Cymbalta dosage for anxiety

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Avatar m tn It might just be the thing for you, but make sure whoever's prescribing it knows what he or she is doing. By the way, for anxiety, the dosage for Lexapro is 20mg -- it's 10mg for depression. Check the Lexapro website. Good luck whatever you do.
Avatar n tn When I tapered off of them, I noticed some side effects for about a month or so, but I also believe that my anxiety was already heightened do to the fact that I was coming off of it. For me, when I come off a particular medication, my mantra is 'the slower the better." If you are having side effects from coming off of cymbalta, why not share this with your doctor? For me, good communication is important between myself and the doc that prescribed me the meds...keep us posted!
Avatar f tn I am currently taking 60 mg of Cymbalta. Not really for depression, but for stress and sensory issues. It totally has helped me handle stress in a normal way. I also haven't had any panic attacks since being on it. Another reason I like Cymbalta. i have not had any weight gain. Some meds can make you gain weight. Though I think meds act differently on different people. So probably the only way to figure out if it will work for you is to try it out for 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn in DC and explain your situation and ask for a refill. In my opinion, cymbalta is not a replacement for klonopin, far from it.
3547166 tn?1347817600 I was recently prescribed Cymbalta for severe Anxiety. I am taking it but I haven't been on it long enough for it to start working yet. Does anyone have any personal experience with this medication? Does anyone know how well this medication will work? I am worried it won't work at all. My Psychiatrist has tried me on so many different medications.
Avatar f tn AS more time went by I felt worse and worse as the theriputic effect of the Effexor XR was losing it's ability to control my depression and anxiety. I started feeling very nausious, almost like I hadn't taken my dosage, but yet I did take it. In short it just "Pooped out on me." I had to do the old medication swap "again." So I mentioned Cymbalta to my P-doc, he agreed that was as good a choice as any.
4753943 tn?1359938169 Depending on what KING of back pain you have, Cymbalta is an excellent choice. It is especially effective for neurological related pain. All doctors handle the transition from one med to another differently. I personally feel the most optimal way is to SLOWLY and gradually taper down the Effexor until you are on a fairly low dose, then start adding the Cymbalta (also at a low dose), then simultaneously taper the Cymbalta up, while tapering the Effexor down...
Avatar f tn My best friend is on cymbalta for depression and it has done wonders for her. Me on the other hand tried it and felt like I was having a heart attack. I am on Prozac and it helps a lot with my withdrawal symptoms especially since I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I just stopped taking the medicine and never had any withdrawals. I would go see a doctor about your problem and not take anymore of your sister's medication. I wish you the best of luck.
396332 tn?1320007215 Im currently on Cymbalta and I just got my dosage upped to 60 mg. Do anti depressants noticably make you happier / less anxiety. Or do you not notice it at all....
Avatar n tn I use Cymbalta for abdomen, neck and hand pain and Fibromyalgia. It does a good job for me. There are some unpleasant side effects such as nausea and being light headed upon standing being the worst for me. I tried Neurontin and Lyrica. I couldn't take the side effects from either of those two. I've experienced life without Cymbalta. Without it my pains levels are considerably higher. My mood is much better on it. All in all, it's well worth the unpleasant side effects for me.
1442059 tn?1340244552 Be careful with the morphine, it's way addictive and causes lethargy and fatigue even without extended use. The clonazepam is also addictive but very good for relief from anxiety. Using it before bed should aid in helping you sleep. Prednisone will jack anybody up and I'm sure know to slowly decrease the dosage. Just because the black box warning on the treatment drugs say you may experience suicidal tendencies doesn't mean it happens to everyone.
Avatar n tn I have just went thru the wors thing in my life and that was the withdrawals feom Cymbalta. I have been on that for about 2 years and also on Klonopin for the same amount of time. I am currently taking 4 mg. of Klonopin a day and was wondering if anyone else has been prescribed this much? I would like to come off of it but from what I have read, it mat be worse then the Cymbalta withdrawls.
1131131 tn?1275112088 Hi, I recently was sent to the ER by my physican due to a reaction I was having from my celexa. I was having extreme anxiety, high blood pressure, sweating, tremors, shaking, etc. They had me stop the celexa. My doctor had me start Zoloft. I have been on it for six days and some of the same symptoms are starting again plus muscle tightness in the chest and throat. She told me to stop the zoloft. I asked if I should titrate it, but I was told to just stop it.
1823499 tn?1370093889 Its horrible. Was suppose to up my dosage today but didnt. For the past 3 to 4 days i have been really moody and mean. I feel all balled up and anxiety. Really bad racy hart, shakes. Im stopping it tho. No more cymbalta.
Avatar f tn No, I've never taken Cymbalta, but just did a search for: cymbalta patient information sheet which brought up a document including the following: ================================================ DO NOT stop taking your capsules without the advice of your doctor even if you feel better. If your doctor thinks that you no longer need Cymbalta he or she will ask you to reduce your dose over at least 2 weeks before stopping treatment altogether.
Avatar n tn I have just went thru the wors thing in my life and that was the withdrawals feom Cymbalta. I have been on that for about 2 years and also on Klonopin for the same amount of time. I am currently taking 4 mg. of Klonopin a day and was wondering if anyone else has been prescribed this much? I would like to come off of it but from what I have read, it mat be worse then the Cymbalta withdrawls.
