40 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Oct 22, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: If you are hesitant to take any antidepressant because of weight gain or sexual desire issues, try it first.  If it does cause that, you can always be switched to another antidepressant.  There are many, many of these different formulae available to you and your doctor and it might take a while to find the one that is right for you.  Also, internal med MDs and GPs often don't give high enough dosages to be clinically significant (studies show), so if your depression and pain aren't improving, consider a one-time or a short course of visits to a psychiatrist, because they are experts in prescriptions for mental health issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I didn't think Cymbalta helped my pain, so I weaned off of it.  I couldn't believe how much worse my pain was without Cymbalta, so I went back to taking it daily.  I am not sure that it's the best treatment for my depression though!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The fibromyalgia pain and moodiness is constant and this provides some relief. I still do not sleep much.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped moodiness and depression likely from gabapentin and varied opinions and treatments
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

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

Jun 11, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (appetite change)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 22, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 14, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find this helps, some BUT I have to take it in the evening because it makes me CRAZY nauseous in the morning. Also if I take it within 4 hours of sleeping I get horrible NIGHTMARES, like half awake/half asleep, screaming nightmares that I can't wake from. Also, I can't take more than 30mg a day or my eyes will swell! Very rare side effect, but if you take this and notice a change in your vision, call your dr asap!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 13, 2012 (Started Sep 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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