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Review: could Cymbalta cause Back pain?





Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 45,678 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,313 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 49,275 users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.(view latest reports from 105,943 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 45,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 1,313 people (2.88%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain13.27%43.36%11.50%7.08%18.58%3.54%2.65%

Age of people who have Back pain when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.00%0.17%2.84%9.36%24.31%27.65%35.67%

Severity of Back pain when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain7.14%21.43%57.14%14.29%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (362 people, 27.57%)
  2. Pain (216 people, 16.45%)
  3. Osteoporosis (134 people, 10.21%)
  4. Anxiety (112 people, 8.53%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (102 people, 7.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (401 people, 30.54%)
  2. Ambien (313 people, 23.84%)
  3. Nexium (297 people, 22.62%)
  4. Aspirin (261 people, 19.88%)
  5. Aredia (254 people, 19.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Now found out I have incompetent vein in leg which may be part of the problem had cystocopy and found cysts in kidney, then developed hypertension but no one will diagnose the pain. Now decided it is the same as diabetic neuropathy but as gp and consultant point out I am a long way from being diabetic with perfect blood glucose so thinks it's just guessing and hope

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    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

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