You've probably seen the television commercials or magazine ads for Cymbalta, and you might be wondering what makes it different from other antidepressants. Since I know that the writing in the medication insert is dense enough to make your eyes cross and your head nod, I've distilled some of the basic information about it here.
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) prescribed for the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress urinary incontinence, nerve pain and fibromyalgia. Other antidepressants in the SNRI family that you may have heard of are Effexor and Serzone. SNRIs act on two neurotransmitters in the brain, namely serotonin and norepinephrine, to prevent their reabsorption after they act on receptors.
As with several other SNRIs, Cymbalta's most common side effects are nausea, dry mouth, drowsiness, headache, changes in appetite, vivid dreams, dizziness and sexual side effects. This is ...
I get daily migrains. I am on !25 mgs of Topaamx, 520 mgs of Verapamil,and 60 mgs of cymbalta.
I also take releplex or frova when the paim starts. Does any one have any ideas?.
How many days a week are you taking the Relpax or Frova. If more than two or three days a week, they could be making matters worse by causing medication overuse headaches, aka rebound. For more information on this, see Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires .
How long have you been taking the Topamax, verapamil, and Cymbalta? These medications can take a trial of up to three months to know if they're going to work for you. If you've given them a fair trial, it's time to try something else. If you're not making progress with your current doctor, it's time for an actual Migraine specialist. If you need assistance locating one, there's a link below to our directory of recommended specialists.
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I have been very busy with my upcoming 36 th family reunion. My reunion committee is comprised of 2 nd generation planners of the event. We met at my house to finalize plans for this year. In addition to me having to develop the agenda, I also type out the notes. This year, I have used the computer to send out all communications to the members of the committee. That has really helped. To top off all my duties, I also took over the production of the annual family newsletter from my sister who has had a tragedy strike her family.
I didn’t think I would be able to continue in these activities after my diagnosis of vascular dementia . At first, I thought life would go downhill quickly. After reading extensively and the addition of Aricept and Cymbalta to my medication regime, I have found that I am capable of doing much more than I ever thought I would be. Don’t get me wrong—I still have little short term me...
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