Cymbalta and nausea...help please!

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SusieQ72
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   Posted 3/4/2011 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Started taking Cymbalta for depression 3 weeks ago.  Started off my night puking, then started to feel better after a weekend.  Then after 1 week I was so constipated I thought I gave birth out of my bum.  Now week 3 diarhea.  I am so sick that I cannot even make it to my doctor, AND I am sure that I do not want/Will not take my Cymbalta in the morning.  Worried about stopping cold turkey.  Any advice?  I'm on 60's, I know I should lower my dose instead of stopping all together, but really truly know I cannot get to the doctor. 
Tired of being sick.
 

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   Posted 3/4/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you called the doctor and told them what is going on? I would certainly do that. He might be able to switch you to something else. You could get somebody to go to the pharmacy or take you to the doctor. Make sure you ask your doctor about this, there may be a reason for them to want you to go off slowly. I have heard many stories about the withdrawal symptoms, it is no fun. Don't stop completely on your own.

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   Posted 3/4/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
cymbalta withdrawal is brutal, do so with your doc's guidance. with compassion, jamie. sorry your having a tough time.
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losij24
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   Posted 3/5/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started cymbalta at 30 mg which was added to my lexapro 10mg. Its only been 3 days and I feel spaced out,fatigued, and very nauseous just the thought of food makes me sick. My doctor told me the 1st week is the worst but to stick it out. You should call a doctor there should always be an on call doctor, people on ADs should be watched carefully. Don't stop all together talk to your doctor first.
Best of luck
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30mg cymbalta
20mg amytryptilline
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SusieQ72
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   Posted 3/5/2011 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone.  I didn't stop today, but still feel HORRIBLE.  Will force myself to the doctor tomorrow.

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   Posted 3/5/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
good. i suffered badly in the first 2 weeks. it did pass, but with what is happening with you the doc is a wise move. all the best, jamie
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losij24
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't eat anything but cheese itz today because anything else made me really nauseous. I heard cymbalta can take away your appetite is this true?
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10mg lexapro
30mg cymbalta
20mg amytryptilline
1000 IU vitamin D3
muscle relaxants

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
yes, it did me for 2 weeks. hoping you feel better very soon. was a good med for awhile, them it lacked punch for me. keep talking with your doctor. with compassion, jamie
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