Cymbalta how long does it take to work

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have only been on effexor 150 for a few days. not working yet.
Everything I have read says this does not treat anxiety. I just started taking Zoloft because it does...so does Paxil, Lexapro and such. Maybe it will work..dunno?
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 am taking it but I haven't been on it long enough for it to start working yet. Does anyone have any personal experience with this medication? Does anyone know how well this medication will work? I am worried it won't work at all. My Psychiatrist has tried me on so many different medications.
One, antidepressants do NOT cause addiction. Two, it takes 4 to 8 weeks for an antidepressant to start working. You won't know if it works with trying it for 2 weeks. People talk about the symptoms you may have when you stop many psychotropic drugs... that is called discontinuation syndrome, it is not withdrawal from addiction.
Has anyone tried Cymbalta? If so, how did it work for you? Any side effects? Any experiences, good or bad, that you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!! Keri :) p.s. an EXTREME turn off to the neurontin: dizzines- I already have a vertigo disorder, fatigue- I am in college with 2 young kids and need not be tired, and weight gain- I am at a healthy weight now and want to keep it that way. I am thinking Cymbalta might be the route to go.
How long did it take til you noticed it helping your anxiety?
my dr wants me to try it was wondering about any experiences. she was not big on lyrica but would have given it to me to try if i wanted. i usually take flexeril and ultram. i'm a lil leary of an antidrepressent b/c i was on paxil and had suicidal issues with that.
how long does it take to "kick in"? Is it one of the 10+ days meds or does it have immediate effects? Just wondering b/c I'm not sure I'm taking this stuff right. I'm used to having freakouts and taking a benzo to stop it, but from what i've gathered, this is a long-term-steady blood level type of drug not a silver-bullet-pill.
Hi..I was also going to ask how long does it take for the hylands leg cramps take to work? I took 2 (it said 2-4 every 4 hrs) like 30mins or an hour ago?,my legs r cramping bad from lowering a lot bc I have only 2 left. So need these to work ASAP!
I take Norco for CP....My doc wanted me to try Cymbalta for the same reaons, as it is supposed to work on Seratonin balance AND adrenaline....Not sure how that manifests in pain relief. I took them for almost 3 months, really really wanting them to work. They DID NOT WORK, on anything really....I chose a different route for depression and that was to dig deep psychologically to address the root issues...I still take the Norco, but no ADs.......
This may sound stupid but they told me to take it in the am , can I take it at night? I have a lot of anxiety about not being able to sleep,stomach issues keeping me awake etc will this keep me awake?
Sorry, I checked it out and this can be a side effect of antidepressants, and they say it can last as long as it takes for your body to adjust to the medication...so a week ot two. Go by how long it lasted the last time it happened to you for an indicator of how long it will last this time. Your doctor can be reached at anytime, weekend or not. This is a big concern for you, so call and leave it as an emergency message, he'll get back to you. I've never heard of this.......
I also suffer from suicidal thoughts and he knows this but it seems like there is nothing he can do, i am scared he won't be there for me anymore. He has mentioned medication and i refuse to take it so maybe he won't try to help me now, i constantly worry about what he thinks of me and how he responds to me, maybe this is more my problem than his. My question is, can that happen can your therapist loose interest in you and why would they?
Hi gmama, I tried neurontin and it made my vision so blurred it had to stop. It happened so quickly I wasn't able to tell if it would of helped my symptoms. Just a side affect to look out for. If you do try it I pray it is the perfect on for you. Changing and rechanging-trial and error is no fun! May God Bless you!!
Unlike those who withdraw from alcohol, crack and whatever else - these people get to go to these weekly spas to recover in. I get to work, go to school, take care of my daughter, take care of my home and hope to hell that I can survive. There is nothing to ease my pain or make it better. Plus, I have no idea when this misery is going to end. I have to smile and pray to god that it will be over soon.
