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

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Oct 30, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido), brain shocks, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: brain shocks, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido), insomnia, sweating increased

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido), sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Side effects: brain shocks, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido), insomnia, sweating increased

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: brain shocks, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido), insomnia, sweating increased

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 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

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: 20 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 2, 2009 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, decreased sex drive (libido), brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: brain fog, decreased sex drive (libido), insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Feb 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: when I first started, i was hurting real bad.. Then after awhile of taking the med they increased the dosage and it seems like its holding for now. Ever now and then, i have pain, especially when it starts to get cold outside or under an air conditioner... I can't stand to get cold. I have been able to do alittle bit more on some days but on others i just can't do nothing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2007 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on this treatment before and weened off of it thinking I was OK to quit. My pain was unbareable and I had gotten so much relief from the Cymbalta that I forgot how much pain I was in without it. I was taking 12+ Extra strength Tylenol a day to try and manage the pain. Now I am taking Cymbalta again and my children don't hear me say "I hurt" anymore. I'm mostly uncomfortable and the pain is barely there.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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