44 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Mar 30, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 10, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 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

Oct 31, 2012 (Started Aug 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (serotonin syndrome, swelling of lips and tongue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: rat poison lips swollen rash serotonin syndrome if you have to stop taking you will have to dose down and don't count on doctor office to be of help side effects coming off are terrible to your mind and pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really sure if it really helped but I did notice an increase in migraines, lower sex drive and, since stopping, drive is back after a week! Not noticing depression or pain level getting worse. will know better later I think.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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