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OpenSky
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   Posted 5/15/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on my 4th day of Cymbalta.  The first 2 days I took it during the day and I ended up very tired - not just fatigued, but down right tired... so yesterday I decided to take it just before bed.  That seemed to work. 
 
My question is, will it always affect me that way or is it a side affect that will go away? I guess I'm a bit afraid that sometime down the road it might interrupting my ability to go to sleep...
 
Thanks in advance,
Cheers

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doodie
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   Posted 5/15/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I have been taking Cymbalta about 6 weeks now. I had a lot of different side effects in the very begining. All are gone except for the clenching of my jaw. That has decreased to almost nothing. As to whether it is helping or not, I am still not sure. My mood is better. I told my husband the other night, "I'm hurting but at least I am in a better mood." He said he hadn't noticed. lol

I will give it some more time.

Doodie

OpenSky
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   Posted 5/15/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info Doodie. :) I have noticed this morning that I woke up great, but for the last 3 hours I've been fighting fatigue. As I sit here I feel that I could just shut my eyes and go to sleep, but I tried to lay down and I am unable to actually go to sleep...

Oh Man.. Zzzzz....!

If I change at all, my hubby will notice and he will tell me. LOL And he is honest...
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Podnette
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   Posted 5/15/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi openSky...I'm on Cymbalta and I too was taking
mine in the morning...I also had the tired feeling you
are having...I too starting taking it at night and that helped
I'm doing well on Cymbalta!!!!! Thank God
I have been on Cymbalta since last Oct. I now take
60mg in the morning and if I need I can take either a 60mg or a 30mg as needed at night....I'm also on
Lyrica and ultracet....I take the extra Cymbalta when I'm
stressed to the max :(

My advice would be to be patient and hang in there a while
somtimes the meds take a while.. I'm no expert for sure :)
But it woked for me!!
Hope and pray you feel better sone, hun.

Hugs, Pod
 
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Fibromyaliga- Chronic Fatigue- Oct. 2008
Cymbalta- Lycria- Ultracet
 
 


OpenSky
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the hugs and support! :)

Wow, Cymbalta AND Lyrica... I thought they could only give one or the other... Shows how much I know.. LOL

You know on a high note, I think the last 2 nights I've actually slept better - longer periods. I did wake up about an hour earlier than normal. AND I went to sleep without the TV. HA HA

Hugs back! :)
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puppylover
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sky.
I'm so glad to hear that your sleep seems to be improving.  I'm not on the same meds but what I take has made a huge difference in my sleeping.  I fall right to sleep and usually don't wake until around 5:30 or 6:00.  That is a big improvement for me.  I don't mind waking up early.  I'm really a 'morning' person anyway.
 
Have a wonderful day. turn
 
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doodie
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   Posted 5/15/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hey Podnette,

Can you explain to us how you feel Cymbalta has helped you? Has it decreased pain? or just changed mood? I guess sleep?

I am just curious to hear from someone who has taken it for a while and not what a Dr. it telling us.

Podnette
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   Posted 5/16/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
doodie...I was first on Lyrica and Ultracet
for pain....then was
stressed to the max with Son...went back to my Dr
thats when he put me on Cymbalta....had to go back for recheck in a month....this is the visit where i was dx
with Fibro....the Cymbalta had changed my life...I was
able to handle the stress and pain better so i fell the Cymbalta dose NOT relieve the pain BUT makes me
able to handle the pain ...the Lyrica and Ultracet are the meds that relieves my pain!

Only thing is my next visit with Dr i will have to tell
him the pain and stress have been elavated :(
i now have pain in my neck and shoulders
I have my Son and his 3 children living with
me, ages 10, 5 and 2 that I'm helping to raise
well i should say Im raising 4 kids ( Son is the 4th)
What a mess hubby and i are in..Jesus Help Me!!!

Oh by the way..I have been BLESSED with
an amazing Hubby :) :)

I hope this answers your question :)

Luv and hugs, Pod
 
God Bless- Hugs Pod
 
Fibromyaliga- Chronic Fatigue- Oct. 2008
Cymbalta- Lycria- Ultracet
 
 


OpenSky
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Podnette!!!

I can so relate to the stress you are feeling! I have 2 adult children living here with us and 2 granddaughters. While they are the light of my life, the stress of everyone leaving stuff lay around, not to mention the 2 dogs... OMGoodness!

God Bless You!! and many HUGS!!
Sky
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Women's One A Day w/Calcium, Iron & Zinc
 
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Podnette
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, Sky...the adults are more work than
the kids most times....I feel for ya hun...just
remember your not alone, I'm in the boat with
you!!!

I'm baby stitting the 5 & 2 year old today..Yikes
Lifted the sleeping 2 year old from my chair to sofa
for his nap...oh my God....had to put ice pack on
my back...had a charlie horse in my calf and my shoulder
is hurting...hummmm don't know if this is gunna work!!

Thank you for posting...good to know I'm not alone in this
mess....I know things could be worse, but i pray things
get better soon I'm TIRED ;(...I will keep You and
Yours in my warm thoughts and prayers :)

Luv and Hugs, Pod
 
God Bless- Hugs Pod
 
Fibromyaliga- Chronic Fatigue- Oct. 2008
Cymbalta- Lycria- Ultracet
 
 


lilly37
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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I have been on cymbalta 60mg now for awhile. It does help with the burning in my spine. But no other pain.  I take it at nights and sleep pretty well with it. I have night sweats but dont know if its due to cymbalta or fibro. I will wake up with my clothes soaked from sweat. Cymbalta does cause me to wake up early in the mornings around 4am...so i just check my email and etc then lay back down and fall right back asleep.  It made me nauseated the first few days I started it.  I could never sleep for the burning pain in my spine when i lay down I would always toss and turn and keep my husband awake by steady throwing my leg across his to help ease the pain.  It takes anywhere from 30 mins to an hour to put me to sleep so if it makes you drowsey take it about an hour before bed and enjoy your sleep.  I know  myself I couldnt go without it and my husband tells everyone about he is so happy to see me sleeping again because now he can sleep LOL.
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