Cymbalta vs fluoxetine

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Most of the drugs in that category do increase the odds of weight gain, but it's because you have more urges to eat not the drug just inceases your weight.. Here is the list I found on what works the best vs. the most tolerated drugs - not necessarily better drugs. It was printed in The Lancet, one of the most respected medical journals.
A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
In the end we did end up changing the meds - as I recall, I was then on Provigil for a short time and then Cymbalta. I was on Cymbalta for a couple years but went off of that about 9 months ago and have NOT BEEN ON ANY anti-depressants since.
Ask his NP why she isn't offering fluoxetine (generic Prozac). It's the easiest of the SSRI drugs to wean off of after tx, it's inexpensive, and it's considered safe enough to Rx to juveniles, so (I'm guessing) fairly well tested for side effects.
Like it was said above its trial and error and I agree stay away from effexor also cymbalta has HORRIBLE HORRIBLE WD symptoms when I stop even if u taper it. Just an FYI.
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