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Cymbalta Depression Side Effects

Cymbalta Depression Side Effect Reports


The following Cymbalta Depression side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Depression, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Cymbalta or it might take time to develop.



Deep Vein Thrombosis, Gallbladder Non-functioning, Depression, Pain, Memory Impairment

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 29-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain,ankylosing spondylitis. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: By Mouth), which was started on Sep 23, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gallbladder Non-functioning
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Memory Impairment
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Homicidal Ideation, Suicidal Ideation, Off Label Use, Personality Change, Depression, Dry Mouth, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper

This Depression Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 27, 2014. A Female , 35 years of age, weighting 215.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Off Label Use
  • Personality Change
  • Depression
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
. Cymbalta dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Erectile Dysfunction, Loss Of Libido, Penile Size Reduced, Depression

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 33-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:NA, start time: 200905), combined with:
  • Onglyza
  • Vasotec
  • Tricor
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Loss Of Libido
  • Penile Size Reduced
  • Depression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cymbalta treatment in patients suffering from depression, resulting in Depression.

Anxiety, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Depression, Tremor

A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: 1 Df, Qd) on Nov 19, 2013. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Tremor
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Thyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Sudafed /00076302/ (Occasionally)
  • Zantac (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Depression.
Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Paraesthesia, Abasia, Impaired Driving Ability, Fatigue, Anxiety, Amnesia, Vertigo

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Dec 06, 2013. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: depression, suicidal ideation, paraesthesia, abasia, impaired driving ability, fatigue, anxiety, amnesia, vertigo Additional patient health information: Female , 45 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Depression, Crying, Muscular Weakness, Balance Disorder, Dizziness

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Cymbalta (dosage: Unk) starting 2006. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Crying
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Balance Disorder
  • Dizziness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Depression, Decreased Appetite

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 14, 2014 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Each Morning) . Location: ES , 76 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: neuroleptic malignant syndrome, depression, decreased appetite. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Pulmonary Embolism, Depression, Non-hodgkin^s Lymphoma, Leukoencephalopathy, Cerebral Microangiopathy

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from AT. A 65-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On 201304 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: 120 Mg, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Depression
  • Non-hodgkin^s Lymphoma
  • Leukoencephalopathy
  • Cerebral Microangiopathy
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Myalgia, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Pain, Anger

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pain and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 1 Caspsule By Mouth At Bed Time) starting Nov 08, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Myalgia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Pain
  • Anger
This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Apathy, Agitation, Depression, Suicide Attempt

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 15, 2013. A patient from US , 52 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: apathy, agitation, depression, suicide attempt. Cymbalta dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Depression, Irritability, Completed Suicide

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,procedural pain. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 16, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Completed Suicide
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Headache, Depression, Arthralgia, Photopsia, Paranoia, Hyperhidrosis

This Depression Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 10, 2013. A Female , 60 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Arthralgia
  • Photopsia
  • Paranoia
  • Hyperhidrosis
. Cymbalta dosage: Strength: Started 60mg Now 30 Mg?quantity: 1 Capsule Daily?frequency: 1 Daily?how: By Mouth?2006. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Irritability, Anger, Arthralgia, Lyme Disease, Headache, Depression, Crying, Mood Swings, Feeling Of Despair

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Arthralgia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Crying
  • Mood Swings
  • Feeling Of Despair
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cymbalta treatment in female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Depression.
Depression, Crying, Negative Thoughts

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: back pain,pain in extremity started Cymbalta 30mg Lilly treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Cymbalta 30mg Lilly treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Crying
  • Negative Thoughts
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta 30mg Lilly side effects, such as Depression.
Depression, Anxiety, Blood Pressure Decreased

A patient from US was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Aug 27, 2013. After Cymbalta was administered, patient encountered several Cymbalta side effects: depression, anxiety, blood pressure decreased Additional patient health information: male , 42 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 60 Mg, Bid. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Suicidal Ideation, Emotional Disorder, Crying, Depression, Irritability, Headache

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): major depression,osteoarthritis and used Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Qd) starting 201202. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Crying
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headache
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Depression, Crying, Suicidal Ideation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 09, 2013 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: One Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 61 years of age, weighting 161.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: depression, crying, suicidal ideation. Additional medications/treatments:
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Withdrawal Syndrome, Nausea, Insomnia, Lethargy, Feeling Abnormal, Paraesthesia

