Cymbalta and zoloft combination

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177382 tn?1253044740 These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of chemicals called serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Where both Paxil and Cymbalta work on Serotonin the Cymbalta works on Norepinephrine which is the chemical that helps with pain sensation in the body. Since you had a problem with serotonin, just like I do, ask your doctor about Wellbutrin. This medicine focuses on Norepinephrine and dopamine which is an energy chemical.
Avatar n tn since I have been taking zoloft (four months). I consulted my prescribing dr. and my primary physician both claim that the zoloft should be weight neutral and that there is another cause for the weight loss...which has me more worried. I am the skinniest I have been since jr. high. Most of my clothes hang on me and people ask me what is wrong...I look sick, etc. I have had no other changes to my diet or exercise plan. The weight seems to be dropping faster than it did at first. Any insight?
Avatar f tn Essentially, you are on two drugs at once now, and could be suffering withdrawal from the Zoloft, side effects from the Cymbalta, or a combination both. If you had tapered off the Zoloft as slowly as you needed to and not started the new drug until having successfully completed that, you'd know if this was a withdrawal symptom and perhaps you needed to slow down the taper off of Zoloft. By being on both drugs, you have no idea what's causing what, and neither does anyone else.
Avatar f tn I have been on Cymbalta for about 6 months and it is working very well. I am now taking it with Bupropion and the combination is also working well.
Avatar m tn There is no definitive or “best” regimen for treatment resistant depression due to the fact that each patient responds individually to different agents. The usual approach is trying a combination of medications from different classes, optimizing their dosages while minimizing side effects, and seeing which combination works best for the individual. The main medication classes for the treatment of depression are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs – ex.
Avatar n tn neuro puts me on topomax weans off the buspar says i dont need that and cymbalta and shouldnt need the maxzide anymore either. The phentermine has helped with my appetite of course this time around but unfortunately DOES nothing for my energy levels as before i guess because im so doped up oh and I have to take ambien to sleep now vs the elavil due to the weight thing. So to sum it all up..
712802 tn?1274649085 I'm 57 year old male and have been on pain meds for five years due to disc issues, stenosis, severe arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Has anyone else had experience with taking Cymbalta and Abilify?
Avatar m tn From personal experience i can tell you I drank on zoloft quite often and was fine. Now, everyone is different and you need to be careful but drinking in moderation will not kill you. But with anxiety issues, you should avoid alcohol. I know it is tough. I am 33 and i avoid it when people hand be a drink and it can be difficult. Good luck to you.
Avatar m tn I'm worried that the combination of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin can cause this. Is the combintation of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin safe? Thanks very much!
Avatar f tn She said to take one every other day for two weeks and then quit. Keep taking Klonopin. Now I see Klonopin withdrawal and side affects are bad and maybe I'm getting symptoms from that too? This is the first morning I was to not take zoloft but heard tapering slowly is better, so took half (will do for two weeks) and then down to .125 for two weeks, now I wonder if I should get off klonopin first or what to do.
Avatar n tn I just cannot gain anymore weight ( I tried zoloft 5 yrs ago and gained 50 lbs in 3 months and still havent lost it) and really need a clear mind now.
Avatar m tn i take zoloft and it makes me real drowsy-yeah lots of water take it with meal- follow docs order and switch immediatley-drifter0213
460185 tn?1326081372 I tried Lexapro right before Cymbalta (about 2 years ago) and it made me ill and depressed and very shaky all of the time. I wasn't on it but for about 3 weeks.
Avatar n tn I got off all and crashed. Doctor put me on Zoloft and Xanax. I felt AWFUL on Zoloft. Terrible flu-like symptoms going on and up and worse coming down and off. Two months AFTER being off Zoloft I continued to have withdrawal symptoms My last Zoloft dose, and I tapered down slowly, was 8-31-06. I then had to taper down and go off Xanax (last Xanax dose was yesterday, 12-14-06). Continuing headaches, twitches, flu-like symptoms. I have read that this is all withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn I was 90 mg of Cymbalta and 300 mg of Seroquel daily for 5 years and it had gotten to the point where my legs would just give out and I would fall and I was in pain continuously...so I went off all the medications and the falling and weakness in my legs eventually stopped but I am still in terrible pain...
Avatar n tn Did you ask the doc about trying a different SSRI and tapering off of the Remeron? My husband stopped Zoloft for several years and is back on and having success with it again. I don't know about it permanently altering your brain chemistry,but it must alter it for a time and there's sure to be after effects that last after discontiueing the drug. I would look at maybe just taking Celexa/Lexapro or another SSRI, Prozac maybe? And maybe tapering off the Remeron?
