317 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

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Feb 15, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for Fibromyalgia and it is an SSRI so it lifts you mood a bit after you take it for an extended period of time.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with Anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 8, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not skip doses. If you go more than 2 or 3 days you will start feeling like you have the flu.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 12, 2015 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hopefully this medication will help some people with Fibromyalgia however it does not seem to help me at all.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 2, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I marked that there are negative and positive side effects with the Cymbalta. I will discuss the positive first. When I first started the Cymbalta the FDA had not yet approved it for helping fibro pain so I was just taking it to help control my mind that was bouncing all over the place, I could never settle my mind down and the Cymbalta helped with that along with sleeping medications. The negative side effect is still my lack of sex drive. It has gotten so bad that I don't even think about sex anymore. I feel so bad for my partner as he has gone nearly 2 years at one point without being intimate with me. Now my female parts are getting smaller and even trying to have sex causes me extreme pain on top of everything else. My doctor tried to get me to use some hormonal vaginal cream but it started me bleeding and I am 10 years past menopause so that was no good. I know that we should enjoy sex until the day we die and here I am not even 60 yet... I was horribly depressed by the death of my Mother-in-Law from May until September and I had to start taking Abilify again and now I am feeling a lot better. Cymbalta without Abilify doesn't seem to work very well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

May 26, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I saw my phychiatrist on May 23, 2013 he told me to divide my dose and take 30mg in the morning and 60mg with my night-time medicine. This is supposed to help my fatigue. I still have not felt any different. I am exhausted all the time and I do not think it is from the pain meds that I take. I was tired before I started taking those meds. I have lost my spark!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think that Cymbalta has totally erased my sex drive. I do not experience drowsiness with Cymbalta. Drug companies have programs to help pay for the Cymbalta.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take quite a high dose of the Cymbalta and I have to help it out with Abilify so I am not sure exactly how good the Cymbalta really is. It has been approved by the FDA to help with FM pain so it was a good choice that my doctor had made years before the FDA made the announcement. I still feel like I am on the edge of my seat alot of the time and I also take Visteril when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It probably is working and I don't even know it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 23, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for increased anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Give it time to get in your system

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 29, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 23, 2015 (Started Dec 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did have increased sweating when taking 90mg. I cut back to 60mg and for the past year have been great. The increased sweating has stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The fibromyalgia pain and moodiness is constant and this provides some relief. I still do not sleep much.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped moodiness and depression likely from gabapentin and varied opinions and treatments
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 10, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 18, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (uncontrollable crying, restlessness (akathisia), generalized anxiety disorder, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Severely elevated anxiety levels to unmanageable levels
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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