Cymbalta and an Empty Stomach

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Cymbalta and an Empty Stomach

Last night when I took my Cymbalta, I took it just before dinner on an empty stomach. When I mean empty, I mean I had a single slice of pizza around noon and dinner was around 7 p.m. and when I mean before dinner I mean it was about five minutes before eating. It appears that was enough time for the medication to start having an effect on me. Normally at the 40mg dosage, I have little side effects, but last night I was really out of it, I was very sleepy, breathing very shallow, I was very numb, I felt like a zombie.

I’m not 100% sure if it was the empty stomach, but I will put that one in my notes, making sure I eat before I take my Cymbalta.

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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  1. Avatar photo MissUnderstood says:

    I never really noticed if having an empty stomach had this effect on me, but I do know that it really made me sleepy all the time. This sounds exactly like one of my previous comments to one of your posts.

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