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Has anyone taken duloxetine for depression if so wat side effects did u have

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We are all different when it comes down to side effects so what drugs effect us may not suit another. Take this medication and allow five weeks to get used to them as you progress

BOB

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texty18 in reply to borderriever

Yer thats y I wanted to hear from people who have taken it ok thanks I will try them n see need to get off amitryptiline first x

Hi I am on Duloxetine I think it is brill. Have major depression and cant live without it. No side effects for me. Am on Amitriptyline too.

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texty18 in reply to Dwnup

See i was told I have to stop taking amitryptiline as there's an interaction to both thank u x

Hi I have been on Duloxetine for over 8 years getting up to dose of 90 mg a day. No probs or side effects but now starting to lose its effect. My GP has worked on a way of reducing the Duloxetine and putting me on Mirtazapan. So far so good. Give it a go, I am sure it will help.

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texty18 in reply to Lin1944

OK thank u x

I’ve been on Duloxetine since July, the only side effects I’ve had which are pretty persistent, colic, gives me a dodgy gastric pain about an hr after taking it, and chronic diarrhoea.

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texty18 in reply to Bluesqiggle

Hiya does imodium help i have ibs d which I'm worried about too that it will just make it worse xx

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Bluesqiggle in reply to texty18

I’ve not taken Imodium so far, just trying to manage it, I have found taking it at night reduces the awareness of the colicky feeling and also the runs! It’s working well for me though, I am on 60mg a day, I do feel it helps greatly, there are times when I feel slightly anxious and paranoid but I think that’s more hormonal. I really hope it works for you, this was pretty much my only option.

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texty18 in reply to Bluesqiggle

OK fair dues doesn't it keep u awake though. Yer I've tried loadsa different antidepressants this is one of the ones I haven't tried yet thank u I hope so too otherwise I dunno wat I will do can u still work with the stomach issues I figure as long as I can still work then il be ok x

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Bluesqiggle in reply to texty18

I still lead a normal life, I don’t find they keep me awake thankfully, I find I function better in the mornings too, far more alert. I’m thinking the regular loo visits maybe because of something else though.

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texty18 in reply to Bluesqiggle

OK thats gd to hear glad u can still function on it fair enough well hopefully u can get it sorted thanks so much for the info x