Cymbalta how long does it take to work

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Avatar m tn have only been on effexor 150 for a few days. not working yet.
Avatar f tn Everything I have read says this does not treat anxiety. I just started taking Zoloft because it does Paxil, Lexapro and such. Maybe it will work..dunno?
Avatar f tn For some, Cymbalta does work and I can say that it did for me when I was taking it. I hope you find relief soon and take care.
3547166 tn?1347817600 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 n tn One, antidepressants do NOT cause addiction. Two, it takes 4 to 8 weeks for an antidepressant to start working. You won't know if it works with trying it for 2 weeks. People talk about the symptoms you may have when you stop many psychotropic drugs... that is called discontinuation syndrome, it is not withdrawal from addiction.
1442059 tn?1340244552 How long did it take til you noticed it helping your anxiety?
177382 tn?1253044740 I am on Cymbalta, have been for a couple years now. He recently upped it to 60mg. I have to take it at night, it makes me sleepy, but I do think it helps. I am also on Tramodol and Gabapentin. I am on all of these pain meds, it would be nice if he would diagnose me with something. He said it could be Fibro, my rheumatologist says I do have osteoarthritis. I keep testing positive for auto-immune, doesn't know which one. Now he is trying to get me into a pain specialist.
Avatar f tn I am so angry about this drug and am determined to get off of it. What I want to know is how long am I going to feel like this, I pray its not months. Right now I am just trying to find information on any drug addiction to help ease me out of the funk. My hubby and my Doctor have suggested taking some pain killers for the headaches and pain but what's the point, its just swapping one addiction for another....
Avatar f tn how long does it take to "kick in"? Is it one of the 10+ days meds or does it have immediate effects? Just wondering b/c I'm not sure I'm taking this stuff right. I'm used to having freakouts and taking a benzo to stop it, but from what i've gathered, this is a long-term-steady blood level type of drug not a silver-bullet-pill.
5082295 tn?1371254511 Hi..I was also going to ask how long does it take for the hylands leg cramps take to work? I took 2 (it said 2-4 every 4 hrs) like 30mins or an hour ago?,my legs r cramping bad from lowering a lot bc I have only 2 left. So need these to work ASAP!
Avatar f tn That being said, I'd like to ask the "opposite".How long does it take to go from a normal level of dvit like 50 to a low level like 20?And after how long of being at level 20 does it take to feel the deficiency symptoms?
Avatar f tn I take Norco for CP....My doc wanted me to try Cymbalta for the same reaons, as it is supposed to work on Seratonin balance AND adrenaline....Not sure how that manifests in pain relief. I took them for almost 3 months, really really wanting them to work. They DID NOT WORK, on anything really....I chose a different route for depression and that was to dig deep psychologically to address the root issues...I still take the Norco, but no ADs.......
1442059 tn?1340244552 This may sound stupid but they told me to take it in the am , can I take it at night? I have a lot of anxiety about not being able to sleep,stomach issues keeping me awake etc will this keep me awake?
1243620 tn?1274794297 Sorry, I checked it out and this can be a side effect of antidepressants, and they say it can last as long as it takes for your body to adjust to the a week ot two. Go by how long it lasted the last time it happened to you for an indicator of how long it will last this time. Your doctor can be reached at anytime, weekend or not. This is a big concern for you, so call and leave it as an emergency message, he'll get back to you. I've never heard of this.......
Avatar f tn I also suffer from suicidal thoughts and he knows this but it seems like there is nothing he can do, i am scared he won't be there for me anymore. He has mentioned medication and i refuse to take it so maybe he won't try to help me now, i constantly worry about what he thinks of me and how he responds to me, maybe this is more my problem than his. My question is, can that happen can your therapist loose interest in you and why would they?
600857 tn?1230061370 Hi gmama, I tried neurontin and it made my vision so blurred it had to stop. It happened so quickly I wasn't able to tell if it would of helped my symptoms. Just a side affect to look out for. If you do try it I pray it is the perfect on for you. Changing and rechanging-trial and error is no fun! May God Bless you!!
