Cymbalta side effects? Alcohol?

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   Posted 7/11/2017 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have any really terrible side effects with Cymbalta? I am starting it today. How about with drinking alcohol on Cymbalta? I am a social drinker usually just weekends but I do love my wine. I am concerned with this being a psych med it may not mix well although my one friend has been on this a few years and has had no issues with alcohol. I know it says to avoid alcohol I am aware I am curious if anyone has had good or bad experience. When I tried Effexor it did not mix well at all after having more than a few drinks, it could cause weird behavior and black outs even and there was really no warnings on the bottle. I am hoping Cymbalta will be different as my Dr thinks this medicine could be helpful for pain and stomach issues for me. Any experiences would be helpful. Thank you.

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   Posted 7/11/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, usually on other forums, but i seen cymbalta, and have used it. it is a powerful anti-depressant that is also used for pain mgt, as it helps with nerve conductivity. i would be careful with alcohol with this drug and keep to limits. all the best.
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