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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/31/2014 10:11:10 PM

Reviewer: Daisy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication 2 months before I was able to get myself to take it because I read the side effects and was scared to. In my mind I was sure I would get every one of them as soon as I took the first pill. Finally was able to try it and I was so glad that I did. An hour after I took the first one, I felt a calmness come over me. After being on it for 3 days I felt almost normal aga ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/26/2014 6:24:27 PM

Reviewer: Jack, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking this for 10 years. I take 120mg once a day in the morning. I also take 300 mg. Wellbutrin once a day am..I had been a heavy drinker all my life but quit drinking 20 years before I started Cymbalta. Depression and anxiety, which I'd had all my life, caused me to add Cymbalta. Down side has been weight gain (40 lbs) and minor sex problems. Performance but not desire. The pro ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/24/2014 11:50:44 AM

Reviewer: thonaker, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
While on this drug my heart raced so badly a doctor in an emergency room thought that I had a heart attack. My General doctor figured it out told me to stop taking it and my heart rate went back to normal range.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/21/2014 12:13:40 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had severe depression for many years and had tried virtually every type of anti-depressant and many different combinations. After a nearly fatal suicide attempt and 20 sessions of ECT, Cymbalta was released and I began taking 120mg. Other than heavy sweating, I've had no serious side effects and within two weeks the depression began to lift and has never returned. I had all but given up on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/20/2014 3:04:42 PM

Reviewer: Elise, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
this drug helped my depression at the expense of my emotional capacity. no empathy, poor judgement and heavy drinking. Physical impact included high blood pressure, heavy weight gain leading to high cholesterol, and the inability to empty my bladder leading to chronic UIT's. I did a gradual taper under my psychiatrist's guidance and went through a devastating withdrawal from which i still ... Show Full Comment

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