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Annab124
Annab124
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I started on 30mg of duloxetine 2 weeks an 2 days ago but still no improvement in pain:( how long does it take to work ?

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releasethemagic

30mg is a low dose. 60mg is more usual to combat pain. See verywellhealth.com/cymbalta...

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Annab124

Thank you I’ll see the doctor tomorrow

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Pjik

Hi I just started them five days ago I have same question and also about side effects ty

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MichelleButterfly
MichelleButterflyFMA UK Volunteer

New medications can take around 6 weeks for the full effect.

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Billyboy2u

Be careful what you wish for....I’ve been on them for 8 weeks now and mine are working. They help a little with the pain but I’m all over the place when I take them. I fall, trip over things and fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Sometimes I just can’t keep y eyes open despite not being tired and straining my muscles to keep them open

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Annab124
Annab124
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What dosage you On

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Billyboy2u

60 mg one a day

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Annab124

Thank you ! When did you start seeing an improvement x

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YASMINTINA
YASMINTINAFMA UK Volunteer

Hi there, I think 30mg is the lowest dose to start with(someone correct me if I am wrong) I started straight away with 60mg and I think for me proberly 2 weeks to feel a change , it won’t hurt to ask for a call back from your doctor should you not be able to get in for an appointment, everybody can react different when starting a new med but the advice from your gp will give you a piece of mind xx

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Annab124
Annab124
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Thank you very much ! I’ve decided to see how it goes for another two weeks xx

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YASMINTINA
YASMINTINAFMA UK Volunteer
in reply to Annab124

That’s a plan as you might start to see in the next 2 weeks an improvement, I was initially put on it for anxiety which has worked a treat, I think that came about as have cfs/fibro/treated sleep apnea and felt so poorly for awhile I was not coping . Take care xx

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Annab124
Annab124
in reply to YASMINTINA

Aw I’m glad you found something that helps ! Hope that helps for me too, i also suffer with anxiety xx

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