During the time that I was on Duloxetine/Cymbalta I developed a severe gambling addiction. It was only when I was weaning myself off the Duloxetine that my gambling urges decreased, and since continuing to wean off, and finally stop taking the Duloxetine altogether my gambling urges have completely disappeared.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced similar?
Hi gettingon I've looked into this quite a lot if you read any information about any SSRIs (what you took is one of these) there is mention of increased risk of " impulsive, compulsive" behaviour. They will not specifically say gambling etc as that leaves the company wide open. Problem is those drugs are v important for depression and work v well for a lot of people. I'm on a different drug to you but also I've noticed impulsive behaviour over a few years not just related to gambling but other things as well but equally so it's helped massively with my depression, it's a fine line !!
Yes. Were you very depressed as far I'm aware duloxetine seems to be reserved for severe depression. I take sertraline controls my depression well had it not worked the next step up would have been duloxetine my gp said. I'm so sorry that this has happened to you, I'm still taking sertraline as I can't deal with the depression/ acute anxiety and now I'm a couple of months without gambling so things are going good,hope things continue to go ok for you . Best wishes