Dangers of Cymbalta

What is Cymbalta used for?

Cymbalta has been approved by the FDA for both the treatment of depression and the management of pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Two totally different things but hey if the say it works then they must be right huh?

Cymbalta (an SSNRI) targets two chemicals, serotonin and norepinephrine, that are believed to play a role (key word “believed” just like how they believed the world was flat) in how the brain and body affect mood and pain.

Impotant Information About this dangerous Drug?

Caution see side effects below this drug may make you even more depressed.

Postmarketing reports of hepatic injury (including hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice) suggest that patients with preexisting liver disease who take duloxetine may have an increased risk for further liver damage. The new labeling extends the Precaution against using Cymbalta in patients with substantial alcohol use to include those patients with chronic liver disease. It is recommended that Cymbalta not be administered to patients with any hepatic insufficiency.

What Makes Cymbalta a dangerous Drug ( side effects):

    Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk — Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD),both adult and pediatric, may experience worsening of their depression and/or the emergence of suicidal ideation and behavior. (nice huh? It can actually make you more depressed, what the heck is that?)
  • Other Side Effects – Constipation, Decreased appetite, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fatigue ,Increased sweating, Loss of strength or energy, Sleepiness

Common Misspelling or other names: simbalal, simbaltal, cymbaltil


14 Comments on "Dangers of Cymbalta"

  1. Sally Weatherill on Fri, 27th Aug 2010 1:36 am 

    This drug ruined my life I cant get a police clearance for my nursing as this drug sent me nuts and I committed criminal acts whilst taking cybalta and tried to commit suicide

  2. Sally Weatherill on Fri, 27th Aug 2010 1:38 am 

    This drug is dangerous and should be banned

  3. learnFMnow on Sun, 28th Nov 2010 12:03 pm 

    Cymbalta pulled me out of a major depressive episode recently. I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder for the last 20 years. No depression flares occured in many years until recently. My doctor put me on Cymbalta for the depression and I stopped Effexor. (which was not working). Anyway, my point is, I was almost suicidal with depression until I was into about 6 weeks of Cymbalata therapy.The doctor also bumped the dose to 120 mg before it helped me. But when it kicked in, I got my life back. So, I take the chances with Cymbalta because before Cymbalta I felt like throwing myself under a bus and hated waking up in the mornings I was so depressed. So, if I ever have to stop the drug I suspect it will be a problem. But for now I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  4. samantha on Tue, 25th Jan 2011 3:54 pm 

    I was in a huge state of panic about a year ago..i woke up fearing everything,thinking i was going to die, thinking some one i loved was going to die i was living in fear constatly. i was so panicy that i spent several months going from doctor to doctor i was having horrible chest pain. after much testing it was concluded that i was healthy except i was tensing up so tight and so often that i was injuring my chest shoulder and back muscles.Then came cymbalta. i started with 30 mg every day then was moved up to 60.Allmost immediatly it began to help.Little by little, and tiny inch by tiny inch i began to feel better.I began laughing again, i wanted to get out of bed again and do things. Cymbalta may not be the answer for every one, but it may be for some. Some times when your back is up against the wall and your barely able to function.. you have to try different things. Im glad i did try it

  5. Terrell kirk on Tue, 8th Nov 2011 9:31 pm 


  6. Bianca on Fri, 9th Mar 2012 5:09 pm 

    I have been taking this for about a month now, and it is helping my fibromyalgia. The pain and numbness seem to be relieved somewhhat. I recommend trying it

  7. jeannine on Tue, 12th Jun 2012 9:23 pm 

    i have started taking cymbalta about 1 month ago. at first the result was good. i had been taking effexor for about 15 years and my hands and body started to shake and i had some dizziness. at this time my doctor started me on the cymbalta and stopped the effexor. after the first 3 weeks i had felt better and then the depression came back only a lot worse. i did not want to go outside nor did i feel like doing anything but laying in the bed and watching tv. i went back to the doctor and he increased the cymbalta from 60 mg to 90 mg and added wellbutrin. this happened only about 2 days ago. my moood hasn’t changed. i have hep. c and fibromaylgia and rhemutoid arthritis. what now…….

