Taking cymbalta with lexapro

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Avatar m tn 10 mg Lexapro and 30 mg Cymbalta Week 2: 5 mg Lexapro and 60 mg Cymbalta Week 3 and on: 60 mg Cymbalta.
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 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. Thanks!
Avatar f tn i am sure that cymbalta works wonderfully for some, i guess what we all have to remember is we are all different and our bodies will react differently to different medicines. After a year of taking this Cymbalta (i have tried paxil, celexa, lexapro first) I am convinced I don't want to be reliant or dependent on this drug. If you have a problem, they just want to up your dosage. I ran away, no, not more! but now not taking it is the challenge, is it even possible?
1442059 tn?1340244552 Now that Lyme disease is affecting my life terribly with late stage symptoms I am thinking of getting back on Cymbalta since it's really the only AD that worked for me at giving me a kick to start my day. It is also a good analgesic for neuropathic pain and various other pains. One drug doesn't fit all like one size doesn't fit all. Everyone can react differently to drugs.
Avatar f tn DO NOT START CYMBALTA !!! If you go online and look at Cymbalta withdrawal you will be amazed. I have had 29 surgeries over the course of my life and have experienced some very severe pain including a thorotcotomy for spinal surgery, kidney stones, pelvic pain for numerous abdominal surgeries. I have weaned off of many narcotics over the years and have done OK by eating a very healthy diet, taking supplements, excercising, deep breathing and meditation along with praying.
Avatar f tn I was on Cymbalta for 5 years and it just stopped working. I like my Cymbalta and had very little side effects with it for many years but all of a sudden I started getting headaches and anxiety, sleeping all day and missing days at a time from work. They have switched me to Cypralex now and I am quite concerned it won't do as much for me. It has only been a few days so I cannot determine the effects quite yet, except that I have the shakes really bad.
407029 tn?1253996223 Forest Laboratories, the manufacturer of Celexa, has developed the next generation of Celexa, called Lexapro, which can treat both depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Lexapro has proven advantages over Celexa that provide people with better symptom relief and better tolerability. In fact, 47% of patients who did not respond to Celexa treatment responded to treatment with Lexapro.
233622 tn?1279338505 My doctor called back today and decided to put me on Lexapro rather than Cymbalta. It sounds like it will be a better fit for me because of my anxiety/panic attack problems. Anyone on or been on Lexapro?
Avatar n tn I took the time to read everyons comments and am confused as to what the heck is going on with me.....I take 10mg of Lexapro at night. (because it made me sleep all day) So my insomnia is gone. I had no sex drive when I started taking it and never orgasimed(faked it)....Now I do every time and its fast? As for weight gain....I am losing it? All the side effects have been the extreem oposite on me??????? My prayers go out to the people on here who are struggling with your weight and other issues.
Avatar n tn After I started taking that drug all hell broke loose. I just thought I was getting worse. When I stopped taking the lexapro I started to feel the improvement within a couple of days. I don't belive that these drugs are the cure for everyone. I do belive that they help people because my mom and sister only improved after taking it, BUT I think that doctors are getting to prescription happy. They give these drugs out to people to easily.
Avatar n tn I started Lexapro exactly 1 month ago. I started with 5mg and am now up to 10mg (for the past 3 weeks). My depression is gone (yay!), but my generalized anxiety problem has gone thru the roof. I feel like i'm going to explode - all day! My psych prescribed Cymbalta because of this. 30mg. I've taken it in the past and had pretty good results (I really should never have come off of it, but i had a false sense of security since i was feeling so great :)).
1452582 tn?1285096944 My doctor gave me a prescription for Cymbalta today at 30mg per day. I'm taking Klonopin right now at .25mg twice per day. I'm nervous to become medicated. He said the klonopin was a band-aid, and the Cymbalta will really start fixing the problem with my neuro-transmitters and serotonin or whatever. He said that Cymbalta could initially CAUSE anxiety (which is apparently what I have), so the Klonopin will help with that. He also said I should take the full prescription for the Klonopin (.
Avatar f tn My dr wants me off all meds because i have pill phobia,but wanted me to try this lower dose of cymbalta.............i also go a sore throat after taking it yesterday and it has always gave me dierehha.........any answers or advice would be great.........
