Depression medication cymbalta

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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 Also my psychiatrist told me alot of people who suffer from anxiety/depression will think the medication is making them worse because the are already struggling with anxiety/depression. However, some medications just don't work for people, or cause side effects such as fatigue. I was on lexapro 10mg for a year, then stopped, and started to take it again for a little over a month and it no longer worked for my anxiety. So I slowly weaned off the lexapro and switched to cymbalta.
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 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 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.
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.
Avatar f tn I'm 9 weeks pregnant. I've been on seroqel 150mg a day for years also cymbalta 30mg. When I was 3 weeks pregnant I took myself of cymbalta completly. I've been in severe depression not wanting to do anything. I'm just wondering if I should go back on cymbalta. I'm on 150mg still because I was on it with my last pregnacy and everthing was fine.
1226682 tn?1399937724 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 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 n tn what are the physical effects of weaning yourself off antidepressant medication?
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 I'm bipolar II, ultradian and medication-resistant. After 20 years on psychiatric medications - I took cymbalta for 12 years - I have the beginning of primary hyperparathyroidism. I also have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. Last month, after hypercalcemia and severe depression in spite of 120 mgs of cymbalta, I tapered down my psychiatric medications. Now I'm SEVERELY depressed. Not suicidal. I think I should start an antidepressant, again.
1627868 tn?1333886342 I'm currently on Cymbalta because I have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and depression. It helps with the pain but I was on Prozac before and it helped more with the depression.
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!
596143 tn?1226648054 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 f tn I am on day 6 cold turkey off percocets. I realize the underlying issue is depression/coping. Today I saw a NP and was prescribed Saphris 5mg SL every night and started on Lamictal with a tapering increase in dose over the next month. Im not comfortable with the Saphris though,,,its an "atypical antipsychotic" and used for people with Bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia?????
Avatar f tn The decision to take a medication for depression/anxiety is a personal one. If you were abusing drugs as a way of self medicating for anxiety or depression (which is quite common), then it might not be a bad idea to try the Cymbalta. Either way, you have to address that initial depression/anxiety. If you choose to do it without meds, then be sure you're seeking therapy. If you were taking Cymbalta for depression/anxiety related to detox, then that's a bit different...
Avatar m tn I had insomnia and fibromyalgia. My doctor put me on Cymbalta. He said it would help me with sleep and pain. It was 2 weeks of hell, no sleep and constant pain and I wanted to kill myself!!! I was not depressed and have no history of depression. my doctor switched me to amitriptyline. It helps with sleep but not pain, I would never recommend Cymbalta to anyone !
Avatar f tn Or are you saying you had a bad case of depression and anxiety and the medication has reduced it to just a bit of jitters and a tad of depression, in which case you're probably doing better than most people without any anxiety or depression. If you're expecting medication to make your life perfect, it's not gonna happen. Nobody's life is like that. Everyone has down times, and anxious times.
Avatar m tn Cipralex (Escitalopram) 10 mg 1-0-0 Cymbalta (Duloxetine) 60 mg 1-0-0 Lamictal (Lamotrigine) 50 mg 1-0-2 Twelve months feeling of well being on previous medication. Mild to medium depression for last seven days hence reason for change in medication. One month prescription. Review in fourteen days. Is revised medication combination safe and recommended?
Business woman1 I have been on the medication for 2 1/2 years (for Fibromyalgia, depression and panic disorder). After doing a lot of research, I decided to wean myself off of the medication (yes, I did see my doctor first, but she was no help at all...and again, I did my research). After going down 20 mg for two days, I was a basket case.
535882 tn?1396576685 Everyone reacts to medications differently. Cymbalta is good for depression in those who also suffer from chronic pain. I am not that familiar with either one but you say you have been taking the lexapro for 10 days so see if it will work for you. I would give it a month or two anyways and then if it doesn't seem to be helping try the Cymbalta.
Avatar f tn Hi, its me again sorry to bother everyone, but, I have been very very depressed over the past few months, as you all know I have the missed heart beats and so on, I have been seeing a pshychiatrist for the depression, doc has just changed my medication from Avanza to 'Cymbalta' has anyone heard of this drug, he said it would be very safe, but I dont know how it will effect my ever ectopic heart.
20003388 tn?1515166040 How would a stimulant work in conjunction with a partial dopamine agonist like Rexulti? I am prescribe the Rexulti for depression/anxiety in conjunction with Prozac and Cymbalta. The Vyvanse is being added to treat my severe ADHD, I am the mostly inattentive type. I just want to be able to think and focus clearly. If this combo will still allow that I would be happy, if not than I may need to talk to my doc. Thanks for any responses.
Avatar f tn Also I am very disconcerted over the fact that he gave me a crapload of cymbalta and asked me if I had ever been treated for anxiety or depression. I shared that the baby was depressing and my choice was regretted sadly but after a couple of months that went away like I am hoping the physical pain will. I am not sure the cymbalta will help me if I am not depressed. Does it do anything for pain?