  8. George on Fri, 7th Sep 2012 1:28 am 

    Cymbalta is an evil drug. I am prescribed it for a lower back injury I sustained due being being assaulted.
    I’m prescribed 60mg a day and have been taking it for just over 6 months. Being cripled with a lower back injury for 2 years and going bankrupt due to not being able to work and pay my bills my Dr believes I now suffer from Major Depression. I feel that I’m only depressed due to these circumstances, becoming disabled, not being able to do much anymore and financial ruin. I have never suffered depression before. My DR insists I continue to take it even tho I am experiencing horrible side effects.
    Since taking Cymbalta I now find myself crying randomly daily and feeling like a broken man. I hardly see my friends anymore as I feel like something is wrong with me, I’m embarrassed that they will think I have lost my mind.I dont want them to see me like this. I have become a recluse. I have lost my sex drive and my happy nature.
    It has made me feel so depressed, have suicidal thoughts, has killed my motivation and I hardly sleep at night even tho it makes me tired all the time. I toss and turn every night, clench my jaw regulary like it is locked into position and my legs are very restless. I wake up in a pool of sweat every morning even in winter.
    My mouth is so dry , I never feel hydrated, hardly eat, but on the positive side it has decreased the amount of cigarettes I smoke from a packet of 20 day to only 5 smokes a day which is good.
    I feel so agitated, erratic, highly strung, it makes me talk too much, forgetful, clumsy. I have hot flushes and random episodes of excessive sweating and people look at me strangely when I’m in conversation with them. I get the shakes and feel like I don’t own my body. Sometimes I just lay on the sofa and stare blankly into space like a zombie. Time passes me by and I don’t even notice or care. Its like the rest of the world doesn’t exist. I have never felt like this before.
    I have now decided to wean myself off this drug, I’m worried about the withdrawl, its going to be hell but I just want to feel normal again.
    Being able to express my feelings here feels like a weight has come off my chest, I can’t talk to my friends or family about it , as I have cut off most communication with them due to feeling unwell and being judged, It’s hard to explain whats going on to someone who has never experienced something like this. My Dr keeps telling me to deal with the process, but I’m at my wits end and can’t take it anymore.

  9. Elfie on Sun, 11th Aug 2013 10:20 am 

    Cymbalta is a killer drug and is being pushed by doctors. However, the worst autrcaties occurs in nursing homes where the elderly are being used as guinea pigs and administered large amounts of prescription drugs, which is in fact what kills them in the end. My grandmother was admitted to a nursing home when she fractured her hip in 2008. She had been on only 1 medication for about 5 years, and that was a high-blood pressure pill, nothing else. She was healthy 88 years old woman who rode her bike into town for her groceries when needed. This all changed when she was in the nursing home. They told me she would never walk again, she walked, they told me they think she had a stroke, she didn’t, it was the effects of Cymbalta making her loopy. The Cymbalta decreased her appetite so they put her on a medication to increase her appetite, they gave her hydrocodone 3 x day and made her an addict. I took her out of the nursing home and low and behold she was back to her old self. Nonetheless she wanted to go back because she had never been out of her home town. Since it was her desire I did as she asked, a few months later she was dead. The nursing home put her back on the cymbalta she was dizzy and fell broke her hip busted her head open, and needed a blood transfusion. A few days later she was cremated.

  10. dee on Mon, 3rd Feb 2014 8:38 pm 

    I too have a family member who is on this stuff. Now he is loopy, pauses mid sentence, etc.. Horrible stuff.

  11. Nick Hayden on Mon, 21st Jul 2014 9:22 am 

    Cymbalta was prescribed to me for pain, due to a bulged disc in my back. The Dr. wanted to avoid risk of addiction,…….I was started off with a high dose which led abruptly to extreme anger – I still don’t know what I was angry about. The Dr. told me to quit taking it – I went into extreme withdrawals. Shaking, pounding headache, blood pressure over 150/110, heart pounding, anxiety, sweats, vomiting and diarrhea. Four days of hell, ending with me in emergency with IV’s and kidney failure. I have had narcotic pain pills before – without any side effects when I quit. Cymbalta is a LIE, it equals drug addiction and represents a chemical lobotomy. It should be banned!

  12. Sharon on Sun, 28th Sep 2014 8:43 pm 

    Since starting Cymbalta, after weaning off Effexor, I have become spacey and forgetful and clumsy. I hope to HELL that this isn’t permanent. I forget what I am going to say. I worry that I am essentially giving myself a lobotomy. I read a while back that SSRI’s DESTROY the neurotransmitors in your brain……..Anyone??

  13. Resolute Cindy on Fri, 10th Oct 2014 12:47 pm 

    I have known people on Psychiatric Drugs (make no mistake this is what you are taking and doctors sugar-coat it as an “anti-depressant.”) It’s an easier pill to swallow that way isn’t it? These drugs are dangerous. I have a mental health background and I recommend anyone reading this to call Q-SCIENCES 96 (a micronutrient vitamin and mineral supplement that fills in all your lost vitamins from taking these drugs. over 90K people have been able to get off their Psychiatric drugs over feel normal again taking it along with whatever is being put in the body. Google it. May you live healthy long happy lives.

  14. Rebecca Misterly on Mon, 13th Jul 2015 12:28 pm 

    I have been taking Cymbalta since summer of 2012 for depression anxiety and nerve pain from bulging disc’s and smashed nerves…I started on a low dose and kept stepping up and now I am on 2 60 mg pills a day…I thought cymbalta was my miracle cure…the fact is my friends and family members report that I have changed..if I happen to run out its a desperate race to get my pills ASAP b4 I start going downhill into the inevitable “MELTDOWN” but as soon as I get those pills I am back to “normal “…it’s so deceiving it’s the pills doing me harm and I can’t stop taking them or my whole world comes crashing down.

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