Headache effect of Cymbalta

We have 739 consumer reports for Cymbalta. Headache effect occurred in 9%.

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  1. John I. Manning says:
    3.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Dissociative disturbance; Neuropathy; Depression

    I am so satisfied with Cymbalta. The side effects such as nausea, headache, heavy sweating subsided after a short time. The effectiveness against pain I find good, against the depression, it was not sufficient as the sole drug.

    Side effects: Headache; Sweat; Nausea
  2. Clarissa A. Kidd says:
    3.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    The first 2 weeks of use: Dizziness, nausea, sluggishness, decreased responsiveness, drowsiness, feeling drunk, unable to drive, fast movements (especially when driving as a passenger) caused me extreme dizziness. Negative side effects that I still have: night sweats, sweats during the day, increased sweating, much thirst, dry mouth, increased urination, difficulty concentrating, gastrointestinal problems, headache, body aches, extremely minimized sexual desire, trauma changes, fatigue / fatigue. However, I can live well with these side effects and tolerate Cymbalta otherwise very well!

  3. Ronald J. Jackson says:
    4.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    Numbness in the legs below the knees, calves climbing stairs as heavy as lead, feelings of unreality (like behind glass), severe headaches every morning, extremely irritated (for me completely atypical behavior), nocturnal bladder pain with urination, rapid weight gain, increase or increase of Anxiety, cardiac arrhythmia (salvous), severe nightmares, high blood pressure. The drug I found unbearable. So I asked at the clinic to switch back to venlafaxine, which I had before (this had unfortunately only lost its effect after years).

  4. Mark A. Crowley says:
    3.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    heavy sweating at night and also during the day; frequent urination at night, thereby a maximum of two hours sleep in one go; headache every morning; restless legs at night.

  5. Jessica W. Devoe says:
    4.5 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    Because it helped a lot in my acute illness phase to read experience reports here, I would like to report my experience with Duloxetine (take Duloxalta). My family doctor started with opipramol because I was very skeptical about medication. This drug has kept me alive, was great help, but could not help with depression. The next one from the specialist was escitalopram. Side effects: mild nausea (1 week) and strong lump feeling in the stomach (about 4 weeks), but was not a problem. Has helped against anxiety very well, but was still extremely tired, nothing brought against depression. After 6 weeks switching to duloxetine. Already after two days significant change for the better. Watcher, balanced, less fatigue, feeling secure, what I did not know before. Since I tolerated so well, fast increase to 90mg. Since a small relapse came again, I am today for two and a half months to 120 mg. Do things today that I have not done for 17 years: drive a car, drive a lift. I am much more active and alive again so to speak. I should have taken this step much earlier and had to be treated for medication. Have had depression since youth, and have had two burnouts in recent years. I was just badly informed about the modern drugs. Of course it is not a miracle cure, but without the media, for example, I would not have been nervous and physically able to do psychotherapy. Therefore, my tips to those who are as strong in the dog as I was, it was really about life or death, looking for a good specialist who takes you seriously, if necessary change the doctor, that’s your right and also a good family doctor who supports you. If you do not find a psychotherapist fast enough, you can temporarily go to a psychological consultation eg at the Diakonie, because you get a quick appointment and has the feeling you are not alone. I did that too and was good. And then just work together with the right doctor and take what he says, my doctor, for example, always explains everything and has always been right. If you are afraid of NW, just talk about it. For example, I was afraid of nausea and that’s why I let myself be prescribed with mcp tablets. I do not need it then. Most NW go away pretty fast. In the beginning, I had a headache, but only mild and went away after a few days. Always just shortly after the dose increase. Now and then I have a little bit of sleep disturbance because of restless legs, but it does not bother me. I would have accepted even more NW for this good attitude to life I have now. Priceless. I am so thankful that modern medicine has such possibilities here. So, do not lose heart, it can take some time, but it can go after a major depression again as good as you would not have thought possible. The most important: get help, even if you have to look for it sometimes, but they exist! All the best!

