Effexor vs cymbalta

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What your doctor will probably do is cut down the Celexa completely and give you 60mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> after your first week on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. 60mg will be your regular dose, 30mg is the starting dose.
I also know countless people that have failed to respond to cymbalta, but did fine on effexor. In a bare Knuckle brawl, I would give 10 to 1 odds in favor of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> (Venlafaxine) can be rough to quit or "swap" if that time should ever come, but I will trade 5 years of total remission for the 3 months of Withdrawl I got from it any day.
In fact many people take an SNRI like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>, Pristiq, or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> along with an SSRI as a regular treatment. The two meds will not collide with each other. Thus, simultaniuosly tapering "SLOW" off the effexor while ramping up the Zoloft is perfectly safe in almost every case.
i was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>...and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> before that. they are both in the same "family" of antidepressants. they made me feel more depressed and made it harder for me to function than before i started taking them. i too have read TONS of bad things on the internet about these two drugs. but there are people who have had success w/ cymbalta. antidepressants are a trial and error thing...
I have been using cymbalta for alomost four years, I am very concerned that my Doc wants to start me on 40mg of Prozac when I have been on 120mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. Can I have your thoughts about 40mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. 120mg and what side affects I will have to go though.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. the most tolerated drugs - not necessarily better drugs. It was printed in The Lancet, one of the most respected medical journals.
There really is nothing that needs being done about it. It's no secret that SNRI drugs such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>, Pristiq, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> do have a higher risk of what is called Discontinuation Syndrome. SSRI's can also be nasty buggers to discontinue. Paxil being one of many. I hear a lot of people complain about antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, but I never hear then speak of the flip side. I used to take effexor XR at 300Mgs a day for about 4 years.
If your in need of an SNRI, then I must suggest either <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> or Pristiq. IMO <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> is the most over rated AD on the market and in talking to tons of former cymbalta users they report the same negitive effect you are having. Some (very few) do OK on it, but I seriously question this drug as I have seen so many people (including me) fail on it. In fact one persons screen name on this forum is "cymbaltaHurts.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. fiction. Lamctil is a wonder drug, but it shouldn't be taken at the same time as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>, that's weird your pdoc would do that. I might even ask for a second opinion honestly. Hang in there!
I said I wanted the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> back (she suggested <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>, Pristiq, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>- all SNRI's which maybe my body likes? Side bar- I took Prozac yrs ago (20 yrs) in college and it worked like a charm. Tried again in 2008 & sadly it wasn't working so they upped my dose from 20mg to 40mg & that sent me right over the edge like the Zoloft did this time! Both SSRI's- apparently I can't take those)?!
I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> for 2 years with little relief from anxiety. After reading up on it, I found that it was a dangerous medication that had wicked withdrawal symptoms. I was switched to cymbalta, but had the same outcome. I found myself EXTREMELY irritable, lashing out for the smallest thing. Today I went to my doctor because I've been having extreme anxiety and anger the past week.
Has anyone taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and, if so, did you experience any weight related side-effects. I am worried about gaining weight and will not take this medicine until I find out. I'm just scared because SSRIs cause gain. Even though this is not an SSRI, it could cause weight gain.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> 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)...
but how you get there is different with each med, hence why there are so many varying experiences. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> tends to be a bit activating, so that may not be the best choice, ask your doctor about it. There's no way to predict how you will do on something else, but let's hope well. I STRONGLY urge you to have a back up plan in place to help deal with any side effects, should they occur. A short acting benzo would be appropriate.
it was very good for my social phobia but I had panic on it, don't know why... The PDoc put me on several antidepressant meds... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>-Xr, cymbalta, Pristiq, older TCA's (Imipramine, Nortriptyline, Despiramine... I react very badly to all of them...). We try also the Prozac, Remeron and a lot of them that I don't even remember the name... The xanax became a big problem and I had too much memories problems as well as muscles cramps and pain all over my body...
Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Another antidepressant good for anxiety is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>. This is an SNRI which is slightly different from Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, etc. It is both a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor which acts as a dual combatant for anxiety.
Yes I see a psychiatrist and am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and Klonopin. No, he has no idea I have a problem. Only one person knows and we aren't friends any more. He is an addict and alcoholic. I am ashamed to say but I am also afraid to not get the pills anymore.....hence my pill addiction and problem. The only thing I can say say that is good is that I haven't had any Xanax for about a week and am out but I am fine. I have Klonopin left.
your advice on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. I think I am inclined to proceed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> for 2 months. I was curious however about your thoughts of Lexapro, as I read it does not promote weight gain and seems to be well tolerated. Pristiq I read about but it is not available in Canada as of yet. I will finally let go of the cancer fears based on what you and my doctor have said and of course the numerous tests I have had.e.
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 ( <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> ) 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.
Im still up in the air about whether or not this is the method I agree with or if I should go with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> (which my other doc suggested) or take the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and the Xanax as needed. I was idner the impression Xanax was a "rescue" drug only but he assured me that it can be used daily. I did get the impression that it would be used daily for the immediate future to get me through my days and couple it with talk therapy.
Ok so I know I have asked this question before, I had been on Zoloft 200 mg for years, last fall it stopped working and have tried, prozac, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>, celexa and non worked like the zoloft did!! I am back on the zoloft 75 mg, I feel better then I did on the others but not great and is only been 2 weeks. DO I up the Zoloft or quit and try Lexapro? I am afraid that the ZOloft will not work for long and I will be back to square one and starting over..
The problem is medication - I'm hugely sensitive to drugs and virtually every SSRI or SSNRI I've tried - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>, 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.
5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> to Teva and now to Viepax. These are the standard release tablets not XL or XR. I sometimes feel that it makes a difference when I do change but could be more psycho sematic. Are these brands the same tablet or does it make a difference?
my opinion today is that no-oe has any idea how any drug will effect any person, the only way to know how a drug will effect you is to try it for a few days, if you feel better continue, if you dont then stop. in the last 4 weeks ive tried 2 popular anti ds (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>) both made me feel sick, now im trying seroquel (anti- psychotic) and prozac, and i feel quite good. hopefully a couple months on these pills and i can quit ?
Have suffered with Anxiety and Depression for the last 4 years, in that time I have been on Lexapro,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span>. About 8weeks ago Idecided to taper off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> as have felt that the medication seems to worsen my symptoms as well as making me extremely tired - I could sleep up to 16hrs a day which is not good with 2 young children.
Remember that everyone's body reacts differently to anti-depression medication. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cymbalta</span> made me feel like a walking zombie, where wellbutrin gave me that extra energy. Sometimes people need a combination of antidepressants to help them handle depression. My advice to anyone who is experiencing depression, is to seek out a psychitrist to work with you to get the right combination of medicine. Pyschitrists specialize specifically in the chemical makeup of the brain.
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