How long does it take for cymbalta 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 I was on cymbalta for about 18 months (after effexor and before that lexapro). It did ok--only side effect I noticed was weight gain. Withdrawal is VERY bad however as when I ran out of meds and could not get refill in time etc. Just in last month I noticed withdrawal like symptoms culminating in a crash over abott a week's time that i never hope I repeat.
177382 tn?1253044740 It will come and go. There is a different reason for everyone why it flares up. You have to find why yours does and try to adapt your lifestyle to either lessen the trigger or strenghten your defenses towards that trigger. For pain I take Soma and Zydone. Soma is a muscle relaxer which has some pain relieveing properties and Zydone is a low dose hydrocodone with low dose tylenol.
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 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.
1088430 tn?1259163373 And that was happening before I started the Cymbalta, so I am inclined to think that for me, it is not related to the cymbalta. I have mixed feelings about Cymbalta, My new Doc recently added Lyrica as well, and that has brought a whole new set of "side effects" in addition to the Cymbalta, but he did say that they work well together for my issues.
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 Ditto. Trin is correct. It can take a while for you to get use to the new meds. Remember it is changing the chemicals in your brain it take time for that to stabilize. If your symptoms cause by side effects continue then you should try another anti-depressant. Each person reacts differently to these drugs. You need to find a anti-depressant that works for YOU. No need to worry about an anti-depressant causing suicide. It is a very rare side effect of any anti-depressant.
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 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!!
380558 tn?1309045987 few questions my partner has that and was using it to treat his severe depression he only took it 4 about 3 wks he was also using herion while trying out lexapro.when did it start to work for you? and why is it that you take it ? your response struck a cord with me like you he has been prescribed everything under the sun.
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 I went happily to my psychiatrist thinking my Cymbalta (60mg) might be pooping out. I certainly wasn't having any major issues with anxiety or depression ON Cymbalta (loved it- been on 5 1/2 yrs for a depression episode in 2008). Worked great.
1359227 tn?1282525748 Has anybody tried Neurontin? Does it work for nerve pain? How long does it take to take effect? My doctor prescribed it for me today...I haven't picked it up yet...I'm hoping it will help...
Avatar f tn I went happily to my psychiatrist thinking my Cymbalta (60mg) might be pooping out. I certainly wasn't having any major issues with anxiety or depression ON Cymbalta (loved it- been on 5 1/2 yrs for a depression episode in 2008). Worked great.
694135 tn?1299022583 Can you let me know how it has helped you? I totally understand that what works for one does not always work for someone else. Just looking for some input. Every little bit helps when you are in so much pain all the time. Thank you everyone for all your support and will be waiting to see what happens.
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!
Avatar n tn Normally what works for a closely related relative is more likely to work for you to! It at least gives you somewhere to start rather than it being a random guessing game. I hope this helped even a little bit! I'm rooting for you!!!
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".
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 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 I have no pancreas now and as a diabetic I take Metformin and Cotizim I also take medication unrelated to my problem that I have taken for years My question is, is there an alternative medicine that could work or something I could do to make opiates work I would really really appreciate some help. Thx in advance.