Idk if I'd ever try an SSRI again and if so, it'd have to be a combo. I'm currently back on Cymbalta and will not be changing anytime soon as it does work for me. I just thought it could use a bit of improving bc I was having some hypochondria last yr (I did have several medical issues). I think therapy could have helped that.... Live & learn!!! Thanks again for your reply.
Hopefully you did this quickly enough, and I think you did, to avoid this problem, so I think your brain should re-adapt to Cymbalta soon. Hope it all works out, and if you ever decide you want to make this kind of change first quit the Cymbalta as slowly as you need to before moving to another drug so you can sort out whether the problem is the old drug or the new one.
What i would mainly like to know is how the tingling of Fibromyalgia feels, like where do you get it, how often to you get it, describe how it feels and also, how is your pain, do you have Allodynia as well as Hyperalgesia? Do you get Hyperalgesia at all? Please answer! Thanks, I will choose a best answer!
---Long term effect(s) ---Long term side effects ---Temporary side effects ---WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO? ---Is there a noticeable difference in pain --- if so, how much? Is it worth it to me to try out the LYRICA - Cymbalta combo she's prescribed? If so - what should I expect? And TRULY --- how bad is the weight gain? (Because I'm already pretty chunky... LOL!) I'm pretty funny about medicines and I'm a bit "scared" to try anything "new".
my doctor told me to stop taking the Cymblata. Any idea on how long it will take for my blood pressure to stabalize?
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed. Also everyday, press the centre point of the palm of both your hands 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
Wow I feel SO much better though verging on hypo episode I think, all the dizziness and sickness disappeared within an couple of hours of taking the 30mg Cymbalta. Up this morning at 06.30am after only 5 hours sleep, not sure how long this energy will last but it sure feels great so I'm going to enjoy it! Spending spree yesterday...£20...in a CHARITY SHOP lol!!!!! Cleaned house top to bottom.
Would you recommend it to take if one decides to go C/T? What will ti help with specifically? The depression that so many seem to be suffering from after a few days without pills?
It rears it's ugly head eventually as anxiety or depression, and forces us to deal with it. Therapy also teaches us how to think differently about things and how to cope. Six months is a long time to not have learned if there is a root cause, or not. Does he talk about your past, your feelings? Do you feel or know if there is a root cause, and if so, has he addressed this?
My PM Doc put me on it to treat horrendous nerve pain, which it does make a difference with. I was able to reduce (greatly!) the level of opiate based pain meds I was on as a result of the Cymbalta. BUT I was still working when I firts started it, and I felt it made me feel "Zombie" during the day, so my Doc switched me to taking both pills @night, which helped with the daytime drowsiness.
When i got the presc for Clonidine i asked if i could still take that and she said not to it would not be good for me. I will keep it for another time if i am having trouble sleeping. I am feeling funny but i just assume that is the new drug in my system and the head cold together. I will keep you posted if i can go the whole day with this...i sure wish i knew about this site 1-1/2 wks ago it would have saved me 170.00 on acupunture. thanks for all your support...it is priceless!
Hi there, I want to know if anyone is taking Melatonin along with Cymbalta or any other SNRI? I know it is not recommended to take Melatonin along with Cymbalta but i also heard this advice can be overlook. I wanna know different opinion prior taking Melatonin with Cymbalta. I know studies are saying it is not recommended with some anti-depressants but all they tested was SSRI and they only tested on animals. If anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.
May I ask whay your reaction was to taking Cymbalta and Savella together was? You can send me a private message if you don't want to post it. I was trying to go off of Cymbalta and onto Savella and my best description of it was "a living hell." I ended up at the doctors office telling her that my brain was broken. Wondering if your experience was similar.
I honestly thought the doctor was going to tell me it was some kind of cancer. Did the Cymbalta seem to help you at all? It's great that it didn't have a negative affect, either way. I'm going to have them read the booklet my Doctor gave me on Fibromyalgia, hoping it may help them understand a little bit. Thank you guys for your help!!
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