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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Will Cymbalta make me feel better before it kills me?



Cymbalta is an antidepressant made by Lilly. I'm not depressed. I almost never get depressed. One of my docs just prescribed Cymbalta for pain control.

The doc said all medicines have side effects and I should not be concerned about the list of warnings from Lilly:
 
  • Cymbalta may cause suicidal thought and behavior
  • Cymbalta may cause severe liver problems, sometimes fatal
  • Cymbalta may cause life-threatening skin reactions
  • Cymbalta may cause falls, possibly resulting in serious injuries
  • Cymbalta may worsen diabetes
  • Cymbalta may cause nausea
  • Cymbalta may cause dry mouth
  • Cymbalta may cause sleepiness
  • Cymbalta may cause fatigue
  • Cymbalta may cause constipation
  • Cymbalta may cause dizziness
  • Cymbalta may cause decreased appetite
  • Cymbalta may cause increased sweating
  • Cymbalta may cause increased blood pressure
  • Cymbalta may cause low sodium levels
  • Cymbalta may cause bleeding
  • Cymbalta may worsen glaucoma
  • Cymbalta may cause problems with urine flow
  • Cymbalta may cause headaches
  • Cymbalta may cause weakness
  • Cymbalta may cause confusion
  • Cymbalta may cause problems concentrating
  • Cymbalta may cause memory problems
Reading the list of side effects is definitely depressing. I have not yet had the prescription filled.


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1 comment:

  1. Thought this post was great. When did Cymbalta start being used for pain control? I thought it was just used for self euthanasia.

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