Cymbalta's Typical Side Effects: The usual for SNRIs and SSRIs - headache, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, sleepiness or insomnia, and diarrhea or constipation, weight gain, urinary hesitancy (it is a med for urinary incontinence after all), loss of libido and a host of other sexual dysfunctions. Most everything but the constipation, urinary hesitancy and any sexual dysfunctions usually goes away within a couple of weeks. Although some women will get a sexual boost instead of a sexual dampening. It all depends on how much norepinephrine (and to a much lesser extent dopamine) reuptake inhibition is going on versus serotonin reuptake inhibition, and which receptors are getting tweaked. So it's all a matter of how you do in the side effect lotto.
Cymbalta's Not So Common Side Effects: Controlled narrow glaucoma (but you already have to be at risk for eye problems to start with), elevated liver serum (an annual liver panel with this med probably isn't a bad idea), blurry vision, muscle cramps, weight loss (hey, it's a problem for some of us).
These may or may not happen to you don't, so don't be surprised one way or the other.
Cymbalta's Freaky Rare Side Effects: Retinal detachment. Ouch! I don't want to know how the med caused that.
You aren't going to get these. I promise.
Not many side effects are reported but ones that are:
Common Side Effects:
Abdominal or stomach cramps (mild); change in menstrual periods; diarrhea; hair loss; indigestion; loss of appetite; nausea and vomiting; trembling of hands and arms; unusual weight loss or gain
Less Common Side Effects:
Clumsiness or unsteadiness; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; skin rash; unusual excitement, restlessness, or irritability
Always Notify Doctor:
Less Common: Abdominal or stomach cramps (severe); behavioral, mood, or mental changes; continuous, uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements; double vision; increase in seizures; loss of appetite; nausea or vomiting (continuing); spots before eyes; swelling of face; tiredness and weakness; unusual bleeding or bruising; yellow eyes or skin
Withdrawal side effects of Hellbutrin:
Addiction & Withdrawal Side-Effects
Withdrawal side-effects/reactions from (SSRI) Anti-depressants which may be seen within 8-hours, often includes a spontaneously experience of a "flu-like" syndrome, feeling "crummy", tired, achy, etc..
In addition to the flu-like symptoms: anxiety, dizziness, fatigue, headache, migraine-like feelings, nerves jangling when moving eyes, continuous indigestion, neck and back pain, psychotic features such as visual and/or audial hallucinations/illusions, insomnia, nausea, restlessness, "electrical shock" like phenomena/electrical surges or shocks through the head and/or body, hyper-sensitivity of the nervous system to light, sound, colours & stressors, tremors, tinnitus and a vertiginous-like experience, depressive thoughts, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, extreme anger, severe agitation, extreme irritability, "over-reacting", ringing in ears and throbbing in head, vomiting, paranoia, aggressive behaviour, rollercoaster emotions rapidly following up on eachother, out of character behaviour, severe malaise, general dysphoria, derealization, panic attacks.
what do you think? I haven't ever taken Cymbalta, so I can't say... but I HAVE taken both Depakote and Hellbutrin... these are just MY experiences and what google.com has to say from leading sources.
hope it helps,