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#1 CymbaltaRuinedme



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Posted 24 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I have been seeing my Dr, Universal Primary Care, in Olean NY for about 2 years. they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia after not being able to figure out what was wrong with me, even though i didn't fit the criteria. they in turn put me on cymbalta, i was not warned of the side effects of this medication which I developed numerous severely negative ones,that caused further permanent damages to myself. i have pleaded with my doctor to,get me off this medication they wont assist me and dont take me,off. i have pleaded with them via email, in person with witnesses and have even admitted myself to the psychiatric unit with suicidal ideations caused by this medicine. I have permanent heart damage and diseases, i have gained an incredicle amount of weight and for the first time in my life i am very over weight. I lost my job due to this, it affected my marriage, my quality of life, my ability to do every day activities. I now have very bad sciatic issues due to the excessive weight. this has ruined my life, I feel very confident that I am a victim of medical malpractice and want desperately for my voice to be heard and no longer neglected by my doctors. I pleaded with them that I felt my issue was adult add they refused to even look into that possibility and made up this and in turn ruined my life. please assist me in righting this wrong and preventing it for others. the withdrawal from this Medication is so severe its debilitating or i would have taken myself off it.
thank you,
I feel i have been a victim of wrong diagnosis, neglect, malpractice, failure to diagnose, wrong medication prescribed, injury caused by the neglect and wrong medication.
since starting this medication
I developed severe depression, suicidal ideation, tachycardia, myocardial valve disorder, dyspnea, sleeping disorders, anxiety, borderline diabetic, among others
I lost my job, affected all my personal relationships. It's unberable and debiliatating. 


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 07:50 PM

Hi Kristene... and welcome to the forum


Just a quick note that you have done a double post, so have redirected users to this area, otherwise we get replies to both and it only messes things up!!


Quite a story you have there and unfortunately we are all too aware of the damage this drug can do. So first up, are you still on a dose of Cymbalta? No-one has aided you in coming off yet? What dose are you on? And your primary reason for wanted to withdraw is due to the negative side effects that have occurred?


This should have been addressed some time ago if they appeared soon after taking your initial dose as you may find some difficulty in removing yourself from them, but we can help you do this. 


With regards to putting a case of medical malpractise together, this can be a very difficult on to do. There are many variables to consider, and personal circumstances will always be bought it to justify a lot of the issues. Not wanting to put you off, but you will need a very good case and lawyer to make a claim out of this. 


But first and foremost, stay focused on yourself - you can consider righting the wrongs when you are better and can perhaps approach them from a position of strength...



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:14 AM

The only thing that I can add to IUN's comments is that your dr is an idiot. I would strongly suggest a change in physicians. Remember, drs work for you, they are not the boss. If a dr is not doing his job fire him/her and get a new one.

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