165 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Mar 31, 2020 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication caused weight gain for me. The more weight, the worse My joints felt.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 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 fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • 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 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 1, 2017 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

Nov 2, 2013 (Started Oct 30, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 20, 2016 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle and joint pain, muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is habit forming and it’s withdrawal effects took nearly SEVEN MONTHS to wear off! Be careful when you are prescribed this medication..
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: If you are hesitant to take any antidepressant because of weight gain or sexual desire issues, try it first.  If it does cause that, you can always be switched to another antidepressant.  There are many, many of these different formulae available to you and your doctor and it might take a while to find the one that is right for you.  Also, internal med MDs and GPs often don't give high enough dosages to be clinically significant (studies show), so if your depression and pain aren't improving, consider a one-time or a short course of visits to a psychiatrist, because they are experts in prescriptions for mental health issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 25, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • 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

May 29, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For depression (which occured years before FMS or CFS), it took me several different depression meds to find out one that helped or didn't cause undesirably side effects. Cymbalta works for me. Don't give up if the firstbtwo or three don't work.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 9, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a high drug tolerancy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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