I Hate Cymbalta

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    I Am So Tired

    Hi I have been on Cymbalta for about one year now and since I have been taking it I find my self to be really tired, it depends when I take it at night. I never had a hard time getting up on the weekends but since I have been on this drug it is hard for me to get up and going...
    caverley caverley
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010

    Well, I Don't Exactly Hate It...actually I Don't Really Know...yet

    I've been on Cymbalta for about 2 years now, the dosage going up little by little over this time until a couple of months ago doc put me on 120mg (for me that was 4 caps each day). I tried for a while, but when I didn't feel anything different, I thought this is rubbish I can't...
    aussiefrench aussiefrench
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    Slowly Slowly Very Slowly Coming Off Cymbalta

    I have a Love-Hate relationship with Cymbalta. During the 2008 Financial Crisis, my company suffered badly, we almost went bankrupt. The experience shook me to the core - so many people depended on me to make mortgage payments, car payments, to buy their families the things they...
    johhnyhammer johhnyhammer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

    I'm Making It.

    I started Cymbalta around three months ago, my doctor prescribed it to me to see if it could help my symptoms which were similar to Fibromyalagia, all they were really supposed to do was help me sleep. I'm seventeen, yet my doctor decided to bypass the many warnings of "No minors...
    WorldlyParadox WorldlyParadox
    18-21, T
    Dec 23, 2012

    I'm A Wreck

    I started taking cymbalta about 2 months ago when I had been on Effexor for about 9 months and it just all of a sudden stopped working for my severe anxiety/panic attacks and depression. Before I started taking the cymbalta I read a lot about it and was very leery, but trusted my...
    LStrober LStrober
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    Cymbalta Should Be Tossed Out

    i started taking 60 mg about a year ago. seemed great at first. but then i started sleeping all the time i just felt like crap. so after my isureance stopped allowing me to refill it and my dr said they couldnt give out samples i stop talking it . cold turkey! i get nasua a lot...
    poshcut poshcut
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 27, 2012

    What Happened?

     That's what i wake up with every morning since taking this demon drug!! What happened? To my brain, my life, my energy? My Doc gave me this drug for chronic back pain and nerve damage. I've never been depressed a day in my life so I though, magically, that this would just...
    DrPsychic DrPsychic
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    Stuck On Cymbalta

    About a year ago, I tried to wean off cymbalta with help from a dr. I got down to last day: I couldnt walk, think, my brain felt like the blood was shaking in it, brain zaps, constantly crying, severe muscle pain. Well now another year on it. I have weaned from 60 mg to 30 mg...
    kkb1216 kkb1216
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

    Worst Drug Ever

    I was prescribed Cymbalta about 3 years ago for depression. Started out at a low dose--30 mg. After taking it for a few months I was still feeling the same so my doc increased the dosage to 60 mg. Couple months later my depression was getting worse so he increases it to 90 mg...
    ludovixa ludovixa
    May 12, 2010

    The withdrawal effects of this drug are driving

    me insane! Brain zaps, headahces, vivid awful dreams, cant think, cant wake up, sweating... WTF! I feel like im gonna die! I broke today and took a pill just to ease this ****! That did not really help much. I shouldn't have agreed to start this drug to begin with. It did...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    stay away from it. worst **** ever .

    I lost something so beautiful and precious to me. Jamie suicidal thoughts that I never had before involuntary rage bad ****
    xtesi xtesi
    41-45, M
    Oct 25, 2014

    I'm 5 weeks post Cymbalta - you couldn't pay me

    enough to take it ever again. i used Effexor to wean off this time (2 previous attempts - one that had me throwing up in the bathroom at cvs as i waited for them to refill a script for it) this time i said f-it, i am getting off this poison come hell or high-water) welcome to...
    Theabyss Theabyss
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    The Vicious Cyclet

    I seriously hate Cymbalta!  I have been on many other anxiety and depression meds that have caused lots of problems, however, Cymbalta takes the cake.  I started on it June of 2008, with absolutely no warnings from my doctor of what might come and how hard it would be...
    Happytobemedfree Happytobemedfree
    7 Responses May 15, 2009

    Cymbalta Teenage Brain In Flames

    Good call . I took it for Fibro and actually fixed things from stretching . Cymbalta, related to withdrawls - takes your mind to a place that it should never be taken to . Say so you take Mushrooms . The next day , you see things in a good , different and positive perspective...
    Gargan5150 Gargan5150
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    FDA Finds New Medical Issues Caused By Cymbalta

    I have been on Cymbalta for a few years since it debuted. In the beginning It worked great to help me out of my temporary depression after losing my father suddenly and then my job I loved. However, it is expensive and not covered by most insurances so the pharmaceutical company...
    KimsSporty KimsSporty
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    I am on 60 MG of cymbalta ,

    have been for 5 years. At first it seemed like a great change from effexor. Over time I noticed I got IBS. Horrible constipation or diarrhea. Stomach pains , bloating , head aches . The list goes on. I am slowing going to come down to the 30 MG in January ! I know it's going...
    mustlovedogs24 mustlovedogs24
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    I Read Your Stories...

