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What Time Do You Take Medication/ Side Effects??

What Time Do You Take Medication/ Side Effects??

Hi all, first time posting since I've been on this app
I'm currently taking medication, Duloxetine; I use to take them on the evening before bed but found I wasn't sleeping very well at all, I soon got into a routine and started sleeping a bit better when I decided to change what time I took my medicine, due to forgetting if I was staying out some nights, I now take my medication in the morning. Since doing so for a few weeks now I've found I'm struggling a lot more in the morning trying to go… read more

posted July 3, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Duloxetine is supposed to be taken at night to help you sleep. Maybe try it when you get home from work

posted July 5, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Thank you all so much, I've tried taking them at night for the past few days and it seems to help me in the mornings, however the meds don't help at all yet 😩😩

posted July 5, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have had good results taking Duloxetine (90mg.) first thing in the morning with breakfast. I've been on this dosage for a year. I have my coffee & I'm good to go. Gabepentin is another med I also take with it-no problems. For sleeping at night, I take 5mg. Melatonin which is a natural solution to get good sleep.

posted July 3, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I take meds both morning and night. About a half hour before bed I take two tramadol and that seems to help me sleep. How long does it take before your meds kick in? Could you take them before you leave work? How long have you been on this med? Sometimes it takes about 2 weeks for your body to get adjusted to new medications. Also talk to your pharmacist and see if s/he can offer any help.

posted July 3, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've found making sure I take my meds at the same time everyday works best. I have nerve damage in my back as well as FM and take an extended release med and have a pain med also. I take my extended 1 hr before I take amtryptiline to help me sleep and the night pain. I am up to 50mg. I hope this helps.

posted July 3, 2017

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