37 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 30, 2012 (Started Apr 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Attempted Suicide while on treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2012 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta combined with Celebrex and gabapentin seem to keep my pain in a tolerable 3-4 on a 10 point scale. As I get older I am feeling more pain and I see physical medicine Dr. tomorrow.. will discuss options as to what is available if I {wear out} current medications. I've been on current meds for over 5 years and efficacy is decreasing. I pay $50.every three months since I turned 65.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2010 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my full daily dose in the morning, I find that cymbalta in combination with fluoxetine has helped me deal with chronic depression and helps somewhat with brain fog of fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue. I still stress over some things, family & finances mostly and stressors can override my medications at times. I think cymbalta does help reduce some nerve pain and that is a definite impact. I have been diagnosed with neuropathy and radiculopathy and I think cymbalta helps with some of the symptoms from this.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness

Aug 16, 2010 (Started Oct 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta did exactly what it was meant to, it allowed me to function during a really black time. It dose increase the need for sleep and PwMS don't really need this added burden but it was worth putting up with. Also caused severe dry mouth but that was worth putting up with
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works very well for pain but not covered by provincial drug plan - can no longer afford it
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: keep talking to doctor to find correct dose that works for you. I started at 30, went up to 90 and then stablized at 60.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug was not on the preferred drug list for my insurance, so even though I have a high deductible plan, I was informed that I would need to pay the full amount for this drug even once my deductible was met.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: caregiver puts all my meds in med. daily holders and feeds them to me w/ pudding to help them go down
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sexual dysfunction

  • 0 helpful marks
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