Depression medication cymbalta

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Avatar n tn I know that Cymbalta is prescribed for depression but is it also good for anxiety? and why?
1226682 tn?1399941324 I took Cymbalta and it did help my depression but not my anxiety. I had to add an anti anxiety med to it. I would recommend starting off at 20 mgs. What dose did your Dr prescribe for you?
Avatar f tn Please bear in mind that my winter depression includes agoraphobia (fear of leaving home). I regret taking Cymbalta!!! BTW, I was taking Wellbutrin all the while, & still am with greater success. Don't underestimate the power of Chinese remedies & yoga (as much as you're able) for Fibro & depression. I'm so sick of expensuve medication that jacks me up even more... Pharmaceutical companies can stick it where the sun don't shine for this BS!
1627868 tn?1333889942 are you particularly sensitive to medication in general? i know i am, so i chose to avoid cymbalta. i did take nortryptiline to help with my neuropathy, and it didn't do much to me except knock me out but good at night which wasn't such a bad thing. i often have a lot of trouble staying asleep. lyrica made me so groggy and spaced out which wasn't acceptable since i have a 5-year-old and have to be somewhat coherent most of the time. maybe some others will chime in here.
Avatar m tn Hey guys, I plan to start Cymbalta (30mgs) tomorrow morning per my pdoc. I have had some very bad experiences with some of the other SSRI's (Zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro) as far as sleep/sexual/cognitive disturbances but I feel like some prescription help may (still) be warranted. I just wanted to see what anyone had to say regarding their experiences with this drug.
596143 tn?1226651654 I took blood for tests and put me on cymbalta for the time being. I am now tappering off my Effexor and up to 60 mg of the cymbalta. I haven't gotten the test results back yet. anyway, my question is--Has anyone had luck with cymbalta? And does cymbalta work for fibro and cfs? Why isn't he referring me to a neuro or a pain mgmt doc?
Avatar n tn Although now he complains of pains in his legs, no energy - can't even get motivated out of bed sometimes, insomnia and anxiety. He was prescribed Cymbalta for depression. On this medication he experiences tremors, nervousness, tourettes - severe muscle spasams, confusion, nighmares, dizziness - the list goes on. He can't even function so he turns to suboxone and suboxone clears up the symptoms that Cymbalta creates. He's off suboxone and doesn't need it on a daily basis.
Avatar f tn Statistics indicate that only about 10% of patients with severe depression develope refractory type depression (depression that is medication resistant) But, if it's only supposed to be 10% why is it that I'm seeing more like 30% as a more realistic cross section. I think thier numbers are skewed. With every day I hear of more and more of this. Could the doctors have been wrong? Could resistance building to these medications be much more common than once thought?
Avatar f tn I took Cymbalta for depression, however, I noticed a relief in pain of FMS with my first dosage. I discontinued it when I began taking Ultram (as they sometimes do not mix well). Anything that requires a prescription will come with certain side-effects...one needs to try the medication to see how it works and weigh if the difference in pain is significant enough for them to continue taking, as compared with the side-effects. What helps one, may not help the other.
Avatar m tn Why you are having this med for depression ? If you can get tianeptine. It would be the best med for depression with minimum side effects .
Avatar m tn 30Mgs of Cymbalta is a good starting point and this gives him option to ramp the dosage up as needed. Regardless of this fact, Cymbalta, May or may not be an effective medication for her. I tried Cymbalta for 7 weeks at 60Mgs per day (after 4 years on Effexor) and in my case it did NOTHING to help with my condition. Some people respond to Cymbalta and some don't, Your wife may not ever respond to Cymbalta, as some people don't.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have been on 10mg of Lexapro since September 2010 and I must admit that is has helped with anxiety and depression. At first i had energy and didn;t have sleep issues but for the past couple of months i've been very sluggish and groggy. The doc decided to switch me to Cymbalta. I will start at 30mg and work my way up to 60 mg. I'm a little concerned about making the switch because it makes me wonder if the whole gettting on a medication process will take place all over again.
Avatar f tn Is anyone out there on Cymbalta? My Dr. switched me today and I am so afraid of the side effects. Ive been on Lexapro for the past 3 years but feel I might be immuned to it. He added Wellbutrin but it made me extremely anxious.....
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.
