I have been on Cymbalta since February 14. I started of at 30 mg for about 3 weeks then I went to 60 mg but only for about a week because the side effects were too much for me. I had bad insomnia, heart burn, and shakiness. So I am back down to 30 mg.
I went on it to counteract with the Topamax. I was really tired all the time and had the nerve pain as well. Also a little bit of depression. It helped a bit with that but once I went on the 60 mg that is when I had the insomnia.
Since dropping back down I still have issues with waking in the night 2-4 times a night and it is driving me nuts as I have a full time job. My headaches are caused by a neck/back injury (muscle and ligament damage) due to whiplash and I am getting better with chiropractic and physical therapy.
The fact that I am not getting enough sleep and I am always tired is taking a told on my life and is just plain and simple getting old. I have also noticed that after I eat, I feel nauseated. I am not sure if that is from the Cymbalta or not. I called today to see if my primary doctor would allow me to come off the Cymbalta and she said it is way to soon for that.
I do not understand that. I was not very depressed to begin with, and I am not nearly in the amount of pain as I was in the beginning. Why would she think that it is too soon to come off it?
Now I am going to ask for some type of sleep aid, which just means I have to add another medication to my daily regiment, which I am not happy for. Especially if it makes me drowsy in the morning, which will defeat the purpose since that is how I feel now anyway.
Sorry, I just need to vent. I am so tired as I have been sleepless for at least two months.