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

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Jun 24, 2009 (Started Dec 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxiety and frustration, panic attacks, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are a naturally nervous or anxious person, then you do not want to be on this medicine. It is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor along with a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor. Norepinephrine actually causes muscles to tense up, it causes you to go into fight, flight or frieght. It's great for someone who runs miles because it give you adrenylin to keep the running going. However if you are typically nervous and anxious, it will put you out of balance and cause you panic and anxiety as described above. You are better off with an antidepressant that is a only a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor, like prozac, paxil, and many others. This medication will work amazingly well for people who are not anxious.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxiety and frustration, sweating increased, panic attacks

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Jun 18, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really does seem to help with pain and I feel a little less unhappy
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 22, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After having achilles surgery in Feb. 08, I developed eschemic colitis a few weeks later, then 2 mo. later DVT from groin to knee. I became terribly depressed with suicidal thoughts over all my health issues and was successfully switched to Zoloft.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: depression with suicidal thoughts

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May 15, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, difficulty with orgasm, sedation, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start with 30 mg dosage as long as it works for you and is no longer making you sick. Only bump the dosage up if the 30 mg is no longer working for you, no matter what your dr says. Take it with food to avoid sick stomach. This side effect will go away with time. I take mine in the am and at lunch time so that it doesn't make it even harder to sleep.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sedation, sweating increased, difficulty with orgasm, nausea

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Aug 27, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2006 (Started Apr 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was originally given to me as an anti-depressent that is supposed to help with pain. I am not aware of any negative side effects. While I am still always in pain, I can only assume, it would be alot worse without the Cymbalta. The unexpected benefit came as a result of my dosage being doubled for Fibro. Given a number of constant and occasionally overwhelming pressures I am living with, I find it remarkable I haven't gone into any deep depressions and I believe it due to the additional dosage
Cost: < $25 monthly

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