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Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Side Effects, Ratings, and Patient Comments

Earlier this week, I posted on my Facebook page asking for reviews on Cymbalta (Duloxetine). The feedback was overwhelming with over 20 comments posted.

From all the other reviews I’ve read, Cymbalta did received mixed reviews. What’s more interesting is when you do a search on Google for “Cymbalta”, you’ll find a lot of negative reviews. For example, the average rating given to Cymbalta is 2.7/5. Next, based on 2357 reviews, here’s the top 5 side-effects reported…

  • 566 patients complained of Nausea
  • 479 patients complained of Somnolence
  • 449 patients complained of Insomnia
  • 391 patients complained of Dizziness
  • 365 patients complained of Weight increased

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I want to share what some people said about Cymbalta (Duloxetine). I’ve narrowed down the top 10 out of 30+ reviews left on Facebook. 🙂

Top 10 Reviews on Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

“Cymbalta I was in 60mg or something i think. It was a few years back. I was on it for probably 12 months for depression and anxiety. I began to have random anger outbursts and wasn’t myself at all. Then i discovered an article on cymbalta regarding brain zaps and it was exactly what i was experiencing. I went off them and onto a different medication and i became myself again, Cymbalta turned me into a different and dark person. My mums best friend is also coming off it for treatment of fybromialgia as it made her worse, shes been coming off it for a month and is still having problems from it. I wouldn’t recommend Cymbalta at all.” – Tara Fuller

I had great experience with cymbalta. I took 60 mg. No side effects. It worked for 12 years, then it stopped working.” – Stefani Petree Wagoner

“My experience has been good so far I use 90mg everyday tried at times to go back to 60mgs but was very emotional . I don’t seem to be having any problems so far with it taking it 5 years now” – Corinne Picco

“I took Cymbalta two different times in my life. The first time my depression and anxiety was not as high and it did seem to help but after about six months it stopped working and they switched me to a different medication. A couple years later we tried Cymbalta again but my depression and anxiety level was at a higher rate and it did not help at all. In fact it made me more agitated and irritated. It’s a wonderful drug for some, but for others not so much. However that can be the case for any medication that you take for mental health issues. You have my permission to post in your summary.” – Sheri Bennett-Houchins

“That is the worst antidepressant there is made it made me have suicidal tendencies try to commit suicide and like there was no light at the end of the tunnel I recommend for no one to try it under any circumstance is” – Anonymous

“I took it for years after trying so many others. It worked for me. After I lost my insurance I couldn’t afford it so I got back on the merry go round of finding something that worked” – April Tucker Douglas

I wouldn’t recommend it. Had bad side effects. 60mgs. My jaw was grinding, I had the shakes, hot and cold flushes, yawning, depression, high heart rate and was on it for 3 months.” – Kirsty Lea

“I was on and off this medication for 12 years. I have tried several different dosage level to lower the side effects. I had some serious weight gain, sweating. However, these side effects I was able to control by watching what I eat, etc. My anxiety disappeared around 90% and bipolar symptoms went away too. I felt like I wasn’t even bipolar and this was a blessing. Into the 5th year, I started to not have emotions and didn’t care about anything like kids, family and wasn’t emotionally attached to anything. I was completely desensitized to everything. I wouldn’t get excited about anything at all. I asked to be taken off so went down from 60mg to 30mg. After two months, the bipolar symptoms returned so wanted to go back on it because the Prozac I was prescribed instead didn’t help at all. After I started Cymbalta again, the bipolar was leveled and I felt great.” – Anonymous

“When I started that medication I felt right away , sick just didn’t feel myself. AND IT WAS also going to be used to help with my pain. But I stop taking it. I need to get on some medication, but I’m waiting due go no insurance..” – Anonymous

“I have been on this medication for 4 months at 20mg. I have lost my ability to have orgasms which isn’t fun at all. Depending on the dose it either helps or can cause your depression to get worse. For me, I have to be careful when adjusting dosage because too high gave me a higher level of depression. When you first start, you need to keep a close eye on how the dose is increase. With the right dosage, Cymbalta did help with the anxiety and OCD but at the low dosage. But, no more orgasms which is a serious trade off to not have anxiety and OCD. I’ll keep you guys posted.” –  Alokin Davis

“I find it one of the better ones, but I makes you sweat like you wouldn’t believe especially in summer. 120mg. I would give it a go. Ps I’ve been on all anti depressants and anti psychotic” – Mark C Mansell

“Taking 90mg for 1.5 years. I’m much calmer and happier ever since I started Cymbalta. I don’t have aggression and hyp0mania has been leveled. I still have a few bad days, but who doesn’t. Before, I wasn’t able to reason with having bad days, but now I’m more reasonable and understand how things are not going to be perfect all the time. Honestly, I feel happy and love being alive. I got my life back because of Cymbalta.” – Michelle Andrews

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