26 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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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

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

Dec 10, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain when double dose only Didn't work at single dose 30 mg start dose changed to 60 mg quickly then to 120mg
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't really remember why i stopped cymbalt. since can only remember yesterday and thats not guarantee.

  • 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

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (racing thoughts, intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: This drug nearly ruined my life. This drug took every ounce " of what little I already had" of energy, zest and motivation and stole them away for the duration I was treated with this horror drug. It drug shifted my sleeping patterns so out of whack it took me four months to get somewhat straightened out. My mind was clouded, my perception was blurred and I was falling into self pity. This drug affected me like no other drug ever has. I shutter at the though of it. I was treated for 6 months with this, at which time I tired to stop, but the withdrawal symptoms were to strong. I was weaned of this druf for a period of 4 weeks. I will never look back.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 14, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for take 60 mg ER capsule in morning & 30 mg ER Capsule in evening)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The treatment provided the same as my previous treatment (going back to) but the cost even with health insurance was $156/mo.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jul 8, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for take 60 mg ER capsule in morning & 30 mg ER Capsule in evening)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I need to take this prescription with something to eat. Sometimes I am not able to eat at the time I need to take it. Which makes me unable to take the medication.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink lots of fluids and try to eat little and often to combat the nausea.
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 23, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in legs, feet and ankles, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes, swelling in legs, feet and ankles

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in legs, feet and ankles, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still felt depress... NO sexual desire
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes, swelling in legs, feet and ankles

  • 0 helpful marks
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