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DO NOT START CYMBALTA !!! If you go online and look at Cymbalta withdrawal you will be amazed. I have had 29 surgeries over the course of my life and have experienced some very severe pain including a thorotcotomy for spinal surgery, kidney stones, pelvic pain for numerous abdominal surgeries. I have weaned off of many narcotics over the years and have done OK by eating a very healthy diet, taking supplements, excercising, deep breathing and meditation along with praying.
What your doctor will probably do is cut down the Celexa completely and give you 60mg Cymbalta after your first week on Cymbalta. 60mg will be your regular dose, 30mg is the starting dose.
Also, the only one SSRI who work in the past for my panic disorder is the Paxil... but hte Paxil do nothing for the social anxiety, like all the antidepressant meds I try... anyway, the main problem is that I try to be back on The Paxil at least 10 times in 2010 and wasn't able to tolerate more than 1 mg at the time... I had increase anxiety to the point that I had to go to the ER... So I don't know what do to?
I've been using Cymbalta with good results for a couple of years now. Originally I was on Cymbalta and Paxil. My PMP moved me off the Paxil and increased the Cymbalta dosage. The Cymbalta does a good job on my mood, fibro pain and abdominal pain. All nerve issues. But it does make my nauseated. Not a big deal because of my abdominal adhesions, nausea is pretty much a constant in my life anyway. I keep a Rx of phenergan and use them daily. I tried neurontin.
I was told I wouldn't be as tired on Prozac and that it might help me better with anxiety. I chose against it. I asked for Paxil. I have read that Paxil is good for anxiety. My doc was willing to let me try Paxil so I left with a script for Paxil. I wonder if I should've tried the Prozac. I had a doc tell me once that Paxil causes significant weight gain. Should I have tried Prozac? I don't want to gain a bunch of weight or stay tired all day long.
Venlafaxine (Effexor) 9. Paroxetine (Paxil) 10. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 11. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) 12. Reboxetine (Vestra) would just interject, what works for one, doesn't for another - so even though this grand compilation of different studies shows the top drugs, it doesn't mean it's the end all be all. I did fairly well with Luvox for years, then was on Zoloft, which was on for 4 - I did gain weight, but it's because I had urges to binge.
The side effects you've had from cymbalta/savella sound like the ones I had with paxil/ultram. I developed Seratonin Sydrome (which was acknowleged as a risk). Some people don't have a problem with that combination at all, though. The weight loss may have been partly from switching from Paxil to Wellbutrin as well.
You need to speak with your pdoc, and find out how much they know about the drug personally and not what is written up about the drug, fact vs. fiction. Lamctil is a wonder drug, but it shouldn't be taken at the same time as Cymbalta, that's weird your pdoc would do that. I might even ask for a second opinion honestly. Hang in there!
And maybe it was from withdrawl vs the Zoloft- who knows now bc I stopped the Zoloft and went back on Cymbalta. I regret even switching (I've never been on anything but Prozac & Cymbalta- thought nothing of switching thinking the Cymbalta could simply use a "tweak)" It took like 4 weeks to have symptoms after the switch from Cymbalta to Zoloft so it caught me off guard. I can't renever if I mentioned it but something similar happened before I went on Cymbalta in April 2008.
The problem with the SSRI's is that you will probably have to try a few until you find one that works for you. I tried Lexapro, Paxil, and Cymbalta before I found the Prozac. The other thing about the SSRI's is that they take about a month to start working. I just go back on my Prozac and it is really helping me to stay on track and not go back to abusing pain killers. Most people that abuse opiates have a problem with anxiety, depression, or some other psychological disorder.
I just tried Wellbutrin because I read that it had fewer side effects than others and may help lose weight (and I had just tried Cymbalta and Effexor and didn't like the side effects)...I was a little hesitant to try Wellbutrin since I had success with Prozac in the past, which works on Serotonin (like Zoloft) and Wellbutrin works on Dopamine (a completely different drug)...
I tried to get off of Paxil because I don't want to be dependant on 2 types of drugs, but after 3 months of weaning myself off Paxil, I began to get panic attacks and felt horrible, so I'm back on 40mg of Paxil w/ the Wellbutrin. Works great!
He said I could try Paxil or Prozac but Paxil is known to cause a lot of weight gain and they both can have interactions with other drugs and not so good on the liver. What do you think? If I can't get Lexapro covered what would your adice be? He is letting me decide.
I am on the Fentanyl pain patch, lyrica, tegretol, paxil and klonopin (last three for my bipolar). I am in Physical therapy right now, it isnt doing anything but causing me pain, she is just working on releasing my muslces, no physical stuff for me to do. She is very concerned to what is going on with me. Here are my symptoms extreme pain eye, eye socket pain, neck pain fatigue, body aches so badly, body jerks (i mean hard and bad) like when my leg does it i could easily hurt someone lol.
