I’ve been prescribed Duloxetine for my symptoms. I’ve read a little on them but not keen on taking anything like that. I know it’s par of the course for nerve pains etc. I was wondering how people felt when they started taking theirs and if they noticed any particular effects like being slow to think, or things like that. My husband was on ADs for depression and felt like a ‘clone’, so very wary as have study and courses to attend which I’m worried will be affected if I start taking them. How long does it take for the drug to wear off if you stop taking them? If they help with the headaches though, it would be a huge relief… swings and roundabouts! Thanks for any input in advance
I’ve been on Fluoxetine for years.my dr prescribed it for my ME that I supposedly had( think not), it takes about a month to kick in properly and for initial side effects to wear off, but after that you kind of forget you’re on them. They help enormously with anxiety and do help energy levels. They don’t suit everyone, as is the case with meds, but they helped me for a long time x
I’ve been taking Citalopram for years. For menopause symptoms and stabilising mood etc and I’ve no wish to stop them, considering everything that’s been going on in my life. Never had any side effects.
All you can do is give them a try but like Beverly says, they can take several weeks to take effect…some people respond quicker then others. Please don’t just stop taking them, if you decide you don’t want to continue. You must follow the advice of your doctor.
Good luck xx
Thanks Beverly/Blossom I think I will give them a go, just not sure on the timing as have a residential course end of July so concerned if there are effects, it will affect that. I might speak to my GP and see how long it would take to come back off them.
Remember, all drugs have side effects even good old paracetamol. Bare that in mind when reading the leaflet, if you go ahead and take them. Good idea to discuss with your gp before deciding.
www.patient.co.uk I use this site a lot, it’s very informative. Read up about Duloxetine and search Coming off Antidepressants.