12 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'Depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Missy180
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Missy180
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 2, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I marked that there are negative and positive side effects with the Cymbalta. I will discuss the positive first. When I first started the Cymbalta the FDA had not yet approved it for helping fibro pain so I was just taking it to help control my mind that was bouncing all over the place, I could never settle my mind down and the Cymbalta helped with that along with sleeping medications. The negative side effect is still my lack of sex drive. It has gotten so bad that I don't even think about sex anymore. I feel so bad for my partner as he has gone nearly 2 years at one point without being intimate with me. Now my female parts are getting smaller and even trying to have sex causes me extreme pain on top of everything else. My doctor tried to get me to use some hormonal vaginal cream but it started me bleeding and I am 10 years past menopause so that was no good. I know that we should enjoy sex until the day we die and here I am not even 60 yet... I was horribly depressed by the death of my Mother-in-Law from May until September and I had to start taking Abilify again and now I am feeling a lot better. Cymbalta without Abilify doesn't seem to work very well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

May 26, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I saw my phychiatrist on May 23, 2013 he told me to divide my dose and take 30mg in the morning and 60mg with my night-time medicine. This is supposed to help my fatigue. I still have not felt any different. I am exhausted all the time and I do not think it is from the pain meds that I take. I was tired before I started taking those meds. I have lost my spark!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think that Cymbalta has totally erased my sex drive. I do not experience drowsiness with Cymbalta. Drug companies have programs to help pay for the Cymbalta.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take quite a high dose of the Cymbalta and I have to help it out with Abilify so I am not sure exactly how good the Cymbalta really is. It has been approved by the FDA to help with FM pain so it was a good choice that my doctor had made years before the FDA made the announcement. I still feel like I am on the edge of my seat alot of the time and I also take Visteril when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It probably is working and I don't even know it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

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willsp282012
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willsp282012
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M33y
FM:4y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 23, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increased anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Give it time to get in your system

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MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Sep 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am currently waning off of it and have started experiencing the physical symptoms of burry vision in the morning, dizziness, nausea, and headaches throughout the day. It has been easier to wane off of than Pristiq, but I hope these symptoms pass soon.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Fekona
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Fekona
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F37y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Side effects: Dizziness (vertigo)

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RickS
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RickS
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:71y
FM:10y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Nikkisotired
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Nikkisotired
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
FM:13y Dx
CFS:13y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 1, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Craving sweets, Excessive sweating, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When i first started taking Cymbalta it seemed to help with the pain and make me feel a little better all the way around! But the reason i stopped taking it was cuz i couldent tell if it was even making a diffrence anymore! I didnt feel any diff when i stopped taking it!! But the withdrawls were terrible and i even lower my dose gradually! I am glad i stopped taking it cuz the side effects went away n it wasnt helping anymore anyway!! Side effects i had were wieght gain 60lbs, sweating bad, no sex drive, and i craved sweets bad!! they were bareable when i thought it was helping but so much better now and I have lost 30lbs in 4 month since i stopped YAY:) n no more sweating or sweet cravings at all!!! I would recomend to try it cuz everyone is diff n it has worked great for alot of people!!
Side effects: Weight gain, Craving sweets, Excessive sweating

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bkplus3
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bkplus3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 2, 2010 (Started Sep 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Nov 18, 2009 (Started Sep 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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chriscoxrox
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chriscoxrox
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just stopped working after a while

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Smalltowngirl
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Smalltowngirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Brain cloud, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Brain cloud, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Insomnia

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