4 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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mardijuel
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 10, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Rapid 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

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DazedandBewildered
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DazedandBewildered
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F61y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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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

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motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Feeling strange, Bad dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta caused vivid horrible nightmares.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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davalay
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davalay
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
51 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Conversion Disorder

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was put on this after experiencing too many side effects with amatryptiline. I take it in the morning
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams

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