  6. Adam L. Warrick says:
    4.5 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    Just a few hours after the first dose, the first side effects occurred. These then increased over the next few days. – orgasm disorders – hot flashes – sweating – headaches – circulatory problems Indulging the effect is harder to define but recognizable. Lows that approached, I could ward off better and I was more relaxed. In stressful situations I felt a kind of feeling of warmth inside me. This disappeared after a few weeks. Otherwise, I always had a depressing feeling in such situations. Again to the side effects … After a few weeks, these are partially gone. Sexually I’m still less irritable but the orgasm has practically normalized. The headaches are hardly a problem anymore. Unfortunately, the sweating and the slight circulatory problems have remained.

  7. Carlos V. Lowe says:
    4.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Personality disorders; Social phobia; Depression

    At the beginning of taking Cymbalta 30mg capsules I suffered daily from permanent tiredness, headache, increased anxiety, aggression, mild confusion, increased sweating, increased high blood pressure and general malaise. The above side effects resolved almost completely after about 4-6 weeks. For several months thereafter, I did not feel any positive effect of this antidepressant. However, after about six months of taking Cymbalta 60mg capsules, the full effect began with me. IMPORTANT: I strongly advise against excessive consumption of alcohol when taking Cymbalta. Experience has shown that this combination is not very well tolerated.

  8. Janet M. Span says:
    4.5 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    I take Cymbalta 60mg for about 3months for depression. Although they help very well against my depression and I’m mentally almost flawless, I still can not recommend. I have had some physical problems since taking Cymbalta and have to switch back to another medication. I suffer from constant nausea and vomiting about 3 times a week. In addition, I often have stomach aches and sweat terribly at night. For this I suffer from headaches and dizziness and have daily for 3 months spotting.

  9. Ernest J. Clements says:
    4.5 rating

    Cymbalta for Anxiety disorders

    Dear people. Even my ordeal to my depressive mood was long and very individual, which is why I spared him here. I am 39 years old, weigh 95 to 100 kg (sometimes, sometimes) and in the past I was a very fun-loving, boisterous young man, who loved sports a lot. A so-called warhorse, without wanting to boast of myself. But the tide always turns, or as you say on the stock market: “What comes up, MUST come down.” So in my case. So life is. I have been given beta-blockers (metohexal succ. 95 mg) for years because my diagnosis (inner restlessness, fatigue, listlessness, brooding) lasted for years and my blood pressure was constantly too high. When I came home in my service as a money transport driver one night and shivered all over, I realized that there might be another cause. From one day to the other, I suddenly could not drive any more, or get into a tight car, without being bothered by panic attacks (panic disorders). One evening when I was sitting in the cinema with a friend and the lights went out, the air was gone and I had to leave the hall. My family doctor then referred me to a psychologist who diagnosed claustrophobia, in conjunction with depressive moodiness. She recommended a so-called behavioral therapy (talk therapy) and wanted to know if I had until I found a place to take supportive medication. I should make the decision myself. She only said that it could only help because side effects would have every other drug, too. I was very skeptical and inquired with friends and acquaintances, read the booklet given on the subject of panic disorder / depression and was at a loss. Horror scenarios were described to me. I have been told by self-help groups where patients are sitting who have taken antidepressants for years and have now taken on handsome body mass. I should just keep my hands off, some said. The medicine prescribed for me is called Cymbalta and seems to be relatively new. I decided to trust the advice of my psychologist and research and began taking the antidepressant Cymbalta (30 mg, once a morning, with my beta-blockers), feared the worst, and informed my best friend (as suggested on the leaflet) about the onset medication. Well, the first two weeks are indeed not only pleasant, but the side effects were limited for me. At first my blood pressure rose and I felt an unpleasant pressure on the temples during the day. My appetite subsided. Actually, I would not have had to eat all day; I would not have missed anything. After three days, the pressure in the temples eased and I felt a comforting sensation a few hours after taking it, as if taking a light drug. I suddenly relaxed, which had been difficult for years and decided to “get things” on me. Since I consumed less food, my digestion normalized to taking Cymbalta (I have about 10 to 15 kg overweight). However, the bowel tends to flatulence in the first few weeks. After two weeks, the side effects disappeared completely and I continued to take Cymbalta 30 mg once a day. After a hundred days the pack was all over and I consulted my psychologist again. I felt a little bit better and I thought the intake would be stopped. Puff cake! “Yes, that’s enjoyable, then we start with 60mg of Cymbalta,” I heard the doctor say, “100 days, once in the morning, as usual”. “Mam, yes, mum. “, I thought to myself and berabte again the ten (10!) € uron additional payment for this obviously very expensive Stöffchen. The side effects were similar to the beginning of the intake, only not so pronounced and disappeared again after two weeks. However, after about a week I got the promised on the package leaflet throat infection. A sore throat is very uncomfortable and painful. I could barely stop coughing and had to stop taking Cymbalta for a while. The sore throat is but thank God occurred only once. A lot of drinking! However, which in my case occurs very often and is very unpleasant, ALBWOOD, which occur only since I take the 60mg dosage. They occur almost every night and are as intense as I have never experienced before. Most of the time I wake up in the morning, in the truest sense of the word “sweaty bathed” and think, “Wow, luck again”. My nightmares are always about persecution. In that regard, my soul probably has not processed anything, or was earlier

