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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/20/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Thanks for welcoming me to the forum well I finally "bite the bullet" and gave in to my doc and Iv been on 10mg of elavil only at night but just not cutting the depression/stuffs, I have lupus/thyroid also and just get sick so often anyways how many of you are on cymbalta doc wants me to try it during the day Im sorta frightened but I know someone upstairs is watching so any of you have really bad side effects from cymbalta? I would like to know. 
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 6/20/2007 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any.  I take 30 mgs daily.

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 6/21/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no side affects, i am on 60mg daily.
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 6/25/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Cymbalta for over 3 months, but my reason for taking it is nerve pain in my head, not depression.  So I don't know if that makes a difference in side effects or not, but I wanted to tell you mine to help you decide if it's worth the side effects in your case.  For me, it takes the chronic pain away, so it's worth it.  In the beginning I experienced really dry mouth and also a weird sensation in my throat whenever I yawned (and I yawned a lot in the beginning!).  It felt like my throat was vibrating, and it took it about a minute to calm down after the yawn.  (Irritating, but not enough to stop the medication!)  I have a reputation for being cold even in the middle of summer, but since Cymbalta I've been so hot!  My children want to know who I am and what have I done with their mother???  I've gained close to 10 lbs. since March, without changing my eating habits, but I haven't been able to exercise at all - not even a 10-min. walk - in 8 or 9 months because it made my headache worse.  I can finally walk again, so maybe the wt. gain will stop.  The only other side effect I can think of is the inability to cry.  I've always been a cryer, so it's really strange to go to a funeral and not even shed a tear.  I don't like that part of it, because a good cry can sometimes make you feel better!
I don't know if anyone else experiences any of these side effects - maybe it's just me!  But I wanted to let you know what the possibilities are.  Like I said, when I weigh the two side by side, the lack of pain wins out every time!!

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 6/26/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi thank you all for responding taking cymbalta is not so scary at 1st after reading numerous posts about it i was soscared hate to be a baby but gosh side effects are scary but as alot of you said its worth it to take away pains heck id rather be on an antidepressant then on narcotics only had those with surgeries.

For now on 10mg of elavil but like i said before doc wants to add 20mg of cymbalta in the daytime. tx for all your responses



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