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

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Jan 22, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this medication in the morning instead of at night. After a day or two, I started having strange and weird dreams. They were vivid and scary at times. I would find myself falling out of bed. I fell out of bed several nights that week. I finally got tired of doing that and returned back to taking it at night. The bad dreams stopped and so did the falling out of bed.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 15, 2011 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, overstimulated)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dont take it, its hs terrible withdrawl symptoms and is difficult to get off..............

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Feb 19, 2011 (Started Feb 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seems to be helping with muscle pain
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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

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Dec 31, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recommend Cymbalta to a lot of my patients for Depression and FMS. BUT when I took it for FMS I gained 15 pounds in 1 month (which is fairly unusual - most of my patients lose 10 pounds the first month!). So, I quit and have lost almost all of the weight (5 more to go!)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Oct 28, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was told to take at bedtime, but left me restless and wakeful, so I take it during the morning hours now. Was lucky enough to be given samples as I have no ins coverage for this and there's no generic.
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

Sep 17, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this at night to help with fibro and sciatic pain at night. I didn't sleep well, was wakeful, but did help pain. I've started taking it in the morning, and it helps the pain and I don't want to sleep as much during the day now. It has helped with pain and depression. I was given a huge bag of samples to last til next appt. Don't know the cost, but do know my ins won't cover it!
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: so far the only medication that has made a difference in pain management. side effects for me are not horrible compared to other medications that my system could not tolerate worth trying in my opinion

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 14, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for take 60 mg ER capsule in morning & 30 mg ER Capsule in evening)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The treatment provided the same as my previous treatment (going back to) but the cost even with health insurance was $156/mo.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jul 8, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for take 60 mg ER capsule in morning & 30 mg ER Capsule in evening)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I need to take this prescription with something to eat. Sometimes I am not able to eat at the time I need to take it. Which makes me unable to take the medication.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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