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Duloxetine

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Duloxetine

Postby cdcrossy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:29 am

hi just seen pain consultant and after giving him all paperwork on what i wanted sativex got given these duloxetine 30mg one at night to go with the 22 other tabs i take a day just wanted to know how long it takes to adjust to body as i feel like all spazzed out twitching and feel weird but my night on the couch haven't been better hahaha
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby Zia2014 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:22 pm

I felt exactly the same and came off them. They were supposed to help me sleep but they made me feel totally wired all the time and buzzing. After 2 or 3 weeks or no sleep whatsoever I came off them.
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby cdcrossy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:18 pm

yeh i feel weird and my legs last night were twitching it was funny then i could proper feel my heart beat. i only sleep 3 hrs night but slept 4 last night.
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby liz.coughup » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:42 pm

I've started taking duloxetine 30mg just over two weeks ago in addition to nortriptyline. I felt like that the first week of taking it but its starting to wear off now and the real effects seem to be starting. I'm sleeping better and I'm not in quite so much pain all day, also a bit less exhausted when I get home from work. I would recommend persevering a little longer and if its no better in a week or so go back to the dr. Good luck.
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby Polaris » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:46 am

I was originally prescribed Duloxetine by the Fibromyalgia clinic at Guys but the consultant did not take in to account that I had liver problems. I checked with my liver specialist before taking the drug and the Fibromyalgia consultant changed me to Pregabalin.

It's really important that if you have any history or concerns relating to your liver that you check first before taking Duloxetine.
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby LibbyWick » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:50 am

Try to persevere with them. It takes a couple of weeks to adjust. I started with 30mg morning and night then went to 60mg am and pm. I did wonder for a while if they were effective but having run out when I was on holiday I discovered just how much they helped. I wouldn't be without them now. Hope things settle down quickly for you. :grouphug:
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby cdcrossy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:02 am

yes for a week or so i was all messed up but I'm going to the dr this week or defiantly nxt week to get more plus my prescription so hopefully the consultants report has gone to him and it will be sorted out but i do feel like i could do with one in the day as now at night I'm more relaxed and actually sleep 4 hrs :) which is better than before
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:52 am

Generally, with anti~ds, such as Duloxetine, it can take around a month for benefits to start making their presence felt. And it isn't unusual to find that, for the first week or 2 that you feel like you're away with the fairies at space cadet school. This does usually ease tho, if you're able to cope with the sensation for a while.

Sleeping for 4hrs sounds wonderfully blissful, I hope it carries on for you :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:


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Re: Duloxetine

Postby cdcrossy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:23 pm

think i spoke too soon been sleeping 3 hrs since waking up with my leg twitching like its kicking someone
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby fibro-lu » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:48 pm

hi
I'm on them (60mg per day) since about a year now
for me they are a God sent!!!

pain has gone down but most beneficial was the mental improvement

sometimes when diarrhoea hits me and flushes everything out to quickly
I do get too low and then it's downhill and will take a few weeks until I'm up again

so I can and do understand that people say
it is horrible to come off of them

I don't want to come off them anyway
cause this would mean going back to a 24/7 life of darkness

the first few weeks I was drawn to the fridge but resisted, so no weight gain etc

hope that helps someone
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Re: Duloxetine

Postby cdcrossy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:45 am

thanks for replying i am with u since i had these little buggers added i have noticed i feel better at night but i had a run in with the doc yet was i have nearly ran out. when i rang at 8:30am for 15 mins before getting threw i got a telephone appointment hahahahaha as i got told there was no appointments left to see a doc. now when the doc rang she asked whats up i started laughing then asked about this pill the consultant gave me as said i need more to which the reply was we have nothing about this how do we know u have it. so i said because I'm looking at the packet i got at the hospital and if i had a proper appointment you could see it too do u want to Skype ill show u. then the doc tells me ill put it on my list of things todo to catch up and look for report from consultant hahahahaha. then says ill give u 7 days worth (oh lucky me) also i asked for my monthly prescription to get told i have to put it in writing hahahah then i said well i tried to get a appointment first thing this morn and was told telephone only so that i could get my new tabs added to my old prescription. so after that i rang the consultants secutary and she had sent out the reports one to me and one to docs the day before. its a nightmare when u need the help u wait weeks, when u get there u get messed about then they cannot communicate with each other to get a simple bit of information to each other. does anybody else have these stupid problems. :crazy:
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