cymbalta and headaches anyone???

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   Posted 11/9/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking cymbalta Fri evening and have noticed a new headache unlike the ones I have normally. Has anyone else had headaches from cymbalta??? It is listed as possible side effect and I'm wondering if it will go away with time.
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   Posted 11/9/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Cymbalta gave me the worse headache of my life!!! I tried it for 3 weeks and the headache never went away. The dr told me to discontinue it right away. Just another drug I cannot tolerate. Try it for a few more days,
you might have more luck than I did
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   Posted 11/9/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Golly, Marlee, I just checked and headache is one of the side affects of Cymbalta.  I feel so badly for you.  You are so sensitive to everything.  I think I'd take it a few more days, like Tootie suggested, and if the headaches are still there, call the doc.  I hope this will pass for you.  Here is the link about Cymbalta.
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   Posted 11/9/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   

I hope that the headaches go away and that you are able to tolerate the cymbalta. I hope that the cymbalta works for you.

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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I started Cymbalta in August, and it gave me a horrible headache toward the end of the day. You are right, it was unlike any headache I had ever had. I knew from reading about Cymbalta that this could be a side affect, so I tried to stick it out a few more days and it just gradually went away. My doctor is now doubling my dose and I am getting them again, but I'm hoping it is temporary again. If you can possibly stick it out another week or so, I found Cmbalta has really helped me until the cold has begun. I hope you feel better soon!
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