Cymbalta - 60 MG (I need help asap, feels like i am dying)

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DJJOHN
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   Posted 8/11/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just started taking Cymbalta, 60mg, i noticed that soon after i took it, i started feeling very dizzy (the room was spinning) & i vomited, that was yesterday & i have not taken any more since, i still feel very dizzy, have bad diareah, cold chills/sweats, nausea feeling, any ideas when this will stop? I also noticed the nausea/dizzy feeling goes away when i lay down, but when i get up it comes right back. Please don't tell me i have "Serotonin Syndrome"??? is there anything i can do help alleviate any of these symptoms? I can only sleep an hour or so at a time. This is very scary stuff, hence why i have not taken any more. I am gonna switch right away. Please tell me there is a light at the end of the tunnel....

DJJOHN
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   Posted 8/11/2011 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I also forgot to mention that i have this "strange" taste on my tongue that seemed to have started when i first took the cymbalta, hope all this info helps, i really hope this goes away soon or there is something i can do to ease them away or make a little more comfortable for me....

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   Posted 8/11/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe cymbalta is not right for you. i had similar experiences for around 2 weeks when i was on it. best you check with your doctor. with compassion, jamie.
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DJJOHN
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   Posted 8/11/2011 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel like i am on a rollercoaster from hell! i ain't gonna be able to see my doc till next week, i hope there is someone out there that has been through this & can tell me i will get well soon. tommorow will be day 3 since i took the 60m mg cymbalta. my appetite is nonexistent, i am bedridden since i took it, nausea, dizziness when i get up, aches & chills & cold & hot sweats that come & go. & i get this strange yawn that comes & goes. grrr i just want to feel well again. i wish there something i could do or take to ease all of these symptoms or even one of them...

Jim1969
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   Posted 8/13/2011 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Did your doctor start you out at 60 mg?

If he did this may be your problem. Many people experience a lot of side effects, which you have mentioned, when started at this level. In fact the dosing guidelines for Cymbalta indicate that it should be started at 30mg and then after several weeks increased in 30 mg increments until the desired results are obtained with 120 mg being the max daily dose.

Also when stopping this medication it needs to be done slowly to avoid some unpleasant side effects.

I am quite familiar with the drug as I took it for many years. Not for depression but for nerve related pain.
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Leebme
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   Posted 8/13/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
If you started on 60 mg I think the problem as others have pointed out is the dose is too high to have started on - call your doctor to get a lower dose. Good luck

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   Posted 8/14/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
DJJOHN I hope you are feeling better. Those side effects sound bad and scary.
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