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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 5/14/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am currently on 60 mg Cymbalta and have been for over a year.  It works well fo rme except that every afternoon around 5:30 I want to (and sometimes do) want to go to bed.  I try to only nap for an hour but could stay in bed longer.  IS THIS A COMMON SIDE EFFECT?  My shrink doesnt know why this happens and has only suggested that I try taking the Rx earlier in the day.  That doesnt help even taking it at 8AM.  DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM?  Note: I am also taking LAMICTAL 150mg but the problem predates my taking the Lamictal.
thank you.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 5/15/2007 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buckheadman
Welcome to the forum I am very glad that you found us,and I hope you will find the support you are looking for.
I have never taken Cymbalta,but I know alot of our members are taking it,or I am sure you will get alot of responses.
I do know that while I was on any anti depressant the sleeping was a problem with me too.
If it continues and is a major problem, I would contact your Dr and see if he can get you something else.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 5/16/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I take it at bedtime, along with most of my other sedating pills. I sleep like the dead and rarely have a 'hangover' in the morning.

Dx: FMS/CMP/DDD - 2 ACFs with more to follow, scoliosis, mis-aligned pelvis
Rx: Cymbalta, Soma, Zanaflex, EC Naprosyn, Ambien CR, Vicodin 5s, Norco 10s, Kadian 40s, Buspar, Xanax, Loratidine (for pain believe it or not), Seravent, Albuterol, herbal supplements and vitamins, Lidocaine injections, Botox injections, and something new with each appointment.

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