should enjoy sex until the day we die and here I am not even 60 yet... I was horribly depressed by the death of my Mother-in-Law from May until September and I had to start taking Abilify again and now I am feeling a lot better. Cymbalta without Abilify doesn't seem to work very well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

May 26, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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jonesgang
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 29, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
tbabe1988
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tbabe1988
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 23, 2015 (Started Dec 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did have increased sweating when taking 90mg. I cut back to 60mg and for the past year have been great. The increased sweating has stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
CarynH
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CarynH
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Crohn's Disease 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Crohn's Disease

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Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The fibromyalgia pain and moodiness is constant and this provides some relief. I still do not sleep much.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped moodiness and depression likely from gabapentin and varied opinions and treatments
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
bassoongirl
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bassoongirl
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27
Condition: Migraine 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Migraine

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Jun 18, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Restlessness, Uncontrollable crying, Agitation, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Severely elevated anxiety levels to unmanageable levels
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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