June 1, 2023

Cymbalta or Duloxetine is a medication that is used to treat mainly Depression and Anxiety but also is used to treat Fibromyalgia, Diabetic and other types of Neuropathy, Joint pain and even Hot Flashes related to menopause. Get a doctors perspective on how this mediation can help you and what to expect while taking it. You’ll learn about both common and some of the more rare side effects that you should watch out for.

Are you suffering from fibromyalgia or other types of pain? keep watching to learn a little more about welcome to family med, i’m dr. richardson information to help your family make healthy decisions. on today’s episode we are going to be going duloxetine is the generic version of cymbalta which was released in 2004. anxiety but since has been found to be helpful joint

Pain, nerve pain often times associated it’s in the class of medications that we call these are a group of medications that target serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain down in the nerves thus keeping your levels higher. lot of the functions of the body like mood, it is one of the chemicals that plays a big when you are suffering from depression or to things like eating

Healthy and exercise, of sleep, targeting these chemicals in the allowing people to resume a normal life when so as i mentioned before, cymbalta is a medication including depression, anxiety, pain and even hot flashes. if you think you are suffering from any of it’s important that you know that you don’t remember depression and anxiety are as real blood pressure and you

Shouldn’t feel any ok, so you’ve talked to your doctor and you well, first of all it comes in a capsule at doses of 20, 30 and 60mg. just like other antidepressant medications, within 1-2 weeks but it typically doesn’t reach its full effect for 4-6 weeks. if you are going to be taking it, you want doing so can really affect how well it’s going also, unless you’re having

Some significant being on it a few weeks, you don’t want to stop this medication abruptly. norepinephrine and stopping it quickly will most doctors recommend that, if the medication stopping it sooner than that, because you increases your risk for having your symptoms return. to continue on it longer than the 6 months then it is safe to do so. especially if you are taking

It for your fibromyalgia, it’s a medication that treats more of the i have patients that have decided that they so what kind of side effects should you look out for? sometimes these lists can be intimidating i rarely have patients on it that want to stop due to significant side effects. some common ones that are possible would be sleeping, some dry mouth, constipation or

Abdominal pain. when you take it or by taking it with food usually with time, they start to get better on their own. this can be a known problem with most antidepressants in my experience with patients however, it i certainly hear more complaints from medications like zoloft or paxil. probably the most common reason i have somebody is that they “didn’t like the way it

Made them feel”. that certainly isn’t the goal of this kind of treatment. if we turn you into a zombie and you are neither we still want you to be happy when you are so if you are noticing things like that then there are some rare side effects that you this is not an exhaustive list, however it’s medication including escitalopram have the you may be feeling really down

Right now, anxiety get worse or you start having suicidal i always recommend when starting these kinds let them know about these risks so they can other rare side effects can be certain heart reactions and something called serotonin syndrome this is very rare but can present with symptoms and high blood pressure, dilated pupils, loss if you think this is happening to you,

Get so, if you are deciding to not take a medication side effect, you can potentially be robbing remember it’s important to keep the perspective there are a lot of other options out there depression and anxiety as well chronic pain its as real as any other medical condition out there. i’m always amazed at what a significant difference it’s certainly not for everybody and

Yes there if, however, you and your doctor feel that plan you now have a good foundation of knowledge having that information can be really powerful in your life. my purpose in sharing this information is it�s not meant to give you direct medical advice in your own personal situation. overall, i hope you have found this information of the stigma that surrounds taking

Medication for mental health issues. i have a lot of great videos out there on a variety of health topics. be well informed and make better decisions about you and our family’s health. like this video, subscribe and hit that notification until next time, this familymed with dr. richardson it’s the only one you have.

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Cymbalta (Duloxetine): What are the Side Effects? Watch Before You Start! By Erik Richardson D.O.