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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
8/10/2014 10:39:26 AM

Reviewer: LPN57, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug now for 5 years. And it changed my life so much for the better. I was switched from Cymbalta to Duloxetine still at60 MGS. As a retired LNP anything over 60 MGS is not useful. When I first started taking it nothing changed in the first 3 weeks. I was in a very,very, dark place. Then 1 day I was driving over to babysit my 3 WK old grandson in the past when I was driving alw ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
8/6/2014 3:44:56 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/11/2014 10:03:54 PM

Reviewer: Noon, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Brand (Lilly) had been better at treating depression related to pain, 30 mg twice per day. Generic (Teva) doesn't seem to manage my depression as well, but Lilly has increased their pricing so I had to switch. Overall, Cymbalta, was prescribed as a dual purpose medication and it's effective enough to deal with both.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
6/14/2014 2:55:28 PM

Reviewer: Jeff, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I switched from 90mg/day Cymbalta to 90mg/day Duloxetine. The Duloxetine is just not as effective. Duloxetine 90mg feels like Cymbalta 60mg. I suspect the dosage might not be consistent because sometimes I experience symptoms of a missed dose - disturbing vivid dreams and anxiety.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
5/15/2014 8:52:32 AM

Reviewer: Angie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Taking generic Cymbalta (duloxetine) has made my depression/anxiety much worse. I feel terrible/mental confusion/lack of energy. Does not work for me.

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