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Review: could Cymbalta cause Sleep issues?

Summary: Sleep issues 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, 2,498 have Sleep issues. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep issues and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,488 people (5.46%) have Sleep Issues. They amount to 0.32% of all the 784,297 people who have Sleep Issues on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep issues in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Sleep issues * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep issues35.61%29.67%8.01%9.64%13.06%2.97%1.04%

Age of people who have Sleep issues when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep issues0.04%0.04%1.35%8.08%11.38%24.18%30.71%24.23%

Severity of Sleep issues when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep issues6.67%35.00%43.33%15.00%

How people recovered from Sleep issues ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep issues3.33%16.67%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (989 people, 39.75%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (310 people, 12.46%)
  3. Anxiety (306 people, 12.30%)
  4. Pain (295 people, 11.86%)
  5. Sleep disorder (177 people, 7.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (341 people, 13.71%)
  2. Xanax (334 people, 13.42%)
  3. Lyrica (292 people, 11.74%)
  4. Neurontin (290 people, 11.66%)
  5. Lexapro (288 people, 11.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Meds are not ridding me of headaches or migraines, & now I have insomnia & acne! :( No longer on Verapamil or Simvistatin, just over one yr now. Off of Amitriptalyne since August, off of Celexa since Sept/October... allergies & insomnia crept up during transition from Amitriptaline/Celexa to Cymbalta.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Started with flu-like symptoms 2.5 years ago and has progressed to exhaustion, fatigue. muscles feel like I have ran a marithon to walk minimal distance (like from couch to bathroom--arms and legs, falling asleep driving-even while talking on phone. Cannot concentrate to get work done. Feel ill. Altered time perception-used to be early for everything, now late. Hurt all over still in my joints. started hands and feet, then moved to hips, then all joints. seems to move at times from hands and feet to hips. if weather is bad--i hurt worse.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • my main concern is the erectile dysfunction, which appeared soon after starting Cymbalta and Oxybutynin, the othercomplaints are, I believe, related to the ARV's

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