Cymbalta with prozac

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Avatar f tn my son just so happens to be here right now. he has been on cymbalta for two years now...after trying prozac and effexor. he has alot of anxiety also and it seems to work the best for him. i asked him about the side effects...and he said he had brain zaps either. guess everyone is different on how things affect them. the prozac and effexor both made him more depressed.
1627868 tn?1333889942 Everyone I know who has taken long term medication for nerve pain seesm to end up with other medical problems. Sorry i know that doesnt help. cymbalta is used a lot for fibromyalgia patients so perhaps someone on their forum has used it. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm new here, but have had Fibro since sometime in the early part of 2001, but was not "officially" diagnosided until around 2004-2005.. Anyways amoung every other drug in the millions they Dr. s love to try on us "lab rats" I was given cymbalta almost a year ago along with Lyrica, to add to the Prozac, Fentynal, Soma, Feldine(sp??) cocktail i was already taking. I stopped taking it within two months!
Avatar f tn I went to see another Doctor, this Doctor was not aware of the withdrawal symptoms of discontinuing Cymbalta, just that its not recommended that I take it with the Prozac, she said quit the Cymbalta and she would see me back in 2 weeks and she would prescribe the Prozac. Well that was a last Monday, its Saturday, I have never felt headaches and pain like this in my life, and I have fibromyalgia, I know pain.
Avatar f tn I believe it works best on depression more than depression pain. Now after years of use my dr. has put me Abilify 2mg in am along with the Cymbalta with the plan to cut my Cymbalta dose while raising the Abilify. I tell ya, my feet hurt more, my legs hurt more and I feel more depressed and that's without cutting down on the Cymbalta yet. I also gain some weight and crave high carbs and sweets more than I did before Cymbalta alone and the 2 meds together.
390848 tn?1215807661 I have never been on prozac, but I have been on alot of other anti-deoressants Im on Cymbalta and you can have w/ds from Cymbalta and any anti=depressant needs to be taperd and only a very few I mean very few have w/ds!! Me im lucky I among the few the dumb and depressed, so I have w/ds from SOME anti-depressants but im not screwed up like I was. Most people are using or abusing pain meds or something to cover up a much deeper problem.
Avatar f tn I was on Prozac for over 10 years with great results. When I started having headaches again, the first the Dr flew to was the Prozac and said I had been on it too long and it was not effective any longer. Since that time, it's been 6 months of daily headaches and countless medications and nothing has completely stopped them. At this time I started out with Cymbalta 30 mg for 6 weeks and am now up to 60mg daily and I can notice a slight improvement.
Avatar n tn I took Prozac many years ago with no problem so I agreed. At his suggestion, I stopped the Cymbalta cold turkey (90mg) and switched the next day to Prozac (60 mg). Four days after I started I began to get pounding heartbeat-- but I dont' feel nervous or anxious-- just feels like my heart is beating out of my chest. I did a websearch and don't see anything that talks about rapid heartbeat associated with either withdrawal from Cymbalta or as a side effect of Prozac so I'm REAL confused.
Avatar n tn I was wondering as I'm tapering down to every other day to 20mg of Prozac for two weeks, if I could start taking 15-30mg of Cymbalta with it. I want to get the Cymbalta on board before I fall off the deep end, but don't want to end up with serotonin syndrom either. Please help....My pdoc is not very familiar with Cymbalta so she just isn't sure how to transition in the safest way. I have quit Prozac cold turkey before and transitioned right to Lexapro with no problems at all.
Avatar f tn You were on Prozac for 10 years and began to experience some mild panic attacks. If the Prozac was working for your depression, why didn't you and your doctor discuss adding a mild antianxiety med as an adjunct, rather than switching horses in mid-stream? Not a judgement, just a question. As you know, all ADs are going to have some side effects, did you give the Cylexa and the Cymbalta adequate trial times?
Avatar f tn to get off Cymbalta. Do not go on Cymbalta to get off Prozac and the like. If u hv chronic/neuropathic pain, I strongly suggest tht u do not go on Cymbalta. I went on it 7yrs ago, felt sm benefit for abt 2mos but hv been on Cymbalta for the last 7yrs b/c it is near impossible to wean off of. Pls check the Cymbalta w/drawal website. We are all part of a class action lawsuit agnst the makers of Cymbalta.
310072 tn?1209735352 I can tell you I've been on Prozac (still am), Zoloft, Cymbalta, Elavil, and Trazadone. I am about to supplement the Prozac with a very low dose of Remeron (to assist in sleep--which is probably the biggest issue for me). And I am one who absolutely hates having to take medication. This has been a long time, ongoing battle. But I've found I am better able to cope and find my way through on these drugs then not. I'm down to a low dose of Prozac.
