21 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I didn't think Cymbalta helped my pain, so I weaned off of it.  I couldn't believe how much worse my pain was without Cymbalta, so I went back to taking it daily.  I am not sure that it's the best treatment for my depression though!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 5, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neurotic excoriation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (appetite change)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 11, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (appetite change)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2012 (Started May 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Jan 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2011 (Started Oct 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: expensive medication but works as advertised. Not able to take regularly due to cost.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Too expensive ($160 per month); not very effective for me.
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am tapering off of Cymbalta...have taken it since Oct 21, 2010 with essentially no real improvement in my fibro; some improvement in mood. I am on Zoloft now for depression/anxiety and will continue it. Cymbalta is not worth the price of $160 per month for little to no improvement in symptoms. I am very disappointed.
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have been on the Cymbalta for a month now with only slight improvement in mood; essentially no change in pain. PCP had given me script for Zoloft to add if no real improvement...started it Friday. I have been getting samples; but, if I fill a script for Cymbalta it will cost $160 for 30 capsules-we can't manage that, especially with little response to it.
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took 30 mg for the first seven days and then increased to 60mg as directed. The first three days, I had a major headache that nothing seemed to relieve; it has resolved. Since increasing the dosage, I have had increased fatigue and extreme daytime sleepiness--today I going to take my dose in the evening instead of the morning.
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive sweating

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 28, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was told to take at bedtime, but left me restless and wakeful, so I take it during the morning hours now. Was lucky enough to be given samples as I have no ins coverage for this and there's no generic.
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

Sep 17, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this at night to help with fibro and sciatic pain at night. I didn't sleep well, was wakeful, but did help pain. I've started taking it in the morning, and it helps the pain and I don't want to sleep as much during the day now. It has helped with pain and depression. I was given a huge bag of samples to last til next appt. Don't know the cost, but do know my ins won't cover it!
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

  • 1 helpful mark
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