8 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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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

Dec 10, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • 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

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

Mar 19, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been constantly hungry and binge-eating carbs and sugars which I have never done before! (I already ate too many carbs/sugars, didn't need this to be worse!)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bad dreams, feeling strange)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta caused vivid horrible nightmares.
Cost: $25-49 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

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

Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This Cymbalta had about as much effect for me as eating a tic tac. It did absolutely nothing. I am amazed that anyone ever feels any relief of any kind using this. This was supposed to be for depressed people who also experience pain. The only thing that works for my pain was actual pain medication.

  • 0 helpful marks
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