Avatar n tn My Dr prescribed .5 Xanax along with Cymbalta for my depression and irritability. Extreem irritability. I have always been the nice sweet mom of the neighboorhood and after my husband and I went through a child diagnosed with adhd & aspergers and I huge financial change in our life I kinda turned in to a raving edgy irritable person over 6 months I wasnt myself. Anyway ............
Avatar f tn I am getting ready to start cymbalta after being on prozac for over 8 years. Prozac initially helped with my depression but made my anxiety worse (I didn't realize this, just thought I had developed anxiety along with the depression). Recently after going through detox for a drug problem, and speaking with two detox nurses, I have learned a great deal about these meds. Prozac is actually a more "speedy" anti depressant, which explains why when I took it at night, I could never sleep.
Avatar f tn Withdrawl can also be much worse on SNRI's like Cymbalta and Effexor than with SSRI medications. This fact counts for a lot if you ever need to taper off and swap meds. Don't get me wrong, SNRI's have their place, but if an SSRI does the trick then I say stay away from the SNRI's.
480448 tn?1426952138 Just wanted to get some input from those of you who have had experience with Cymbalta. I post this poll with the understanding that everyone is different....I just would like some info. Thanks all!
Avatar n tn There are lots of different kinds of anti-depressants. None of them are exactly the same as each other, but they fall into different categories. Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Cymbalta is a norephrine reuptake inhibitor, which is a VERY similar group, but it acts on adrenaline as well as serotonin, and is therefore stronger and has stronger side effects. I've been on both kinds, and found them both fine, except that the SSRI didn't work for me.
804276 tn?1480861656 i take adhd meds along with a host of other meds for various reasons but i've heard cymbalta helps with pain so i'm hoping it will help enough to get off pain meds. i don't know if you will be able to get off pain meds but it's worth a try, maybe we can at least cut down on them! narnia41, posted above, said it didn't help and may cause mania which i don't need, and is hard to get off of.
Avatar f tn Doc told me to take the Prozac together with the Cymbalta for the first 5 days, then totally STOP the Prozac and just continue the Cymbalta. It's been 2 weeks since prozac was stopped. I cannot sleep (even with ambien, xanax,), but, I am extremely fatigued where I just lay in the bed all day without the strength to move or shower. I'm not sleeping, but my mind is racing. Xanax does not help be calm or sleep.
Avatar m tn I have been using Cymbalta for alomost four years, I am very concerned that my Doc wants to start me on 40mg of Prozac when I have been on 120mg of Cymbalta. Can I have your thoughts about 40mg vs. 120mg and what side affects I will have to go though.
Avatar n tn all drs love to push pills and you are on a new type of ssri med with cymbalta and the old prozac pills back in the olden days and i dont hear good things about the tricyclics. can cause eventaully strokes and other negative pills side effects. why are you on 2 anti depression meds. take one or the other. you need to be open and tell dr what you want not what he wants. trust me!!
727401 tn?1231198965 It may not though so all you can do is give it a try. You seem to do well on the more stimulating meds like Prozac and Cymbalta. Another one that may work is Wellbutrin. I'm not sure if that one comes in generic though. Your Dr can let you know.
1033596 tn?1252523193 The only med I know of without weight gain is Prozac, but it's very different than Cymbalta, so don't go quitting precipitously, and there's no guarantee Prozac would do anything for you in a good way. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Turns out it was the meds so they took me off. With in three days I was in hell. Awful, vivid, lucid nightmares I couldn't wake myself from. The type where I was witnessing gross murders and mutilations and many times committing them myself. Nausea, brain zaps, tremors, fatigue, cold sweats... you name it I had it. So they put me on Prozac. It took about another 2 weeks but finally the symptoms subsided and I was feeling great.
Avatar m tn Citalopram (Celexa) 6. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) 7. Paroxetine (Paxil) 8. Milnacipran (Savella) 9. Fluoxetine (Prozac) 10. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 11. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) 12. Reboxetine (Vestra) Acceptability: 1. Sertraline (Zoloft) 2. Escitalopram (Lexapro) 3. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) 4.Citalopram (Celexa) 5.Fluoxetine (Prozac) 6. Milnacipran (Savella) 7. Mirtazapine (Remeron) 8. Venlafaxine (Effexor) 9. Paroxetine (Paxil) 10. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 11. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) 12.
Avatar f tn I would like to ask your opinion- I took my Cymbalta Wed (12/4) morning as normal (been on it 4-5 yrs for depression but been depression free since 10/2012) anyway Wed 12/4 I went into the hospital for a scheduled Gastric Bypass Reversal (long story) and I did not find out until the next morning 12/5/13 that I could not have the cymbalta that day.
Avatar f tn You know best, but CBT therapy will directly try to help you with those symptoms with relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, exercise, affirmations, and such. The mental part is harder to deal with than the physical part, actually, though neither is easy or guaranteed. But whatever you choose, I hope it helps.