20 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Oct 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 25, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For depression (which occured years before FMS or CFS), it took me several different depression meds to find out one that helped or didn't cause undesirably side effects. Cymbalta works for me. Don't give up if the firstbtwo or three don't work.

  • 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

Nov 15, 2013 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily

Aug 19, 2012 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking it w/out Dr.'s input to see if it was the cause of my excessive daytime sleepiness. I can now last about 3 hours awake before I start getting tired; I don't think it was the Cymbalta. Other med changes might have helped give me the extra 3 hours; too little, too late.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I miss the dose in the a.m., I can't take it later, or it will keep me up all night, which I certainly don't want or need. I guess it's worth all the worry of side effect, per doctor recommendation.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2012 (Started May 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (water retention)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2012 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta combined with Celebrex and gabapentin seem to keep my pain in a tolerable 3-4 on a 10 point scale. As I get older I am feeling more pain and I see physical medicine Dr. tomorrow.. will discuss options as to what is available if I {wear out} current medications. I've been on current meds for over 5 years and efficacy is decreasing. I pay $50.every three months since I turned 65.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2010 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Sep 25, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my full daily dose in the morning, I find that cymbalta in combination with fluoxetine has helped me deal with chronic depression and helps somewhat with brain fog of fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue. I still stress over some things, family & finances mostly and stressors can override my medications at times. I think cymbalta does help reduce some nerve pain and that is a definite impact. I have been diagnosed with neuropathy and radiculopathy and I think cymbalta helps with some of the symptoms from this.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2012 (Started Dec 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: seems to be causing a rash
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2011 (Started Feb 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication seemed to have a bad reaction to another medication (methadone) that I was taking. My heart seemed to be skipping beats and my pressure and heart rate increased so it was stopped immediately.

  • 0 helpful marks
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