Review: could Cymbalta cause Headache?
Summary: Headache is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.
We study 45,751 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,850 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,362 Cymbalta users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 45,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,852 people (6.24%) have Headache.
Time on Cymbalta when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headache when taking Cymbalta * :
Severity of Headache when taking Cymbalta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (998 people, 34.99%)
- Fibromyalgia (358 people, 12.55%)
- Pain (315 people, 11.04%)
- Anxiety (271 people, 9.50%)
- Multiple sclerosis (177 people, 6.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (354 people, 12.41%)
- Neurontin (322 people, 11.29%)
- Xanax (307 people, 10.76%)
- Nexium (297 people, 10.41%)
- Aspirin (267 people, 9.36%)
* 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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I have always gotten headaches but I recently started getting these headaches in the back of my head and I can hear my hearbeat in both of my ears. I am still on cymbalta but I have never had this before. I am having about 2-3 headaches like this every week.
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Chills and sweats alternate. Going on for about 3 weeks now. Having several headaches per week also. So I took BP. It was 150/95.
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I started off by taking Vyvanse 30 mg once daily and it worked great for the first month or so. I felt after some time that my dose could of needed some adjustment so my docotor increased my dose to 50 mg daily. This dose I felt was the dose that initially gave me most benefit from. After about another month or so I started to once again become more and more fatigued during the days and it became harder and harder to concentrate. My dose was just last week changed to take Vyvanse 40 mg once in the mornings (7:30 am) and around 3 pm take a second dose of 20 mg. Since I have started this new regimen, I haven't noticied any improvement and I feel that my fatigue is only getting worse. I now have daily headaches and waves of nausea and dizziness. And also the tips of my fingers and toes feel always constantly cold.
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