Cymbalta generalized anxiety disorder

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Avatar n tn DB=pubmed Have a look. In May 2006, Eli Lilly submitted Cymbalta to the FDA as treatment for generalized anxiety disorder.
1442059 tn?1340244552 Major Depressive Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is indicated for the treatment of: Major Depressive Disorder Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Fibromyalgia (FM)
177382 tn?1253044740 Paxil -Paroxetine is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Paroxetine belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of the chemical serotonin in the brain.
Avatar f tn 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.
480448 tn?1426952138 A Review of its Use in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder Best regards, M4
Avatar n tn Cymbalta is prescribed for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. So I am not that sure that many people on this site are experienced with it. We do have forums on anxiety, depression, pain management, etc. I think you might have better luck posting there. The one thing that I do know is that this is a med you do not want to stop suddenly if you decide to stop taking it.
Avatar m tn I started seeing a therapist, who diagnosed me with severe panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, and hypochondriasis. I was put on Paxil and that really saved me. It took my panic away completely. After a while, the panic attacks started again. At this time, I started talking to (my current girlfriend) who lived in Florida, and we talked about me moving down to Florida since my life at home was bad. Anxious and all, I finally made the move.
Avatar n tn I have been on 60mg of Cymbalta for generalized anxiety disorder and feelings of panic for sometime now. This is the 3rd med I have tried, and none of them have seemed to work too well. My doctor switched me to 15mg of Buspar twice daily. I stopped the Cymbalta and started the Buspar at the same time. Well, the Cymbalta withdrawls started within two days and were completely unbarable.
Avatar f tn You have been on the Cymbalta for 2.5 weeks. I do not think you should be worrying about it failing at this point - so I would find a mantra to focus on that avoids worrying about med failure. When I was on anti-anx meds, I used to say "I am on a powerful med which will push me through any obstacles that arise" every time I had a fright. That is just my example.
865758 tn?1285956504 However, situational anxiety can lead to generalized anxiety if you do not learn new ways of coping with the stressors that brought on the anxiety in the first place. What medications were you prescribed? Some antidepressants are effective in treating anxiety; however, they can have unpleasant side-effects and actually make the anxiety worse for the first few weeks. In general, you should never rely solely on medication to treat depression / anxiety disorders.
223718 tn?1192926770 It has turned into a bit of skin picking as well- I develop sores on my scalp that I assume are related to the pulling that I pick at as well as other imperfections on my skin. I just finally mentioned this to my doctor. The breaking point was my generalized anxiety/ depression and straight up anger were out of control.. The pulling didn't so much bother me as it has just become a part of who I am. My doctor put me on zoloft which has made a world of difference in the depression and anger.
739988 tn?1386676569 Hi everyone. I am on Cymbalta and Zyprexa for my bipolar. I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I take Ativan as needed and Xanax as needed, my body is adjusting to them and they are not working as well. I was wondering, is there a med to take all the time for anxiety? I mean like I take a med for depression, a med for mania, is there one for anxiety? Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn HELP?! I'm hurting. I have had major depressive disorder as well as, generalized anxiety and attention deficit disorder for the past 4 years. I am 24 yrs old. and in the past few years I have tried a whole bunch of anti-depressants. Zoloft, celexa, lexapro, buspar. None of which really seemed to help me. About 5 months ago my psych decided to try something else. Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Generalized anxiety disorder...and depression after the birth of my first baby....I tried several different ones...NOW I AM ON EFFEXOR XR!!!!! I feel great!!! is for both!!! Ask your doc!!!!
314892 tn?1264627503 Hall et al in a study of medically induced anxiety disorder found thyroid disorders, i.e., hyper- and hypothyroidism and thyroiditis, to be the most frequent medical conditions misdiagnosed as primary anxiety disorder.11 Other common medical causes for anxiety in their study included hypoglycemia, Addison's and Cushing's Disease, hyper- and hypoparathyroidism, and diabetes mellitus.
