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

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe this med was great for me..in order to manage other symptoms as well i was taken off this med and put on another to see if other symptoms were helped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as prescribed and it helps the pain.If you stop taking it for a couple of days you will definitly feel the difference!!So keep taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta was a like a miracle drug for me when I first started taking it. I can tell if I have forgotten to take it or haven't refilled my script. I highly recommend it for treatment of Fibromyalgia. I still experience some depression, but that is probably normal for someone living in chronic pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, dry throat

  • 1 helpful mark

May 18, 2010 (Started May 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No biggie. Easy. worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Aug 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It help me keep focus when I'm in not much pain.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My Doctor has changed this med from Cybalta tocitalopram 40 MG (sub. for CELEXA )

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It helped with my fatigue and depression in the beginning but has stopped helping. (This is a common occurrence for people with cfids).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Aug 24, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, mania, decreased sex drive (libido), feel flat, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: feel flat, mania, sweating increased, insomnia, decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it was great in helping reduce my pain levels. it was only when my insurance stopped coverage, that i had to switch to a different combo, discovering that it wasnt helping my depression/mood levels as much as i needed. so if you have major depression and fibro, i would suggest speaking with your dr about additional meds if your depression is still a struggle, but pain levels are much better.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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