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5mg of klonopin in the evening, plus Lunesta for sleep? How is this affecting my brain and liver? I have Bipolar 2 with mixed episodes plus generalized anxiety disorder and have been hospitalized twice in the past 10 years for severe depressive episodes. I drink about 15 units of wine a week which I am trying to cut down to 5 to 7, using an increased dose of klonopin taken at an earlier time in the evening right when I start to want to have a glass of wine.
My doctor wants to put me on Cymbalta for depression, anxiety and pain. I have read some bad things about it on the internet and a couple of good things. I really need some feedback before I start taking this drug. If any of you take this and don't mind telling me about your experience I would be MOST grateful. Thank you!
5 prn and Lunesta 3mg to help me sleep (but that is mainly b/c I work 3rd shift and have problems sleeping before all this started. Well, a few months later I went back and said I didn't feel like it was doing anything. So, he gave me some samples of 60mg and some more 30mg and told me to try the higher dose. So, I know I should have done this but some weeks I would use the 60mg and some weeks the 30mg. I thought it was weird that he told me to do that, but I went ahead and did it.
I have no dental issues or acid reflux. I mentioned this to my doc and she said could be side affect from the Cymbalta. Anyone heard of this or experienced it?
I've tried Cymbalta and it raised my heart rate and blood pressure. I'm going to try diet and exercise.
I am slow to check things out, part of the reason I could be in this trouble with Hep C, but I looked at the Lunesta and it says not to take over 2mg if you have liver problems. ? I don't take it every night. But this has made me question all the drugs I am on. My tx doses are 1,000 riba and the interferon. And I am doing the white blood cell shot also once a week. This is a lot of drugs to me! Does anyone else take these?
and let him know the meds he prescribed did not work and remind him you have no insurance but would like to try something else and ask if he would have a few samples for you to try since the Lunesta and Ambian have not worked for you. Also, you may be able to get your meds for free or at a low cost..I applied for Nuvigil which is $300.00 at my pharmacy,( which i could not afford) It took 5 weeks but now I'm getting them FREE....I'm in the process of applying for my other meds..
for depression, i'm taking celexa, which i feel pretty good on (compared to effexor and cymbalta). i've had minimal side effects, so i think i'm going to stick with it. mj - I will try the journal thing. i'm not taking any pain pills anymore; i've been clean for 5-6 months now. that's why it concerns me that i'm getting so down, because well, we know what happens when we get down in the dumps. my paranoia usually focuses on bad things happening to family members or my boyfriend.
I've tried every natural, over the counter, and prescription there is... Lunesta and ambien seem to be the only things that help... And as far as The gastroparesis goes i take 10 mg of domperidone 4 times a day and i also take bethanecol 4 times a day( and I think the latter drug has also helped my condition a lot as well, because it helps your intestines empty more easily so it may also be worth mentioning... I hope this helps anyone struggling with this terrible disease...
Help! I've tried detoxing from xanex 3 times & the withdrawal is dehibilitating. here's my story: 3 times i was hospitalized in mental health/behavioral units for detox of xanax and because of no insurance was kicked out within one week. i've been on xanax for 7 years starting out with .5 mg three times a day. i built up a tolerance & abused the drug in order to get the same effect.
MRI was basically normal, but RSD has progressed. He has undergone 7 sympathetic blocks at the L3 and L4 level with minimal improvemtn noted. He has also been nonweight bearing as he cannot tolerate any pressure of the foot. His large toe is green, and nail gowth is fungal. The knee remains swellen but the man reports his toes are the most painful. Other symtpoms include cold extemity, holt/cold spots of leg, color changes, and sweating of the foot.
I take synthroid, diovan hct, cymbalta, prolosec otc, actos, metformin er, full aspirin, vytorin, sulfazine ec, plavix, tricor, coreg cr, lunesta, and prescribed vitamin d. my rheumy wants me to start humira when i'm done with some dental surgery. what, if any, add med could i take that would not interfere with all the above? i have good blood pressure and cholesterol and i exercise every day. Thanks!
He also changed me from Wellbutrin to Cymbalta and then to Lexapro. I didn't like the Cymbalta at all... made me feel hot and cold... chills and then a hot flash. So I stopped that and he switched me to Lexapro, which was my miracle drug about 4 years ago. I have only been on it for about a week but hopefully it will start to kick in soon. I hope it does, because I have still been taking the Ativan also, .5mg in the morning and evening, which still seems to be helping a little.
I'm an active, well educated, hard working 30 year old female. I work 50+ hours a week and I workout at the gym a few times a week. My husband and I have a great life together. I have taken a very limited amount of medication over my 12 years of struggling in pain. This is probably not what you pictured when you heard that I have Fibromyalgia. We are stereo typed into a group of whining women (and some men), who are pill seekers, who need to toughen up and deal with life.
Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far). I have seen 3 different family doctors, 2 different psychiatrists and 1 endocrinologist...
I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
If that doesn't get me to sleep, I use Lunesta. Look into the studies pertaining to the Circadian sleep cycle and mental illness; it's very, very convincing stuff.
My psychologist told me to ask my GP about Lunesta, and a family friend said to ask about Secobarbital. But if I am not mistaken, barbiturates aren't used anymore and Lunesta is in the same class as ambien so wouldn't lunesta cause me to do crazy things I don't remember? Please help me find a sleeping medicine that will give me some relief.
The opana does the same thing as the fentanyl - - keep those as far apart as you can. Dont mix the lunesta and the diazepam in too close a dose. They will also mirror each others affects. Sounds like Doc Jeff could help a little more if he knew how many of what and at what times he takes them. You have a couple that are used for pain and a couple along the nerve pill line. Its either being dosed improperly or the doses are accumulating and causing a problem for him.
I was given Lexapro, cymbalta, ultram, flexeral, lunesta.... How was I to function with pain, no sleep, and if I took all these medications. I knew it was a dead end, so I opted NOT to even starat them. Down the toilet they went! I spent hours online and researching to find what it was all stemming from. Yes stress, surgery and a head-on collision in 2005 brought out the symptoms and sent me into full blown fibromyalgia and I now was determined not to let it take my life over.
its been 6 months since i had a good nights sleep, ive been taking cymbalta for a week, is there anything i can take to guarentee 100% knock out sleep? melatonin tryptophan gaba etc are ok but i only sleep for 4 hours and they am awake staring nt the void till dawn. any help appreciated.
went back to my original) tried to tell me that any and all fatigue and aches and pains were ALL from depression. Not true.
My doc just really believes in the Cymbalta, topamax, Seraquel, Wellbutrin cocktail and really just adjusts doses. I've done all that multiple times and still have no motivation and just find comfort in sleeping all day and that's just no quality of life. I'm tolerant to Xanax now which was of my suggestion to him and now will ask for his advice on Lithium or Depakote but I need energy and some will for life and to come out of this zombie state, I know you can relate!
I am taking Alprazolam pretty infrequently but have needed it more recently as I switched to Cymbalta from Wellbutrin. Is Alprazolam the generic for Xanax and if so, I think I better switch to Klonopin due to all of the horror stories I have been reading about Xanax and long-term use compared to Klonopin. Any advice or feedback?
I presently take avinza 90mg, xodol 3x daily, janaflex 3x daily, 60 mg cymbalta, 20 mg lexapro, and lunesta. I am still in pain even after the scs. I don't know how much medication it will take for me to live as pain free as possible. I AM SCARED TO DEATH. I don't want to hurt like I have in the past, I don't want to go through withdrawls, I just wish all this would go away. I have been on the above meds for 1.5 yrs.
Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far). I have seen 3 different family doctors, 2 different psychiatrists and 1 endocrinologist...
Panic Attack control - Alprazolam Clonazepam Diazepam - Most effective of the four listed Lorazepam Sleeping Pills - Lunesta - Worked well but diminished quickly Ambien - Sleep walking Trazadone - Akathisia, also affected anxiety Benadryl - Very effective (when I actually take them) Pain Killers (Analgesic, "self medicating") - Hydrocodone Oxycodone Anti-depressants - Lexapro - Currently taking Wellbutrin XL - Currently taking Nortriptyline Celexa Prozac Paxil - Complete nightm
I also took adderall at about 10, as usual. Last night, I took Lunesta and Elevil (as prescribed), and I woke up this morning with plenty of energy and feeling just fine. I was on Cymbalta until about two weeks ago. I've never had these kinds of side effects from anything. It's like something just crashed. I'm a 28-year-old woman. Definitely not pregnant. Drank plenty of water. I've had shaky hands before, but never this persistently. I feel like my brain is in a fog.
the Lyrica I am taking is supposed to do the same thing as Neurontin and I was previously taking Ambien CR with no results and switched to Lunesta. I am also taking Cymbalta 60 mg/day. Thanks for your input.
I am on Topamax 50mg 2x a day, Darvocet, lisinopril, xanax, lunesta, cymbalta, and now to try to help the pain a little they gave me vicodin. I have a headache everyday but i'm use to it. I went to a Neurologist he told me it was because I was a mom. Please find me something to help. I'm tired of the trips to the er and no answers from any doctors. My headaches get so bad I can't get out of bed for 3-4 days. I have 2 kids and I'm missing their lives as well as mine.
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