Hi Ryan, Why did you write to Ellen that Klonopin could worsen her depression? I have been on Klonopin for about a month and a half and I have noticed an increase in depression (I am NOT on any anti depressants). Overall I just roll with it and try and stay positive and I started to get acupuncture along with talk therapy. This week I will see my p-doc and I'm sure all of this will come up in my visit. Do you think Klonopin causes weight gain as well?
I have also gone down the long road of antidepressants trying to find something to help my GAD and panic. I was on paxil for years as well as lexapro, prozac, cymbalta and a host of others - have also been in CBT for a long time too. All for panic or GAD. Spent so many years trying one after another. Stayed on the paxil which just seemed to increase my anxiety and caused the development of a major tremor. 30 years ago was tried on valium and it worked for the GAD, but not the panic.
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You must know that there are not only Lexapro and Celexa in the world and an other class of drug is avaible called the SNRI ( Effexor, Cymbalta ) but i think if you want something cheap Cymbalta is not a good choice hehe. You might also want to know that there are several natural anti-anxiety remedies and supplements available that are proven to be helpful.
Do you think I could start out with 25 mg a day of Toprol (1/2 a pill in the morning and the other 1/2 at bedtime) vs the full 25 and 25? I would like to try as little as possible. I really dont want to take the Florinef, I don't want to blow up like a water balloon! What meds have worked well for you guys? The endocrinologist gave me a script for Paxil. I held off on taking it because i was due for the tilt test and was told not to start it.
The problem is medication - I'm hugely sensitive to drugs and virtually every SSRI or SSNRI I've tried - Cymbalta, LexaPro, and now Zoloft - really exacerbates the anxiety. The psychiatrist affiliated with the program has been wonderful and understanding, and prescribed .5 mg of Xanax four times a day to address the anxiety. I'm still anxious and fearful, but also incredibly fatigued, sleeping a great deal, and - here's the worst part - have had severe diarrhea for 3 weeks.
I have never been on prozac, but I have been on alot of other anti-deoressants Im on Cymbalta and you can have w/ds from Cymbalta and any anti=depressant needs to be taperd and only a very few I mean very few have w/ds!! Me im lucky I among the few the dumb and depressed, so I have w/ds from SOME anti-depressants but im not screwed up like I was. Most people are using or abusing pain meds or something to cover up a much deeper problem.
I've been on Cymbalta for about 2 years and have always had anxiety issues. The doc recently bumped my Cymbalta from 60mg/1x to 60mg/2x and gave me Buspar 15mg/3x (yeah, i'm a pretty bad "freak out" case....). I can't (won't) do benzo's anymore (waking up @ 2-3am every night and having to eat a Xanax before going back to sleep is for the birds!) but I don't know how the Buspar works. I don't think it's a "chill pill" like benzo's, but what is it?
I have tried many SSRI's and (now am on SNRI) and noted that some of them definately seem to aggravate or even possibly trigger my PVC' s. I was on cymbalta that seem to have NO effect on my heart rhythm but because of some other side-effects, I asked the doctor to try me on "effexor" ER. I took ONE tablet and the PVC's started a few hours later but I was in Bigeminy and Trigeminy and without a doubt in my mind, I am certain it was the effexor and NOT just a coincidence.
So,I wonder if I should go back to that or just revert back to Paxil ER or Zoloft, and the LOW doses I was taking, that seem to help.
he say that for me, the best thing will be to return on the Paxil and tapering very slowly my benzo meds when the PAxil will kick in and never toutch a benzo meds again when I will finish the tapering period, who will be probably very long... the main problem is the fact that the SSRI tend to increase the anxiety at first ( not for everyone... i'm sensitive to those meds) and we try to find a solution to be able to start them....
I would also include that there are many other drugs that also have gastly withdrawl effects such as Paxil, Pristiq, Cymbalta, and many Tri-cyclics such as Amitriptilyne and Nortriptilyne. Not everyone responds to drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, and other antidepressants with a lower occurance of withdrawl effect. Do I think Effexor or any SNRI drug should be used as a first line antidepressant? No way.
ct=1 Both published and unpublished data on fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and paroxetine (Paxil) were combined in a technique called meta-analysis, which brings together the data from many different research studies to see if they agree. The researchers concluded that the antidepressants were not any better than placebo for mildly depressed patients.
I'm 56, and my metabolism is still fine because I exercise a lot, but I still gained 50 pounds on Paxil. You're not going to get a good answer. But I will ask, are you in therapy? If you can make that work, you might be able to get off the medication carousel.
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.
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