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Postby Pairou » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:50 pm

I began taking Cymbalta (to replace Lexapro) this past Monday. Since then I've had no appetite (which I appreciate), though I get ravenous at night; I've barely slept, leading to disorientation; and often I feel sick, though my pdoc told me that should pass after a week. I've been shaky (maybe due to waking up at 3am after 2 hours of sleep).

Does anyone else take Cymbalta? Are you having/have you had these symptoms?

I'm going to give it a shot anyway. I've learned to let things even out before writing off a new prescription. But I want to know if the sleeplessness and sickness will stop...
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Re: Cymbalta

Postby wildchild1226 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 am

I took Cymbalta for years and I never experienced those kinds of side effects in the beginning or ever. I would give it a week and and then I think I would consider trying something else. What you are describing is a lot to deal with. Maybe you are on too strong a dose. I hope things get better.
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Re: Cymbalta

Postby quietgirl2538 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Ask your pdoc, if possible, about the timeframe of how long it takes for the drug to actually be effective. I know from past experience that antidepressants can take weeks to actually start working. But as always, just talk with your pdoc, they know best and so do you.
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Re: Cymbalta

Postby skilsaw » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:16 am

I took cymbalta for a long time. I gained 50 pounds and was constipated the whole time.
The weight gain was probably because I was full of poo. The Sh%t word will get me a reprimand so saying poo like I was a 5 year old is much better.
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