Avatar f tn Idk if I'd ever try an SSRI again and if so, it'd have to be a combo. I'm currently back on Cymbalta and will not be changing anytime soon as it does work for me. I just thought it could use a bit of improving bc I was having some hypochondria last yr (I did have several medical issues). I think therapy could have helped that.... Live & learn!!! Thanks again for your reply.
Avatar f tn Unlike those who withdraw from alcohol, crack and whatever else - these people get to go to these weekly spas to recover in. I get to work, go to school, take care of my daughter, take care of my home and hope to hell that I can survive. There is nothing to ease my pain or make it better. Plus, I have no idea when this misery is going to end. I have to smile and pray to god that it will be over soon.
Avatar f tn Hopefully you did this quickly enough, and I think you did, to avoid this problem, so I think your brain should re-adapt to Cymbalta soon. Hope it all works out, and if you ever decide you want to make this kind of change first quit the Cymbalta as slowly as you need to before moving to another drug so you can sort out whether the problem is the old drug or the new one.
665881 tn?1248930597 What i would mainly like to know is how the tingling of Fibromyalgia feels, like where do you get it, how often to you get it, describe how it feels and also, how is your pain, do you have Allodynia as well as Hyperalgesia? Do you get Hyperalgesia at all? Please answer! Thanks, I will choose a best answer!
217229 tn?1192766004 ---Long term effect(s) ---Long term side effects ---Temporary side effects ---WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO? ---Is there a noticeable difference in pain --- if so, how much? Is it worth it to me to try out the LYRICA - Cymbalta combo she's prescribed? If so - what should I expect? And TRULY --- how bad is the weight gain? (Because I'm already pretty chunky... LOL!) I'm pretty funny about medicines and I'm a bit "scared" to try anything "new".
Avatar n tn my doctor told me to stop taking the Cymblata. Any idea on how long it will take for my blood pressure to stabalize?
Avatar m tn You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed. Also everyday, press the centre point of the palm of both your hands 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
Avatar f tn When i got the presc for Clonidine i asked if i could still take that and she said not to it would not be good for me. I will keep it for another time if i am having trouble sleeping. I am feeling funny but i just assume that is the new drug in my system and the head cold together. I will keep you posted if i can go the whole day with this...i sure wish i knew about this site 1-1/2 wks ago it would have saved me 170.00 on acupunture. thanks for all your is priceless!
750716 tn?1263738243 Wow I feel SO much better though verging on hypo episode I think, all the dizziness and sickness disappeared within an couple of hours of taking the 30mg Cymbalta. Up this morning at 06.30am after only 5 hours sleep, not sure how long this energy will last but it sure feels great so I'm going to enjoy it! Spending spree yesterday...£ a CHARITY SHOP lol!!!!! Cleaned house top to bottom.
Avatar f tn I don't know why the doctor did that but I think if I taper off Effexor first and then start on Cymbalta, it is going to take long time to start feeling any improvement. Honestly, iam really tired and got impatient cz my situation is intolerable and I can't live this way. I can't explain how tough and sad is my situation now.
Avatar f tn Hello & Welcome to our Community. Sorry it took so long for someone to reply back. It is late and the holidays are coming up, so it is a bit slow out here. Keep checking you post as other will chime in & out. Many of us went c/t off our Opiates and made it out alive. I think what he is trying to tell you, is that you will have some Withdraws if you just Stop! The thing about theses meds is that they Change both Body and the Chemical makeup of the Brain.
1348086 tn?1370786785 It rears it's ugly head eventually as anxiety or depression, and forces us to deal with it. Therapy also teaches us how to think differently about things and how to cope. Six months is a long time to not have learned if there is a root cause, or not. Does he talk about your past, your feelings? Do you feel or know if there is a root cause, and if so, has he addressed this?
190466 tn?1215888454 Would you recommend it to take if one decides to go C/T? What will ti help with specifically? The depression that so many seem to be suffering from after a few days without pills?
Avatar f tn May I ask whay your reaction was to taking Cymbalta and Savella together was? You can send me a private message if you don't want to post it. I was trying to go off of Cymbalta and onto Savella and my best description of it was "a living hell." I ended up at the doctors office telling her that my brain was broken. Wondering if your experience was similar.