36 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weird or strange dreams, Sweating increased, Hot flashes, Weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: Sweating increased, Weight loss, Weird or strange dreams, Hot flashes

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weird or strange dreams, Sweating increased, Hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: Sweating increased, Weight loss, Weird or strange dreams, Hot flashes

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Sedation, Difficulty with orgasm, Nausea)
  • 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

Jun 30, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Check your liver enzymes periodically.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cannot take antidepressants, makes my mania worse with the bipolar

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Each med works differently for each individual. Cymbalta just wasn't right for me. I also tried Lyrica before settling on Savella.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2007 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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