52 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Mar 1, 2017 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness, bitter taste, insomnia, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness, bitter taste, insomnia, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness, bitter taste, insomnia, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 2, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 30, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches, constipation, nausea, gas pain, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 20, 2016 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle and joint pain, muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is habit forming and it’s withdrawal effects took nearly SEVEN MONTHS to wear off! Be careful when you are prescribed this medication..
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

Jan 19, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 24, 2013 (Started Feb 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 28, 2013 (Started Sep 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood, tiredness, fuzzy thinking, grogginess, weepy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I felt Crappy before Cymbalta, and I feel evan worse from it! Now I not only have all the pain and uncomfortably symptoms, but my brain is also working so much slower! My choice to use Cymbalta was a Disparate attempt to regain evan a tiny bit of function and semblance of normalcy. It has been proving to be very LONG road to get back from the assault it had on my body, and it's almost ALL I can do to stay on the positive side of it. This was a BAD LESSON for me, and another GREAT Blow to my hope for healing! I suspect Seritonin Syndrome!

Nov 20, 2012 (Started Sep 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, tiredness, fuzzy thinking, grogginess, weepy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was given a 60 mg cap which I open and muscle test. I get a Very clear amount every time, which seems to give me 3 days per capsule. =20mgs

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2013 (Started Nov 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsy in morning, ejaculation dysfunction, cramps in legs, decreased sex drive (libido), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started to reduce dosage to half, in order to stop in 10days. I prefer my moderate depression to any of the side effects Some side effects were severe, mainly the cramps I was startled by noting that I had serious malaise when I took Zaldiar (Tramadol) for pain in SOS Then I read safety warnings not to combine Cymbalta with Tramadol. I had chest pain and heart runs, for example

Nov 16, 2012 (Started Nov 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsy in morning, decreased sex drive (libido), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2012 (Started May 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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