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I Hate Cymbalta

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    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 26-30 5 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Never Again

    I was given samples of this to help with my depression and maybe with my fibromyalgia. I could feel the anxiety rushing after one day but told myself maybe it was something else. The second day my anxiety was so bad, my whole body felt like it was plugged into a socket. I couldn...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    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

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    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 51-55 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Poison

    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 6 Responses May 9, 2010

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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30 7 Responses May 15, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 May 12, 2010

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    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 26-30 Jun 22

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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    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 19 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    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

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    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...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F Jan 15, 2013

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    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    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 36-40 3 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    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

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    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 46-50 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I am on day 3 getting off of cymbalta cold turkey, let me tell you it is hell. Although the drug does work I urge all of you to do a sh!t ton of research before taking this drug! I...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thanks, Taylor. That sounds like a great idea! "Shake It Off" "I stay out too late Got nothing in my brain That's what people say, mmm-mmm That's what people say, mmm-mmm I go on...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Today has started badly. I hate the sound of the dog, downstairs, scratching the back off the kitchen door, but that is my wake up alarm this morning. I hate the fact that he...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    No joke... I hate my school, I hate my teachers, I hate the students! I hate my family! I hate my ****** up lungs I hate my brain! I hate everyone who bully's me I hate the...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I hate the fact that you've had sex with 4 girls and one of those girls had sex with 15 other people. I hate the fact that you smoke that stupid e cigarette. I hate the fact that...
    ADayToRememberForever ADayToRememberForever 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm just glad I found a place where I can say I HATE HER! I HATE HER!! I HATE HER!! I have never hated anyone in my life but I hate her!! I hate her for the way she treats me & my...
    DAK1969 DAK1969 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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    I hate my life, I hate my age, I hate my hair, I hate my eyes, I hate every body part I have, I hate my past decisions, I hate my current decisions, I hate my family, I hate my...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I hate my job. I didn't always hate it, but I do now and with a passion. The thing is, I really wanted this job....BAD! When I started here I worked one day a week, four hours...
    gracienglory gracienglory 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I hate my legs. I'm only 18, I have stretch marks, so much hair. They're huge, They're not tight. I can't seem to shave them right. I hate my stomach. It's big, it's pale, it's...
    leboyd leboyd 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Both of my sisters have ruined my childhood and are still continuing to haunt me every day. The thought of them makes my blood boil and I can't even describe how much I hate hate...
    D2BA D2BA 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    I can write a novel of how much I hate people and their stupid, lack of knowledge, and zero common sense behaviour! I hate people who think they know everything yet they are so...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Please excuse my rant as this will be a long story. It was a given...all people lie. There are white lies that are harmless and real lies that can harm. White lies, I can tolerate...
    bittersweethermit bittersweethermit 26-30, F Aug 29

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    I hate the fact that I'm turning into what I hate. I hated pervs and I became one, I hate cheaters yet I became one, I hated mean people yet I became one, and I hate people who...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Aug 29

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    I ******* hate my self so much. I hate everything about me nothing I ever do is good enough or how I look is horrid all the ******* time. I always look gross and ugly everyday. I...
    mymindsalivingnightmare mymindsalivingnightmare 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I hate going outside and just siting around because im scared my neighbors will be looking at me. there back windows face our backyard its really awkward. I hate the need to do...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I hate that im not perfect and full of flaws. I hate that im not good enough for everybody. I hate that i cant make someone feel good or even make them laugh and happy because of...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate living with pcos, I hate that I don't know anybody with the severity of my condition who I can speak to, I hate that my doctors look at me as if i'm just lying and lazy when...
    FedUp888 FedUp888 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I see so many comments about how so many people stereotype and hate Americans based on our movies, tv shows and even worse our government... I.e. "way to go you arrogant americans...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate my brothers immature girlfriend so much that it has now caused a hole in my own family. Let explain why: My little brother ( almost 3 years younger) has this girlfriend...
    Gingerlocks813 Gingerlocks813 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I hate my Stepson !! I hate that stupid boy, ugly, disgusting , idiot ... I don't know why my boyfriend was so stupid !!! One night that is it !!! One night with that ***** and...
    aneblond aneblond 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Im not really sure how I’m supposed to start one of these vents, but here I go. I hate myself. I hate and loathe every cell in my body, but even more than that I hate how I look...
    bluestripes421 bluestripes421 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. With a burning passion. Cashiering ******* sucks. I'm done with it, I can't do it anymore. It's horrible. It wasn't so bad when I was only working part...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I hate you, Then I love you...Then I hate you, Then I love you more. I'm sick of the emotional roller coaster. You drive me mad! I hate that I love you! I try to stop and I seem to...
    alwayswantingmore78 alwayswantingmore78 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I am going mad. I try to love myself, I really do. People tell me I am intelligent and people tell me that I am beautiful but I just can't see it personally. I try to act...
    teenagefrustration teenagefrustration 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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