14 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a adherence rating of Never taken as prescribed

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Oct 30, 2017 (Started Dec 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After several years of taking Cymbalta I noticed some rather significant memory issues. I have no idea if the issues are related to the drug, but I've read other reviews by patients taking Cymbalta, wherein they state exactly the same problem/concerns. Very scary. I was weaned off of Cymbalta with the help of my doctor, who provided nutritional options. It was difficult for the first few months, but then I was fine. However, I recently had surgery on my foot, which left me depressed from being immobile, and in pain from the surgery. I also began to get back the fibro pain. Now I'm wondering if the pain is from the stress of the surgery on my body, or from going off of the nutritional plan (elimination diet) that my doctor had put me on. So it seems I'm going to have to start over one way or another, but am afraid of Cymbalta. Decisions, decisions...
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 25, 2013 (Started Dec 01, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 60 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

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

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was too nice, easily taken at advantage off.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling sick)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: i couldnt take it to many side affects.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: expensive with very little benefit. felt like my guts were being turned inside out

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me sicker than I can tell you. Would not suggest this med to anyone. Stopping it is just as bad. Don't start this med if you have any other options at all!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears (tinnitus)

Apr 24, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears (tinnitus)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 25, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (adrenaline rush, bladder problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: bladder problems, adrenaline rush

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (adrenaline rush, bladder problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: bladder problems, adrenaline rush

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Personally, I would not even take this medication since finding out about the side effects. As a result of taking this medication, I had a severe grand mal seizure (without warning) went unconsious, fell straight back and fell to a concrete floor. The outcome was a terrible concussion, 2 hematomas, large incision, along with constant headachs and confusion that remain today. The worst was, I fell so hard that my neck vererbrae went into the spinal canal and I needed immediate surgery to remove the 2 discs involved. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE especially if you have any type of epilepsy. You are especially pron to have sezuries. I am also adding another medcation that was just announced that a Blqck Box warning will be issued: The medication is called Reglan. I have also added this drug to my list.
Side effects: seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic)

  • 0 helpful marks
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