15 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a adherence rating of Never taken as prescribed

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Dec 10, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Personally, I would not even take this medication since finding out about the side effects. As a result of taking this medication, I had a severe grand mal seizure (without warning) went unconsious, fell straight back and fell to a concrete floor. The outcome was a terrible concussion, 2 hematomas, large incision, along with constant headachs and confusion that remain today. The worst was, I fell so hard that my neck vererbrae went into the spinal canal and I needed immediate surgery to remove the 2 discs involved. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE especially if you have any type of epilepsy. You are especially pron to have sezuries. I am also adding another medcation that was just announced that a Blqck Box warning will be issued: The medication is called Reglan. I have also added this drug to my list.
Side effects: seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic)

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta worked great for me but my body got used to it so it wasn't working as well. I decided instead of upping the dosage again that I would try a different med.
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), feel flat

Oct 26, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido), feel flat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It also helps with pain.
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), feel flat

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jun 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this because it didn't help the pain and I was going for surgery and got off all medication.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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May 11, 2009 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, dizziness, sedation, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Made me HORRIBLY sick. In bed for two days feelling like I had a massive hangover. Only took one dose. All of the antidepressant drugs have done this to me, which is unfortunate because I never get t o take them long enough to see if they may actually work.
Side effects: brain fog, sedation, nausea, dizziness, nausea, dizziness

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Jul 22, 2006 (Started Jun 22, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta did not agree with me at all. I had severe nausea and stomach pain the entire time I was on it. It was not for me.
Side effects: nausea, stomach pain

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