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Kudzuslipper
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Has anyone who is taking Cymbalta been switched to the generic that just became available? Have you noticed any difference?

I have been having a very emotional time... I have not been like this for many years... All teary at the drop of a pin, snapping at people, kind of on edge, Then I realized my pharmacy changed me to a generic. The timing coincides within a few days...Is it possible that the brand name would have such a different effect on me?

Cymbalta was a game changer for me. I guess I need to see if I can get brand named approved and see if it gets better.

I guess just a note, that if you are feeling differently check and see if any of your meds have changed manufacturers.

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Lilly's patent just recently expired, but they are probably fighting to keep a generic from being produced; so far there is no generic, but keep googling, it may happen.

I love Cymbalta too, but can't afford it after losing my insurance.

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Crawgirl, there is a generic now. It's been out for about 2 months. my pharmacist says I am one of only two to complain of side effects...so it may work for you.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/817689

anyway, back on really high copay for the brand name. hopefully it was that and not the return of you know what?

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I switched over to the generic and had no problems.

But there have been a few meds that I couldn't tolerate the generic.

Hopefully you will feel better soon.....

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How long have you guys been on Cymbalta?

I have a bottle, but it has been sitting in my drawer. I am just taking the pain for now. My worry is on masking symptoms & then finding it hard to determine what ABX & herb does what.

It then becomes hard to determine where to go with treatment. I would think it puts more guesswork into an already guess smitten routine.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lymedin2010:
How long have you guys been on Cymbalta?

I have a bottle, but it has been sitting in my drawer. I am just taking the pain for now. My worry is on masking symptoms & then finding it hard to determine what ABX & herb does what.

It then becomes hard to determine where to go with treatment. I would think it puts more guesswork into an already guess smitten routine.


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messed that up! I meant to comment that you shouldn't use Cymbalta without committing to it longterm, it's really hard to get off of. I was dizzy and faint feeling for almost two months after going off it.

I used it before I was diagnosed with Lyme, for several years. It really did help with the symptoms a lot!

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If your Dr. can write on your prescription:
'No generic substitute allowed'

I am told often insurance companies will then cover the original.
Perhaps you could check with your pharmacy before asking your Dr to re-write.

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Kudzuslipper
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Lymed, it helps with symptoms. A lot. But it doesn't mask them. You still have good pain days and bad pain days. I was on celexa before.., so it kills two birds with one stone.

Surprise, insurance is covering it but at a higher copay. I'm back on the real thing now. I'll let you know if I even out again.

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