I have been taking Cymbalta for about 2 months now, 1 month at 30 mg and upped it to 60 mg about a month ago. I have noticed that I am feeling much better mood-wise, my pain is not as bad, motivation is better, etc., however, I have been craving food like mad. I am overweight to begin with, but ate pretty healthy before I started the Cymbalta. Now I have these horrible cravings for sugars/breads, etc. all foods I never ate before. And these cravings are like "I have to have this NOW" and can't seem to control it.
Has anyone else noticed this while on this med? If so, is it something that went away after being on the med for a while? I heard that because it increases serotonin levels, it can cause sugar cravings, which is exactly what I am having and I don't know how to deal with it. I went from have zero appetite to wanting to eat all the time regardless of whether I'm hungry or not.