Avatar f tn YES! I had terrible problems with Cymbalta. I was on it last year and had facial numbness, drooping, tremors, and a ton of other symptoms. By the time my husband realized what was going on with it, I was almost dead. I stayed in the hospital for a while and then was home and unable to function for quite a while afterward. Be VERY wary of this medicine. I still have memory loss and other effects from it. Please be careful with this medication.
1168718 tn?1464987135 Has anyone else been taken off their regular antidepressants ( that seem to be working) .... and changed from Zoloft to Cymbalta ? I have been reading about it, and weight gain is something that I don't want to deal with, and some of the side effects aren't so nice. I have been getting these lumps all through my body, and they are painful at times, and I think he thought maybe it would work for pain and help me sleep better to, I do take Zoplicone to sleep 2x7.5 mg. pills................
177382 tn?1253044740 I'm on 60 mg of cymbalta in the morning and 30 mg in the afternoon my Dr was going to give me zannys for my depression at first but decided to try cymbalta because its for depression and fibro systems its was helping at first for the fibro symtems but now its not I font know if its because it seems mine is flairing up more then before I was only on 60mg in the morning at first but found myself wore out by afternoon again I tried the lyrica (or how ever you spell it lol ) but right now nothing i
Avatar f tn Has anybody on here used cymbalta (sp?) to help with the withdrawls and depression? My Dr. is putting me on that and I was just wondering if any of you have had sucess with it?
Avatar m tn If you are taking medication for depression does that make your system take longer to ejaculate and also make it harder to gain an erection?
Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
639385 tn?1266214505 I have been on Cymbalta since it came out. After a couple years of being on this med, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Then, Cymbalta was introduced as a med for people with Fibro. Well, if it helps with reducing the effects of pain, I am much worse than I thought. I have been on 120mg for several years, and I am now out of work with pain/Fibromyalgia and depression that just won't lift. I was reduced from 120mg to 90mg to try and slowly get me off of the Cymbalta.
Avatar m tn Duloxetine is the generic for cymbalta....it is used for anxiety and depression....it is also used for nerve pain in patients with arthritis and fibromyalgia ,etc....hope this helps you out some....
Avatar n tn If it becomes bothersome, I would defenitly talk with your Doc about changing the Medication. Other than depression, Cymbalta is more used in treating Fibromyalgia or Diabetic Neuropothy pain. It is not so widely used in chronic pain such as yours. The host of side effects it comes with is also a concern to me..Some of which include suicidal tendencys. Be sure to read your medication guide and I would discuss the headaches and ringing of the ears right after the Holiday.
Avatar f tn I have asked my doctor to please help me to get off of so much medicine and just find one medication for me to take for my depression. He has suggested Cymbalta. He is slowly weening me off Zoloft. I am taking 50 mgs. a day instead of 100. I will do this for two weeks and them go to 50 mgs. every other day. Then we will stop the Wellbutrin and start Cymbalta. Has anyone had any experience with doing this? How did work for you?
Avatar n tn I,ve been on depression meds for 30 years. My mother, sister, grandfather are also taking meds for the same reason. I,m on effexor xr and 375mgs per day. It works just fine as long as I don,t miss a day. If i do I am very short tempered and get angly easily along with depression. My problem is I can,t afford Effexor taking it at such a high dose. Is there something else that works like Effexor but costs less? My other meds are Diavan HCL 160/25.. thanks!!
Avatar f tn I am to so depressed but I don't have stomach and it is hard to treat meet,Was on lithium 15yr could hold gun right,they have tried me on Cymbalta, 2 or 3 more I have had 3 hours sleep last 8 days
Avatar m tn got even worse, and depression now saw dr yesterday and he gave me cymbalta to start taking 30 mg for 1 week and 60 mg next 2 and added 0.5 xanax 3 times a day and to continue taking the 1 mg of klonopin twice a day. i understand the greif process and everything i am going through have talke to grief couns and they agreed that i needed something to assist the klonopin, but is the addition of cylmbalta and xanax safe.
7684852 tn?1437175492 Have you talked with your doctor about your depression? Often times it can be controlled with medication. I think it is worth a shot. And I agree that an aftercare program is essential to STAYING clean. Here is the link for meetings in your area: http://portaltools.na.
1770281 tn?1315403593 It is never a good idea to just cold turkey off any medication. It should be monitored by a doctor and a clear plan in place as to how the tapering down is going to be done. You should contact your doctor tomorrow and see what he/she suggests since clearly your cold turkey off your effexor is causing you problems.