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I Hate Cymbalta

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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 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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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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    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

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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 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

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30 Jan 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 27, 2012

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    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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    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 6 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    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

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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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    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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    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 36-40, M Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    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

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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 3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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