20 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Side effects: sweating increased, weight gain

Feb 2, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Side effects: sweating increased, weight gain

Jan 20, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Side effects: sweating increased, weight gain

Dec 12, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Itmust be taken exactly as prescribed and if discotinued, taper off slowly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sweating increased, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have tried numerous other drugs...too many to list over the past 11 yrs since I started my first symptoms. Cymbalta does not really work for me, just like all the others. My main relief comes from Oxycotin.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 26, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: really do not get any relief from the drug, but continue to take - have taken Lyrica several different times and never had any relief from it either.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it seemed to work at the beginning but the past 4 months on it all I could show was anger-i was unable to cry.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was just on too many medications. This medication was prescribed to prevent migraine and help with the CNS.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, dizziness, crying for good reason, sedation, migraine headaches, seizures (absence or petit mal), brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, nausea, sedation, dizziness, crying for good reason, seizures (absence or petit mal), migraine headaches, migraine headaches

Oct 2, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, dizziness, crying for good reason, sedation, migraine headaches, seizures (absence or petit mal), brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was awful. It made me cry all the time. Cry for not good reason. People around me were going to take to the ER to have me admitted as a psyh. patient. I was even on the lowest dose. If I wasn't crying, I was having a severe migraine. It didnt help me what so ever. It made me worse. So, becareful of the "magic bean".
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, nausea, sedation, dizziness, crying for good reason, seizures (absence or petit mal), migraine headaches, migraine headaches

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, dizziness, crying for good reason, sedation, seizures (absence or petit mal), brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure and ask questions about side effects that may interfere with your current medications. That it makes you sleepy most of the morning hours. It makes it harder to do anything for me to do anything in the morning. I have a hard having appointments in the mornings. It is NOT covered by medicad. My dr. gives me samples
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, nausea, sedation, dizziness, crying for good reason, seizures (absence or petit mal), migraine headaches, migraine headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Oct 23, 2009 (Started May 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 16, 2009 (Started May 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta is kind of a pain in the rear. It works great, but insurance companies don't like to approve it for fibromyalgia. Also, the withdrawal symptoms if you don't take it on time increase the longer between doses, and they're really disruptive. Since my doctors and insurance can't seem to agree on who should prescribe it, I've gone through this several times. However, it does work wonders for me. When I'm on it, I can function much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2009 (Started May 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 23, 2008 (Started May 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2009 (Started Jan 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (daytime sleepiness, feel flat, anorexia (appetite loss))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: feel flat, daytime sleepiness, anorexia (appetite loss)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug was administered to me inpatient at the local mental hospital which lies in a local hospital. I can't really tell if I actually got worse. I could not cry even though I was severely depressed. I could not tell anyone what was going through in my head so my husband watched me become a self destructive shell even though I knew that my depression was very deep. I'm not sure when I finally decided that suicide could be a good idea.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This Cymbalta had about as much effect for me as eating a tic tac. It did absolutely nothing. I am amazed that anyone ever feels any relief of any kind using this. This was supposed to be for depressed people who also experience pain. The only thing that works for my pain was actual pain medication.

  • 0 helpful marks
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