I took cymbalta for several months last winter for chronic pain, although not the same pain as you. I don't believe that I got any side effects from it until I was on the maxium dose. It didn't help me at all, so I stopped at that point. I do remember though, that my doctors started me off slow with it. I think 30 is the smallest it comes in, and I started with 30 once a day, and then after a week, went up to 30 twice a day, then a few weeks, went up to 30 in the morning and 60 at night, and after a few more weeks went up to 60 twice a day. Did you just start off on the 60? If I remember correctly the therapeutic dose for CP is supposed to be 60 - 90mg/day. Maybe if you start off slower and let your body adjust, you won't get the side effects, or at least they won't be as severe. Have you tried talking to your doctor? Like anything, the side-effects should go away with time, but since the side-effects are troublesome to you, I would definitely talk to your doctor and see what he says.
Post Edited (skeye) : 12/11/2008 6:21:12 PM (GMT-7)
Hello, I take 60mg at night and then 30mg in the morning. Total is 90mg.
I have taken 2 60's for a while,but when my insurance questioned it we just went to 90 instead of 120mg. For me it's one of those drugs that is sopposed to benefit over time, i think But I cant honesly say I can feel the difference from taking it. BUT I can definatly notice when I havent taken it thats for sure!!!!! Its one of those meds that you have to be real careful on how you come off this med. I have detoxed once in my life. I mean horrendussly detoxed, sent to the facility and everything because of doctor prescription morphine. I had a spinal cord stimulator put in and it was VERY painful so my monthly perscription for the morphine was 7 days early.(when i called,it was early) So when I asked him for another prescription he said I was early and he would not fill it untill the correct date. I begged him for the 7 days worth, but no way and within 2 days i was in full blown withdrawal. The most miserable 7 days of my life.
Sorry for digressing!! I dont even realize I do that sometimes!!
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