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Review: could Cymbalta cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,842 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,844 people (6.24%) have Headache. They amount to 0.24% of all the 1,202,700 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache37.48%27.59%9.40%10.87%11.36%2.56%0.73%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.04%0.07%1.48%6.38%14.60%25.07%30.68%21.69%

Severity of Headache when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache3.57%46.43%36.90%13.10%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache8.00%16.00%76.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (994 people, 34.95%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (356 people, 12.52%)
  3. Pain (315 people, 11.08%)
  4. Anxiety (270 people, 9.49%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (176 people, 6.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (354 people, 12.45%)
  2. Neurontin (321 people, 11.29%)
  3. Xanax (306 people, 10.76%)
  4. Nexium (297 people, 10.44%)
  5. Aspirin (267 people, 9.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Trying to figure out if my symptoms are related to medications I am taking or due to chronic fatigue syndrome which I have been diagnosed with and maybe fibromyalgia or lumbar stenosis or MS.

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  • menstrual problems could be simply because of age (51).

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • The only time the pain is partially releaved is lying in a prone position with heat on my posterior neck and the back of my head. The pain strats in my shoulders and neck and radiates up the back of my head.

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