21 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jul 24, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A couple of months ago doctor Gregory added flu achsa teen and decreased duloxetine to 60 milligrams at HS.

Jul 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just take as directed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2017 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

Nov 2, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 26, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Potential unexpected benefits: improved incontinence Be VERY careful and take your time weening yourself off, after discussing with dr, of course! Cost kept increasing so I was considering going off of it. Finally, I was losing my insurance and I definitely could not afford to keep taking it! I thought it wasn't helping anymore but, after getting off of it, it appears it was helping after all, unless it is a coincidence that my health plummeted since!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 5, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (SSRI discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only get migraines from Cymbalta when I do not take it on time, so as long as you take it on time you should be fine. I've tried other medications for fibromyalgia pain & this one works the best with the least side effects.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2011 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive sweating, muscle twitching (fasciculations), muscle twitching (fasciculations) in hand)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start a special savings account as this drug is not cheap or even reasonably priced.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (high blood pressure (hypertension), frequent vertigo with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think this medication works even better than Savella as I have noticed a much higher quality of life and more energy than with Savella. It still rases my blood pressure, so I take Atenolol and Vasotec, but it's controllable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (whole body muscle twitching (fasciculations), abnormal urine smell, sweating increased, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug has been the most effective for my Fibro when taken in combination of Lyrica or Neurotin
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, whole body muscle twitching (fasciculations), sweating increased, abnormal urine smell

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I participated in one of the drug studies for cymbalta through UCLA. I knew within 3 days that I was on the drug and not the placebo. The dosage was increased after 6 months on the study and I have continued with that dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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