317 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

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Oct 22, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 25, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Jan 26, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decided that the fuzzy head feeling from it might not be worth the benefit. I will go off for a few weeks and see if it was making a big emough difference in my pain in hands to warrant going back on.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Jan 12, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am weaning off this drug as it doesn't seem to be helping alot
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Dec 4, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Oct 29, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

Sep 23, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For depression (which occured years before FMS or CFS), it took me several different depression meds to find out one that helped or didn't cause undesirably side effects. Cymbalta works for me. Don't give up if the firstbtwo or three don't work.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 9, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

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

Jun 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a high drug tolerancy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 28, 2016 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 5, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 10, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 2, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was necessary adapt the time when to use. First at night I feeld me bad. But after change to take at morning I had feel better.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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