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Anyone taken duloxetine?

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Orchidflower1 Tue 28-Jun-16 21:31:46

Hi just that really- been to doc today and been prescribed this for anxiety disorder. Tried prozac and didn't agree nor did beta blockers, any tips/ advice? Scared of potential side effects but the Diazapam is not enough.

AnxietySertraline Tue 28-Jun-16 22:37:57

I did

AnxietySertraline Tue 28-Jun-16 22:38:12

On/off for 10 years

Orchidflower1 Wed 29-Jun-16 06:08:38

How did you find it?

AnxietySertraline Wed 29-Jun-16 06:31:29

Ok helped my anxiety - made me a bit sleepy... So came off it... But Big mistake....

PunkrockerGirl Wed 29-Jun-16 06:39:04

Yes, for years. I was prescribed it for depression, primarily, but was told that it's good for anxiety disorders too. No side effects apart from a very dry mouth but I believe that's common with most antidepressants.
Good luck flowers

Orchidflower1 Wed 29-Jun-16 06:50:44

Thanks for the replies. Did you take it am or pm? X

AnxietySertraline Wed 29-Jun-16 06:57:51

Am for years then pm bc of sleepiness - did not change much though...

sparkle789 Wed 29-Jun-16 07:05:33

I'm on it. I take it in the morning.

It didn't make me drowsy but the side affects I had/have are: loss of appetite and weight loss (lost 2 stone fairly quickly but I was overweight so wasn't a problem and that side affect has stopped now) jaw clenching at night, and strange dreams.

MountainDweller Wed 29-Jun-16 18:51:28

I've taken it twice. First time was fine apart from feeling overheated and sweating. Second time was awful... Fatigue, nausea, sweating, shaking and chills like I had flu. Worked for the depression and anxiety and nerve pain but no use as I couldn't get off the sofa! I think it's really hard to predict how you'll react as everyone is so different.

Orchidflower1 Wed 29-Jun-16 18:54:06

Thanks mountaindweller I know what you mean people are different I think it's probably because ive not heard of it before. X

AnxietySertraline Fri 01-Jul-16 21:21:05

Just startet up on cymbalta again today...

Puff42 Thu 07-Jul-16 17:23:30

I take 30 mg at night in case of sleepiness. I love it, it has done wonder for my anxiety and racing thoughts.

AnxietySertraline Thu 07-Jul-16 18:24:41

I am on day 7 with cymbalta now for the 3. time in my life. Started with 30 mg for 2 days, then 60 mg for 3 days and now 90 mg for 2 days so far. Been increasing fast as changing meds from Sertraline and am in hospital...

Orchidflower1 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:18:04

Thanks for responding- hope you're getting better anxietysertraline xx

Haggisfish Tue 20-Dec-16 15:43:07

Can I ask how you're all getting on now? I've just been prescribed this for anxiety and it would be good to hear about any experiences! Thanks.

Margaret1982uk Fri 24-Feb-17 15:27:39

Am due to start this as sertraline didn't agree with me

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