Avatar f tn I have been on Cymbalta at 90/day for about 6 months and started it about 9 months ago. Initial doses of 30mg made me sicker than a dog and dizzy as all get out. We halfed the dose and gave it a few weeks at a time...up to 30, then 60, then 90 before I started seeing better results. Unfortunately, I'm still dizzy for a bit each day, have wicked/truly blinding migraines at least once a day, nauscious now and then, memory loss at times, etc.
1094370 tn?1317138425 My doctor, who has extensive experience treating patients with Cymbalta for nerve pain, says that the most common (or effective) daily dosage for pain is anywhere between 60 - 120 mg per day. My pain was so intense that I felt some relief after only 3 days at 60mg. You may or may not need some type of pain treatment even after you are done with the antibiotics. If this is the case, be glad that you had a doctor smart enough to suggest that you try Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn I have PTSD and my doc put me on Cymbalta for anxiety and panic attacks. I push through the first month. I had all the side effects listed for the drug. The sweating was horrific. Pushed through one more month and it really hit me. No energy, depression and more sweats. I quit cold turkey. I'd rather deal with the anxiety. My doc said this drug you didn't have to wean off. But....I'm still sweating after being off the drug.
1348086 tn?1370786785 A lady that I work with has been taking Cymbalta for a few years and she says it still works for her. Could it just be me? Has the Cymbalta quit working in less than 2 years for me?
867787 tn?1318939830 I saw my PCP today & calmly confronted him on my lack of care. He ordered a MRI of my brain & cervical spine but have to check & see which hospitals offer financial aid programs & I'm also still hoping the MSAA comes through. He prescribed me Cymbalta & said it was good for nerve pain. I was wondering if any of you have tried this & if so did it help & are there any side effects I should be aware of?
Avatar n tn I was on Cymbalta for a little over two years before I noticed that it was not working for me any longer. My OB put me on Wellbutrin XL to see if that might help (I have tried zoloft and effexor before) - but I am having sever withdrawl to the Cymbalta. I was on 60mg and then now for the past two months I have been taking 30mg once a WEEK - opening the capsule and dividing it into two.
Avatar f tn Has anybody ever tried cymbalta or savella and does it help ,quickly sigh....I have been on 3ml of ativan a day for 3 years (too long) in hopes that I would be able to find a SSRI to help so I could wean off as it doesnt do much anymore and makes me cold brrr....With fibro it makes one more sensitive to meds and I find the SSRI's make my fibro worse.
924711 tn?1290270157 I used to take antidepressants for the pain only but have had to up the dosage for depression as well from having to live with the chronic pain. Cymbalta caused bad depression for me as well as my sister who lives with the same diseases. I moved over to Celexa and it has helped me get out of the depression. There are a lot to choose from. Sometimes you have to switch up the meds because they cause too many side effects or they stop working for you after a while.
Avatar f tn Hang in there, but do talk to them about a plan for coming off of Cymbalta - splitting the dosage won't work....trust me. Your body will adjust to the dosage over time - it has to be a constant gradual decline in medication dosage - but it still is really painful. If you start to have hallucinations or suicidal thoughts, be sure to let your pdoc know right away or go directly to the ER. I had bad suicidal thoughts when I was coming off of Cymbalta. Be careful - Cymbalta is horrible.
719785 tn?1232905118 since she increased the dosage of Cymbalta. With the internet, you can always check for adverse reactions to any medications you might be placed on. Often times the doctor will not mention this, nor the pharmacist...and one could have serious reactions to it. I had tried Effexor and Ultram (because the doctor prescribed it) and I began having seizure activity the second night. Be safe and I wish you the best of luck.
Avatar f tn I used to take Cymbalta (Duloxetine) for sleeping problems associated with depression; Cymbalta should never be given to people with anxiety! As that would just make the anxiety worse... the same reason why people with mania such as Bipolar sufferers shouldn't take the stuff. Also, I struggled to hell with the side effects of Cymbalta! Coming off of the stuff took me MONTHS - though that is an extreme example, apparently most don't get such issues.
1298907 tn?1272890088 Whether it was prescribed for depression/anxiety issues or for nerve pain I'm really interested in knowing how well people are experiencing actual results from it as far as pain relief is concerned & also how well it works for depression as compared to some of the other common anti-depressants such as zoloft, prozac, lexapro. I've tried all 3 of these, liked Lexapro the best.
Avatar f tn Jan 7, 2014 my psychiatrist switched me from 60mg Cymbalta to 100mg Zoloft. The switch was made bc I felt after 5 yrs, the Cymbalta might be pooping out. The first week I took 30mg Cymbalta with 50mg Zoloft. After that week, I stopped Cymbalta and went to 100mg Zoloft. It's now a little over 4 weeks since the switch and I'm having panic attacks like I haven't had in years & also that disassociation feeling that goes along w/anxiety & depression.
396332 tn?1320007215 It is a side effect for sure. I got the dosage to what was right for me, and loved it! It was like nt and day for me. Believe me....I can't take it right now and I appreciate it more than ever..LOL~! I hope that helps... just remember..it's all about the dosage SOMETIMES.... Good Luck!