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Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) - day 10

Posted by jrbecker on September 2, 2004, at 12:26:28

In reply to Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) - day 7, posted by jrbecker on August 30, 2004, at 10:59:27

here's my 2nd report...

still taking 30mg in the morning. as far as side effects, some slight sleepiness throughout the early part of the day and some very mild sleep disruption a few nights. As for the daytime sleepiness, I'd guess that it's gotten about 50% better since I started, so this is hopefully good news for most of you.

I have noticed a gradual improvement of my affect anxiety, and motivation in this last week and a half -- nothing phenomenal but definitely significant.

Dare I up it 40mg? I think the deicision will rest on whether the 20mg tablets will be available to me anytime soon. My main concern in doing this would be any increase in apathy that might go along with it. But so far, I've felt more motivated than compared with my old dose of effexor, so maybe an increase might help rather than hinder my inner drive.


> here's my first report...
> taking 30mg once daily in the morning. only side effects are some mild somnolence about 3-6 hours after dosing. Some nights, I have experienced a little sleep disruption and initial insomnia on some nights. But I've been able to still make it to the gym, so I can't say that there's been any decrease in my overall enegry level. To my relief, I have not experienced any increase in anxiety or agitation. As Scott mentioned, the drug is rather "clean."
> So far, I must admit that this is a welcomed improvement over my prior regimen of Effexor 37.5mg.
> I plan to stick with 30mg for a couple more weeks.
> I haven't ruled out upping to 40mg (20mg BID) or even decreasing to 20mg. As you might guess, I'm fairly med sensitive.
> JB




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