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Deanny644
Deanny644
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Hello everyone,I hope you are all well? Is anyone on Duloxetine? Does it help and how long did it take to kick in? I have just started it and just wanted to hear from people who take it.

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Ginsing

Hi Deanny644 I use Duloxetine and have been for a couple of years. Recently upped the dose. It is great for anxiety so over time it is strangely useful.

I take mine in the morning but I know of others who swear by night

Give it a couple of weeks to settle down ! Good luck

xGinsing

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NurseGladys123

I did try for 1 month recently, and it stopped me sleeping, with sleep deparavation already in full swing with fibro I decided to stop-big mistake as I had withdrawal for a week or so.

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Telynores

I've been on Duloxetine for over a year. It helped me sleep within a very short time.

Unlike NurseGladys123 but we're all different.

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Dionne0208

I've been on duloxetine for a few years 120mg 60 morning and 60 nightly, I remember it taking a while to get used to, about 6 weeks of feeling a bit strange but I stuck with it, they definitely help especially with my anxiety, hope you get on with them xx

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spider555

Had to stop with headache and vomiting.

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Deanny644

Thank you everyone. I will do an update to let you all know if it helped me.

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60Chrissy

Hi i took Duloxetine last year for three months. My head felt terrible for a few weeks. My doctor said it has good results with the pain side of Fibromyalgia plus spose to help with depression symptoms- sadly work was an issue and pain was an issue so felt quite dragged down with it all! Biggest problem for me was that the drug did not stop the pain and it just numbed my brain from emotions and I did not want to feel that way!

Don't think my doctor was well pleased that I stopped! I just use ice packs, rest, general pain relief, occasional Ametryptiline which I just lace the side of my tongue with (I know sounds crazy but it sends me off to sleep with in minutes and don't wake up with hang over headache) various aromatherapy oils, lots of vitamins and now 5HTP recommend by Dr R Murphree in his book Beating and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome. 5HTP helps with building up levels of Serotonin and melatonin. I am starting to feel less emotional and sleeping deeper l except this time as I went to bed too early had 5 hrs sleep which is good for me but niw away 3.30 a.m. But iff to try again to sleep. Take care 😀

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Deanny644
Deanny644
in reply to 60Chrissy

I have been watching his videos on Facebook. I wanted to start taking 5hpt if the duloxetine does not help I am going to try it next. X

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Deanny644
Deanny644
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Is his book good.

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60Chrissy
60Chrissy
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Yes it has been pieces of a puzzle coming together for me. I think its about £18 but it is knowledge that doctors don't talk about. Drugs are not the be all answer to our health problem. Dr Murphree offers alternative solutions and understanding. I am. Ot a doctor and cannot advise anyone but he does make sense and he is offering hope to Fibromyalgia sufferers and I have mot had that for long time. Check out some replies that I have done as I have written at length about his suggestions to start feeling better. Particularly boosting serotonin in a natursl way and the importance if REM sleep. Let me know how you get on. Have a good day 😀

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neesey1005

hi I was duloxetine for over 8 months loved it a first - pain less - walking better - but had to stop it = started to get a bad reaction - awful bruising appeared, headaches, gained nearly a stone in weight and my hair thinned - I have now been drug free for about 7 months - have bad pain days if I overdo it but weight is coming down and feel more clear headed - good luck - Neese x

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60Chrissy

Wow drug free for 7 minths that's amazing! Dr Murphree is all for taking natural supplements. I have resisted drugs /meds but sometimes you need something to take the edge off.

I feel like I have found a piece to a puzzle reading this book. Heard for a long time Fibro sufferers have high levels of "P" substance in their spinal fluid which is why we have such pain. But Dr Murphree says boosting Serotonin levels blocks the "P" substance! Which would mean less pain. So have been taking 5 HTP 50 mg and have found my sleep improving! It is a natural supplement /plant! I am boosting my vitamins, B's , calcium, magnesium, CO10 and Spirilina as and when I remember lol! I am less emotional too! Hope this helps 😀

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