30 patient evaluations for Duloxetine taken for the purpose of 'pain'

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Jun 3, 2020 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I changed doctors and had hip replacement surgery on my worst hip and then the other hip. NO MORE PAIN. It seems that due to lifelong taking cortisone pills and slathering cortisone cremes for severe allergies/eczema/asthma my body's cartilage was affected. So even tho I have some pain in most of my joints-I know why.

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Nov 16, 2017 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 20, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 22, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Jan 18, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lack of motivation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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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

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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

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

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May 24, 2014 (Started May 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not only does it help for depression it helps for pain control.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 27, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was too nice, easily taken at advantage off.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Nov 1, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Greatly decreases my depression and allows me to do things around the home better.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 19, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works very well for pain but not covered by provincial drug plan - can no longer afford it
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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