692643 tn?1372614827 Tegretol is an atypical mood stabilizer. Cymbalta also has the sexual side effects,so does Zoloft, but zoloft is a good AD.
784382 tn?1376934640 I can tell you about MY experience with Zoloft. First, it is actually one of the the most commonly Rx'd SSRI's for anxiety and panic with a great record of success. Zoloft was the first med I ever took for my panic disorder and I'll tell you, it gave me my life back. I went from literally housebound to "back to me" in a matter of months. I am a huge Zoloft supporter.
5262817 tn?1365703999 Hey all! I was put on Zoloft in middle school or high school (can't remember...) and stayed on it up until one year ago. I was a kid then, and didn't even know medications had side effects (is that silly?) so instead of looking for side effects, I just went by how I felt emotionally. I think my doc started me on 25 mg and then I kept increasing after the weeks passed and over the years I went up to the max dose, 200 mg.
Avatar n tn Then the doctor tried a combo of 200 zoloft with 150 Effexor for about a month and a half and no changes. I am now on a combination of Cymbalta 120 mg with Seroquel 50 mg (taken at night) because I was told it has a synergistic effect. I have been on this combo now for almost a month and do not feel any better. If anything one is making me feel more tired and socially vulnerable. I have also used xanax and clonazapam but have become tolerant to the doses prescribed.
Avatar n tn These meds are Cymbalta, neurontin, and or Lyrica. Together these are great for pain and anxiety. Cymbalta is also an anti-depressant so it may replace your zoloft. These drigs work great for twitching and spasms too. I am not off the medications but I feel that soon I will be on my way to be able to get off. Hope this helped and I didn't tell you anything you didn't know already. They are still drugs but are none narcotic and much less gentle on the body.
Avatar n tn Would a combination of 500mg of zoloft + 600mg of cymbalta and 7.5 mg of klonipin be fatal?
454371 tn?1221300985 Popular SSRI's include Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Lexapro. SNRI's include Cymbalta, and Effexor. Brand names of triptans include Imitrex, Zomig, Frova, Maxalt, Axert, Amerge, and Relpax. The FDA recently asked the manufacturers of these types of drugs to include warning labels on their products that tell you about the potential risk of serotonin syndrome. Talk to your doctor before stopping any medication.
Avatar f tn These come in combination with Dopamine as in Wellbutrin or Serotonin as in Cymbalta, Effexor and the new med just approved by the FDA Savella. These help with depression also, only if you have it, I do. I don't tolerate SRI's so I'm trying Savella right now which focuses more on the NRI aspects plus I take Wellbutrin which is a DNRI. I do not have fatigue much even though I have CFS thanks to Wellbutrin. Serotonin helps with depression and Nor. helps with pain centers in the brain.
Avatar n tn But I did switch drugs because I was on Zoloft for a year and a half and gained 30 lbs. and could not, for the life of me, lose any of it. I could eat 700 calories a day and exercise 30 minutes a day and still not lose one pound. Took 4 months after going off of it before I could lose anything. I've been losing weight lately, but I've also been working at it.
Avatar n tn I just went to the doctor today to try something other than Zoloft, it was making me too tired and I started gaining weight, and sex drive? forget it none. It does really take an edge off the anxiety, but being tired all the time is just not an option when you have a 2 year old. The doctor said that I should try Wellbutrin and since I smoke I figured that may be good since its suppose to help stop smoking also.
Avatar n tn ) I stuck with it for 5 weeks, but if I had to do it again, I would take the servere drowsiness as a sign that it isn't the right med for me. I have been on Zoloft for about 3 years and I do think it has helped. I am too afraid to go off of it to see if I am worse without it! I had a dream last night that everone was mad at me because my crabbiness from the bitcahrivin had gone too far! A premenition?
Avatar n tn I suffer from PMDD, and have for 3 years been on prozac, cymbalta,wellbutrin, and zoloft. I have gained 43 lbs in this time. During this time, I also suffer migraines. My doctor has just put me on topamax, for migraines, weight gain and mood swings. I was wondering if anyone has had relief on topamax with Pmdd.
Avatar n tn This includes benzodiazapines or even more benign meds such as seroquel, zoloft or cymbalta. Recently I read a post for a parent that found that salt tablets helped. Since my son's on no meds at this point, I ordered some online. They helped more than I thought possible. We started with 2 tabs a day and now he's taking 4 to 6 grams a day. When the anxiety gets really bad, salt and water help. (at least it does this week, we'll see what next week brings).
Avatar n tn But again, if a drug doesn't work and you haven't been on it a long time, you probably won't have a big problem. And again, all this might be not the Effexor or the Zoloft but the combination of drugs.