Cymbalta and lexapro together

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Should I try and push thru a couple more weeks without doing the transition to Cymbalta and see if the Lexapro anxiety stops? Thanks a ton for any help!
For some, Cymbalta does work and I can say that it did for me when I was taking it. I hope you find relief soon and take care.
I have depression and anxiety. I did try Cymbalta and it helped with my depression but did nothing for my anxiety so I quit taking it. The above poster is right, this med is stimulating so if you do decide to take it start at the lowest dose possible. You might want to consider taking an antidepressant that helps both anxiety and depression. Keep us up to date and let us know what you decide to do. We're here for you.
I also gain some weight and crave high carbs and sweets more than I did before Cymbalta alone and the 2 meds together. I've been on abilify for about 5 or 6 weeks. I hope this helps somehow on your daughters' desision.
i was on effexor, then cymbalta, and both were sort of hard to come off. my doctor tapered me off both of the meds, as you shouldn't just quit them cold turkey. yes, if you forget to take it, it can be bad....don't forget to take it :) if you feel good w/ the cymbalta, why not stay on it?
Clonazepam and Cymbalta are safe together and are often prescribed together. But if you're getting weird symptoms from the clonazepam, you should contact your doctor about this and ask him how to taper off. You need to take something for the panic attacks, so going back to your doctor is advisable to determine if maybe the Cymbalta alone is the way to go. You should be able to trust your doctor to not prescibe anything for you that will interact with any other medications you may be taking.
Cymbalta worked for me for a short period, then I was switched to Lexapro and a mild generic klonopin and together they make me feel much better.
It's really not our place to usurp this physician(that's why they hate these forums) and scare the daylights out of someone who has been taking these meds for some time and has had no problems. Did you have seratonin syndrome when you took Cymbalta and Tram together? I really don't mean to be rude at all...it's just that when a doctor instructs someone to do something,that trumps us!!
I have also been suffering from anxiety and depression and was on both Lexapro and Cymbalta for a little over 2 years. They helped at first, but after a little bit, there was no help from them. I gained about 40lbs in those 2 years and have been fiercely struggling to get it off. A week ago my new doctor told me that he wanted to start me on Wellbutrin XL. He didn't even have me wean off of the other 2, just stop taking those and start the Wellbutrin the next day.
I already take Wellbutrin 150 XL once a day, would it be safe to take both together? I had a bad reaction to Paxil and Lexapro made me oh so sleepy, worried about Cymbalta being the same way.... If anyone tried it or been taking it, please share your experience. Thank you!
After reading these posts and I am starting to put two and two together and they are definitely looking like they are adding up to weight gain from Lexapro. I started on Lexapro in early July. I weighed in at about 178 at that time - 5'9 and worked out almost every day. While I was experiencing the start up side effects from Lexapro (about 4 weeks) I didnt work out but didnt gain any weight during that time. Anyway long story short - in the last month to 6 weeks I have put on about 12 lbs.
I briefly discussed this with my psychiatrist, roughly a month ago, and he said I needed to weigh how I feel now and how I felt prior to starting the Lexapro. Well, I'm not sure which way I'm better off -- I guess continuing to take the Lexapro. Is it likely that all SSRIs would have the same effect? It really doesn't seem that things are ever going to get better for me.
I am taking 450 mg Wellbutrin with 40 mg. Lexapro and 10 mg. Abilify and I don't seem to have any particular side effects from the combination. I also take Zonegran, an anti-seizure drug that is used to treat neuropathic pain. My doctor gave me Xanax to take as needed, knowing the mixture that I already had. There doesn't seem to be a problem with that, either.
Lyrica put me to sleep in horrible ways, Cymbalta doesn't work for me and anything like Prozac or Lexapro or Zoloft is candy to me. I also take Norco. But I WANT to take Savella and Pristiq together because FOR ME it works...why do they say I can't???? I am calling my psychiatrist today, cause I cannot take this feeling anymore. I've taken pretty much everything. I've not taken mobic, I have a friend that says it is good, but she doesn't have depression. I also hold down a full time job.
I initially got off of it to switch to cymbalta. I took the cymbalta for three weeks and decided to stop all together. I am doing this while under a physicians care, but he doesn't seem to be interested in answering any of my questions. So, I was just wondering how long will this take? I feel terrible. I am dizzy and disoriented and weak and nausiated. I can barely get through my day to day routines.
Now, they said I should take Lyrica AND Cymbalta together. I haven't had the script filled yet, so I don't know how that will be, but, I have heard that it helps some. I was also on Lexapro for a long, long time. Now that I am not, I am at least, a little, more "connected". - It seemed to keep me in a deeper fog than just the fibro.
I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY LEXAPRO CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN, BUT IT DOES I DONT CARE WHAT THE DOCS SAY ABOUT IT NOT CAUSING WEIGHT GAIN, THEY ARE LYING! I HAVE BEEN ON 20 MG. FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW AND HAVE GAINED 15 POUNDS, I WAS "MAINTAINING CHUBBY" BEFORE LEXAPRO AND NOW I'M JUST STRAIGHT UP FAT. I AM NOW ON 1O MG. AND I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER, A FEW WITHDRWAL SYPMTOMS, NOT BAD THOUGH. I TRIED TAKING 10 MG.
I am currently taking cymbalta and have been for 2 years. It works well on my depression. However, since it is a newer antidepressant there hasn't been much research done on it as to weaather it to the fetus. My doctors have suggested that I stop taking the cymbalta but do not seem to have any suggestions of an antidepressant that I can take in place of it that will be safe. Cymbalta has worked well for me. Unfortunately, not taking an antidepressant during pregnancy is not an option for me.
I mean I personally tried Cymbalta for a few months a few months ago and it worked very well. Cymbalta was stimulating for me and gave me a lot of energy on it's on without using Wellbutrin. What is the other medication you are talkin about when you say 4 medications?
On my one month post NB recheck with the GP, I was taken off prozac and put on Lexapro (because of major weight loss and general shaky/week feeling) and she told me to take the lexapro in AM instead of PM. Also put me on trazadone 50 mg in PM along side of Xanax. After one month I asked to begin to wean off Xanax. got the ok. Very slowly began to wean. Once that was done, tried and succeeded to wean off trazadone. Once that was done, I tried to wean off Lexapro. By last year, Feb.
You should discuss it with your dr. I did take lexapro fro a while but have since stopped and I only take xanax occasionally for anxiety attacks. Don't hesitate to talk with your dr and get something to ease you through your depression.
I hope you both feel better and that you find the right solution for you. It's hard to deal with CP and depression together.
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I have tried many different types of meds mostly SSRI's (paxil, lexapro,prozac, made matters much worse) SNRI's (Effexor, Cymbalta, (didn't take it long enough) the price was too high) sleep meds I have tried; rozarem, vistaril, ambien, trazadone, and valium. Currently taking restoril prn. The meds I haven't tried are the ones that cause EPS and tardive dyskinesia. I work in the psychiatric field in a somewhat rural area. The communities around here are close knit.
I also had tried 3 months on Cymbalta and it did little for me too. What other meds besides Welbutrin, Lexapro and Cymbalta have you tried?
I just ordered a herbal medicine called Ibergast that is suppose to help. I'm on prevacid 2 x a day and also on Cymbalta since middle of May for depression/anxiety and occasionally have to take Xanax for bad anxiety attacks (all related to the health condition) This is a painfully difficult disease to manage. I hope they come up with a cure soon.
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