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Duloxotine advice b4 I take them

Hi everyone, just been to docs after coming of citalapram , docs giving me duloxotine 40mg per day to start, she's said it's proven to have success with fibroymialga , however after just spending two wks with withdrawal I'm terrified of starting new tabs , she said there quite strong antidepressant and I should benefit once in my system, input please as want to be seen to be helping myself, advice needed please before I put these drugs in my mouth !!!!! I work and have little one

Thanks all much love Nicki x

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Hi Homer,

I have been using Duloxotine for about a year find them very helpful and calming. I have Fibro amongst other things and they help balance my emotions out I still cry at the drop of a hat but I am getting used to that.

Good luck with them x gins


If your ever worried about side effects try taking meds at night at least you get some sleep so don't notice side effects as much hugs xx


Some info on Duloxetine for you, hope it helps -


Many thanks x


I felt dreadful on Duloxetine, so came off it, yet I have a couple of Fibro friends who think it's wonderful. I guess it's really a case of trying it & see how you manage with it. Just because you've had a previous bad experience, it doesn't mean that this will be.

Good luck x


Thanks, don't get me wrong I've had many successful years on anti d's ,it's cos it's strong and new, il give them a go and see

Nicki xxxx


I was on Duloxetine for a fortnight earlier this year. It made me very sleepy and I was out for the count most mornings, only surfacing at lunchtime. I was then more woolly-headed than usual. My GP felt that I'd do better increasing my Amitriptyline instead, so I came off the Duloxetine. I don't know anybody else who's tried it, but all you can do is suck it and see, as with any medication. Keep a record of things if you're worried. I presume your GP wants to see you for a review within the next month?


Hi, I've just started it today! Prescribed by psychiatrist but he knows I also hope it will help the fibro. Will keep you posted.



Please let me know as its the starting side affects that bother me, good luck

Regards Nicki x


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