Cymbalta and bad dreams?

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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi all!! I started taking Cymbalta a few weeks ago (switched from Celexa). I take 20mg in the morning and then at night. I've noticed this week that I've had some very vivid, almost real, bad dreams. Is this a side effect anyone else has had with Cymbalta?

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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Apparently is a side effect for some not all
and should disappear soon I would hope
Alot of meds like these will and do have the side effect
I take trazadone and a different AD
I take my AD in the am to avoid problems

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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   

I agree with Lyn.  some of the ADs will cause bad dreams and once the med is on board 4-6 weeks these dreams will decrease.  However remember your physician is your best source of info on drugs and side effects.

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