    WOW!!! I think I've been on cymbalta for longer than any of you, though...I started it when it came out...cvs didn't have it, yet. I was on it for over 12 years. In very high doses. The maximum reccommended is 60 mgs and I was taking 120 mgs. I have some mental illness, only no...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2013

    I started Cymbalta 3 days ago

    and I can tell you I've never felt so sick or more depressed in my life. All I can think about is different ways I can kill myself. I need help though. I weigh 125 I am 5'2 and in 16 how many advils or nyquils or any medicine do I have to take to OD and die.
    Stephany25 Stephany25
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2015

    well this isn't exactly the worst drug I've

    ever had to take. it sure is pretty damn sneaky. I started off taking this stuff for fibro. fibro with a good side order of depression. but then you deal with fibro pain for 3 years you're probably likely to be depressed any how. at first it didn't seem to make much difference...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 6

    I was on Cymbalta for a few months

    but it made me very sick to my stomach and it also made me super sweaty at inappropriate times. I hate cymbalta! Since I've been taken off of it I've become sick. It feels like bugs are on me and I can feel them biting my brain and it hurts. My Schizoaffective disorder symptoms...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    Jun 22, 2014
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    My Hell Withdrawal From Cymbalta

    It is day 22 since my last cymbalta pill. I sound like a drug addict and this was given to me by a licensed doctor approved by the FDA for a condition that I was told I had. It started almost 2 years ago. Pain. Everywhere. Insomnia. Blurry vision, headaches, extreme debilitating...
    Mak84 Mak84
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    I still haven't been able to go 2 days without

    taking one of these damn pills. The brain zaps, lack of motivation, dizziness, emotions, etc. are just brutal... I really wish I had known this prior to being prescribed this very addictive drug...
    davesmaith davesmaith
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I want to die, I've been on cymbalta

    for 3 weeks.. I felt worse and then one day I randomly felt better for 2 days and now I just want to die
    Stephany25 Stephany25
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    Cymbalta For Fibromyalgia

    After years of constant pain, they tell me it's fibromyalgia makes no sense to me but their docs so they have to be right! Right? I tried a number of drugs before being put on cymbalta, it's been almost a year and I was still feeling the pain and decided to stop cymbalta, after...
    Angel62308 Angel62308
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    Cymbalta I Hate Your Guts!

    I took Cymbalta(EVIL KILLER DRUG) for one year for depression,I stopped taking it because it was making me feel high and I stayed up for days.I stopped taking it on, August 1,2010 by Aug 5, I was crazy,I talked out of my head,I hated everyone,I left my husband and baby,I stayed...
    farmwife07 farmwife07
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

    Hidden Side Effects

    I was 18 years old when my doctor put me on cymbalta for anxiety. He failed to mention however that cymbalta can sometimes cause "overactivation syndrome" in some patients. As a result the happy teen that I was soon turned in to an angry, overly emotional kid who slept around...
    lduce lduce
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2010

    No More Meds

    I have been on cymbalta for about 2 years. I have over the course of 8 months weened off of it. It has been 13 days since my last pill. I thought I was doing well and then I started with the crying spells off and on. Is this a normal reaction? I truly wish to be off meds. Will...
    refrigater refrigater
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Cymbalta Is My Nightmare Come True

    i just had to add my nightmare experience with cymbalta maybe it will keep someone else from going on this evil drug. i have been on cymbalta for 3 yrs now. i changed from celexa to cymbalta because i felt celexa had many negative side effects. my psychiatrist decided to start me...
    heathermichelle79 heathermichelle79
    26-30, F
    18 Responses Sep 1, 2009


    Not a drug for me!  I tried it a few wks ago, 3 days, stopped due to horrid side effects.  Well tried again over a wk ago, 3 days again, same side effects: nausea, dizzy, flu like, sea sick feelings, the runs etc.  Now a wk later still feeling very ill!!!!! this...
    cj101 cj101
    51-55, F
    7 Responses May 9, 2010

    My Journey Into Hell And I'm Still Trying To Climb Out ....

    My Family doctor added cymbalta to my meds and I don't know how long it took not very long and as my husband puts it I changed in personality, he didnt know what to do and I didn't see it because of the meds. There's alot I dont remember about my life while on the cymbalta, I...
    elf65 elf65
    Nov 27, 2012

    Cymbalta Sucks!

    I was put on Cymbalta almost three years ago for depression. I had awful side effects. Most of the side effects I just got used to. I just tried to stick through it. I decided to get off of this medication because I started hateing how I felt while I was on it. Also, I started...
    lovejax lovejax
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    The brain zaps are too much ,

    I feel like I can't think , plus I gained weight, a lot of weight ... I really want to tell the doctor that put me on it , thanks a lot !!!! When will my life be normal again
    seasunsand seasunsand
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 15, 2015

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