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): fibromyalgia.On Feb 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: 60mg Once Daily Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Paraesthesia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Intentional Self-injury, Abnormal Behaviour, Anger, Aggression, Legal Problem

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: NA) starting Jun 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Legal Problem
This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Depression, Crying, Tremor, Fear

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 11, 2013. A female patient from US , 60 years of age, weighting 209.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: anxiety, depression, crying, tremor, fear. Cymbalta dosage: 1.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gabapentin
  • Metformin
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
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Cymbalta Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Cymbalta Depression Reviews

Tue, 27 Mar 2012

I've been taking Cymbalta 60 for Depression plus other medications for seizures, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraine heachaches, arthritis and so, so.
Out of tiredness of taking too many medications, I took it on my own to end taking some of them.  One of them Cymbalta.  After a few days, I started experiencing what I can only describe as electrical charges or sparks feeling in my head or brain followed by exsesive dizziness.  Hard to describe.  If there is any knowledge of these symtoms out there, please post with whatever information is valuable for persons like me who decide to stop taking some of the medications that have been taken for a long time.  I'm also tired of seeing doctors.

Sun, 21 Aug 2011

I was on Cymbalta for 3 months. I couldn't sleep at night and was constantly overheated and sweating. It worsened my Depression and i gained 8 pounds even though the doctor insisted it wasn't the medication. The doctor wouldn't take me off of Cymbalta so I switched doctors. The new doctor ordered a blood workup and found I had elevated ALT and AST and that I was dehydrated! Since going off of the medication I sleep like a baby and no longer have the unbearable sweating! I have also lost the 8 pounds I had gained.

Sun, 03 Jan 2010
Taking Cymbalta for 6 mos now, sleep all the time no energy Depression no better. Have no motivation to do anything.What the heck med does help with Depression :-$ :(
Sun, 14 Feb 2010
Could not urinate or have bowl movement for two days. By massaging my abdomin I was able to urinate(half hour). Developed urinary tract infection. Lost 20 pounds in two weeks. Have never been suicidal in my life. After taking Cymbalta I developed plans to end my life. Never had nightmares in my life that equaled this. Give up sex. It will not happen. In fact you will not even think about it. . The worst was when insurance denied a refill prescription. I had to stop cold turkey. The worst point in my life.. Luck to be alive. Six months later the side effects are almost gone except the yeast infection that my doctor cannot get rid of. Is this drug to treat Depression or cause it. Doctor never warned me of any of this. I was blindsided.
Sun, 20 Jun 2010
I have been taking Cymbalta for 3 months now. I wake up feeling tired, my eyes feeling very heavy wanting to go back to sleep. I wake up sweating in my hair my body amp; my pillow amp; sheets, my mouth very dry like sandpaper. I have been suffering from Depression for more than 10 years now, i had to come of my zoloft cause they were not mixing with my tramadol. feeling more depressed. i also suffer from osteoarthritis amp; i am an ex cancer paitent amp; have been in several car accidents in a 5 year period amp; i suffer alot with my pain. what to do?
Thu, 24 Jun 2010
I have been on 30mg daily dose of Duloxetine for one year. My psych Dr says this is a very low dose. Side effects: profuse sweating at night, difficulty urinating(wait, wait, wait)but frequent need to pass water at night, very poor libido, relunctance to get up, easily tire, dream alot(no nightmares) difficult expressing myself. Can instantly forget the subject of conversation or cannot find words. Depression a lot better but at what a price.
Fri, 10 Jun 2011
My dr. prescribed Cymbalta due to my mild anxiety and Depression, since havng my children. I'm a mother of 2 (1yr old amp; 2yr old). I have been on it for 8 days now. I'm so tired, I can barely keep my head up, I have no appetite, I'm so dizzy I don't feel like I can stand up, I am irritable, and just feel sick! I am worse off now, than before! It's hard to take care of myself, much less my children. I just want to sleep all day. I just needed something to take the edge off and help me with anxiety, so I can have more patience with my kids and husband and deal with life's stressors. This medicine is horrible! I thought the side effects would fade after a few days, but it's worse, no matter what time of day I take it. I will never take it again! I just hope I can make it through the day...can't wait until it's out of my system.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011
I have been taking Cymbalta for 4mths now and it has helped me so much with my anxiety and Depression..
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