  10. Marian D. Fenske says:
    4.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Bipolar disorder

    Constant outbreaks of sweat; aggravated by the onset of menopause Acute fatigue, sometimes hard to prevent falling asleep within seconds gaining weight, only to get hold of by rigorous Maßhalten. Normal meals impossible. Severe headache, occurring suddenly at night. confused and intense dreams, concentration problems In reducing the dose (1×30 instead of 2x 30g) enormous withdrawal symptoms … circulation, dizziness.

  11. Lois R. Rodriguez says:
    4.5 rating

    Cymbalta for Somatization; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Hello, I have been suffering from depression, sleep disorders and chronic pain for about 20 years. For many years this was not recognized by my family doctor and therefore mistreated, e.g. with painkillers. Several therapies have failed. For some years I go to the psychiatrist and have tried different antidepressants but dropped off because of very high side effects. Recently, a scientific study was looking for people with depression who should get Cymbalta. Unfortunately, I was not in the mood for it, because they had people who had suicidal thoughts schonmal not allowed to take. But there was a good one, I ordered Cymbalta from my psychiatrist. Yes, this medication is the Oberhammer, I had only mild side effects for the first week, mild headaches and tiredness and blurred vision, that was not an issue in the second week, as flew away. Now I have an orgasm disorder and less sexual interest, but I can live well with that, especially since my partner is not so active. After about 3 weeks I got a great drive, full of the desire to take the life again, to occupy me. Now after 5 weeks I feel that I have been blind for decades and finally able to see. It’s as if my eyes have been opened. A clear mind, the clouds warped, nothing that clouds the senses. I can sleep well, sleep through and have no more nightmares that have always burdened me a lot. At the beginning with Cymbalta I had changed dreams, a bit confused, which has normalized after only one week. The pain is reduced, but I still take 30mg, which I would like to increase to 60mg. I’m still a bit scared because of side effects, but my psychiatrist has already given the go-ahead, and I’m glad for that I’m feeling so good. He said I look like the flourishing life. I am back in life!

  12. Lyndsay J. Herd says:
    3.0 rating

    Cymbalta for Depression

    After a long time taking Cymbalta I try now with this new drug Elontril. Side effects: strong headaches feel very bad – hope it’s just initial difficulties, will definitely hold out for 2 weeks.

    Side effects: Headache
  13. Rosina J. Blodgett says:
    3.5 rating

    At the beginning (10 days) nausea and severe dizziness, equally severe fatigue after three days of orgasm difficulty (delayed orgasm to inability to reach orgasm even with masturbation – a mixture of compulsive and cramped need to achieve an orgasm) for two weeks I have the med independently deposed and have always been dizziness and headache.