Avatar m tn I know a lot of peoples who get rid of their anxiety disorder without meds but most of them had only minor anxiety disorder or just one anxiety disorder, not all the anxiety disorders in the world (panic, social, general, somatization, them...). I know some peoples who get ride of their anxiety with only therapy and sometimes just with their self power... Sometimes anxiety disorder appear and dissepear fast and never show up again...
Avatar f tn Similar to yourself, I too have anxiety without Depression. I was also given Lorazapam and take it as needed, mostly to sleep though. BUT...I was also prescribed Lexapro, please keep in mind that some of these meds that are for depression are also prescribed to help with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. If you are just a "worrier" by nature, you could very well have GAD. I am on a VERY low does of Lexapro (10mg), and it helps with my daily nervousness.
Avatar f tn I suspect your daughter is suffering from GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). Both my mother and sister suffer from this disorder. In their situations, as they got older - the anxiety got worse. Therapy tends to work best in conjunction with medication as the medication tends to "ease the fears and jitters" so that the therapy can "work". Often our children are so "anxiety-filled" that there is no "room" in their brains for the theapy methods.
Avatar n tn I have a panic and anxiety disorder. I get all kings of head feelings..pressure, ear plugs, ringing, constant buzz, balance, no headaches though..but feel like in the clouds. I've been doing very well until the last couple of weeks and it all hit again. This time dizzy and vertigo. My doctor says I don't need a MRI but I asked for one anyways. Had it done today - with the panic attack. I shook like a wet dog and twitched, sweated, palpatations, got very dizzy.
Avatar m tn Hi! I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In my opinion, your doctor shouldn't be prescribing those meds to you anyway. Zoloft is an anti-depressant, and almost all anti-depressant medication can trigger anxiety. Personally, I have tried prozac, zoloft, and well-butrin (buproprion). Well-Butrin worked best for me as an anti-depressant and did help with the frequency of my anxiety attacks, but the others did nothing but either A) Make me more anxious, or B) Make me feel like a zombie.
Avatar f tn As far as Wellbutrin and Cymbalta are concerned - wellbutrin obviously made it worse, but cymbalta made the mental part of anxiety go away (the mental part of anxiety only resurfaced couple of months after I had stopped taking it).
Avatar n tn I've been suffering from generalized anxiety since 1998 and now a clonazepam dependent. Feel better now a days but I am still desperately searching for my real self, I mean, the way I was when anxiety was not yet controlling my mind and body. Don't you feel it too? That the REAL YOU is not there anymore, no where to be found? Don't you always say to yourself, "This is NOT me!" What do you think, guys, will we ever get back to our own world before?
2044839 tn?1331259441 It's called G.A.D. Or, generalized anxiety disorder. Xanax is short acting. Meaning it stays in your system for about 8 hours and helps the anxiety for about 4 to 6 hours hours. You may want to talk to your Dr about a longer acting anti anxiety med. There are several to think about. Many people do well on Klonopin. It is in the benzo family like Xanax but, it's much longer acting.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder back in my early 20's. I am now 35, male, married with 1 child and one on the way. My work is stressful beyond the imagination. Financially, i am always worried about things. I've been walking around thinking that the feelings I'm experiencing are only me - and lately, i've been thinking that i'm crazy. But now, after reading these posts, i don't feel alone. I have feelings of burning in both legs, my sides and even my arms.
Avatar f tn As a long-time sufferer of generalized anxiety, I know that some strange and crazy things can happen to your body. Lately, I have been experiencing some pin like sticks throughout my body. Not often...not that painful, but it does have me concerned. It will feel like someone has just stuck a stick pin very quickly onto my skin, then it goes away. Does anyone else experience this?
Avatar n tn The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol. I'm reluctant to try any anti-anxiety meds since I had a bad bout with cymbalta a few months back and I really don't feel as though I need it. I just want the pain to stop. I've tried numerous relaxation and meditation methods which are very calming and helpful, but still the pain comes. The only time I don't notice it is when I'm exercising (usually run 3-6 miles/day). Any thoughts of what's going on?
Avatar n tn Strange that your anxiety has increased as Cymbalta is FDA approved for generalized anxiety disorder. A med I take for anxiety is propranolol. It is a beta blocker used for high blood pressure, anxiety and akathisia.