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

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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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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

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Aug 27, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DO NOT STOP THIS MEDICINE WITHOUT WEENING DOWN S L O W L Y!!! over a couple of months. it can be wicked!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 24, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started Lyrica last year, but it made me gain weight 30lbs. I stop taking it, then I was put on Savella after a couple of days, I noticed how much it made me sweat and I already sweat due to living in Fl. So I decided to go back on the Lyrica, but I find I also need Cymbalta for anxiety it helps with the Lyrica and they don't want you to take it with the savella..
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the nausea is slowly improving, as long as i take it in the evening and eat a small snack after taking it. i am getting very tired but hoping it will pass soon
Side effects: Nausea

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: at the moment i am taking the cymbalta in the evening so that hopefully the nausea will not take control of my whole day.
Side effects: Nausea

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Jul 7, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Serotonin syndrome on 60mg
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm in so much pain and my fatigue is really bad. Would it be worse without Cymbalta? I have no idea. I started out on Pristiq and felt better emotionally. We upped the Cymbalta to 90mg and noticed no difference so backed it down to 60mg again.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to cut back on my dosage to 60mg because I was tired all the time. It helps my anxiety as well as the pain. Or maybe it doesn't help the pain at all, I don't know, but it does help the anxiety. I couldn't figure out how to change my dosage at the top of the page.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started May 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry throat, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has greatly improved my quality of life. Before I started taking it I could barely walk around my own house and I was always in a daze. Now I can walk again, and function more like I did before I started experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia. As an added benefit, I'm not as socially awkward as I've always been.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry throat, Dry mouth

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Apr 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

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

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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: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Orthostatic Postural Hypotension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Know side effects, if experiencing them, be firm with your doctor. Many doctors do not know this drug well. Many doctors do not know signs/symptoms of withdrawal syndrome as well.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Orthostatic Postural Hypotension

Jan 11, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Orthostatic Postural Hypotension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first working well, not having a lot of side effects, mainly orthostatic hypotention...Not sure this was due to med, but dialing the doseage down to see if it helps.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Orthostatic Postural Hypotension

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