Avatar m tn Does anyone know if Cymbalta has horrible withdrawls too??? I've been taking it for about 3 months. When I forget to take it I'm real irritable and have trouble sleeping. Restless legs. I'm looking for simalarities, because it also might just be from not taking enough hydrocone that day. I'm not sure what you would call I'm doing right now. I just take enough hydro so I don't have withdrawls. My boys are driving with me to Arizona in 3 weeks and I don't want them to see me at the worst.
Avatar f tn my friend is considering taking cymbalta for depression after trying effexor and other depression drugs. Has any one taking this drug and is there a difference? What about lexapro, prozac and zoloft? We have an appointment with a psych next week and would like to know as much info as possiable before going so we can make the best decision for her meds. thank you for your advise.
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 I have been taking Cymbalta for 2 months and it has been a really really good medication for me with the depressiona and anxiety.Unfortunately I have gained 15lbs. I went from excercising 2x's a week to now excercising 7 days a week and going into the sauna for 20min and also have been cutting down in the amount of food I eat, where as before I didn't eat very much anyway. If somebody has a solution please share your secret.
772020 tn?1434997816 I have been taking Lexapro for years. It def kept the depression away, but I was very "lax" about everything. Still better than the "angry" me. My doctor switched me over to Cymbalta a month ago and I"m not liking the feeling. I take it in the morning but by 5ish, I'm shaky ... I am having thought and feelings I havent had in many years and I want to switch back to the Lexapro. I also take 1mg of Clanozapam in the morning.
Avatar f tn My pshy is taking me off lexapro after 8 days and said do a slow taper and start right on cymbalta at the same time im scared of being on 2 antidepresants even though the taper is only for a few days,she just wanted to make sure i didnt have any withdrawals from the lexapro even though only been on it a short time im so scared and she is gonna start me on abilify also
Avatar f tn What will happen if I quit cold turkey with lexapro/cymbalt? I was taking lexapro 10mg for 5 months. Weight gain caused Md to change last week to Cymbalta 30 mg. I am recently divorced and was put on med during divorce. Divorce is final. I feel I wll be fine without meds. What happens if I cold turkey stop?
656243 tn?1231291652 I am currently on 30 mg of Buspar and I also have Ativan when needed. She thought that adding Cymbalta would help with my GAD. I have taken Effexor in the past and hated it. Has anyone taken Cymbalta and were there side effects? Posative effects? I am looking at a months worth of free samples and am a bit weary of taking them. She did say the side effects were quite minimal. thanks guys C.
415356 tn?1233320876 She said that generally she would not use the 5mg of lexapro and 10mg of cymbalta at the same time but she understands the issues I had when I tried to wean off of this before. I took a Cymbalta this morning and felt a little better at work. Could actually concentrate! But I found all of the mistakes that I had made over the last week which was distressing, I think I will continue the Cymbalta until I speak with my Dr on the 27th of this month.
983030 tn?1261356662 If it makes you feel a bit more at ease, I used to take Lexapro for a year at 30Mgs a day. Three times your prescribed amount. There are some people that seem to have a real hyper-sensitivity to most antidepressants and, yes they can get bad reactions from them. Keep in mind that these people are few and many of the horror stories you hear about any antidepressant come from a select few that had complications. You never hear or see the posts from people that had great results from Lexapro.
Avatar n tn I have also been suffering from anxiety and depression and was on both Lexapro and Cymbalta for a little over 2 years. They helped at first, but after a little bit, there was no help from them. I gained about 40lbs in those 2 years and have been fiercely struggling to get it off. A week ago my new doctor told me that he wanted to start me on Wellbutrin XL. He didn't even have me wean off of the other 2, just stop taking those and start the Wellbutrin the next day.
Avatar f tn Both of these are two of the most difficult meds out there, especially when you want to stop taking them. I'd go with ssris first since snris can be very stimulating, or tricyclics, or just try therapy and see if you can do it that way. I don't think either of these will give you tremors, that's usually the mood disorder drugs, but side effects are peculiar to the individual, they don't necessarily go along with the med. What's easy for one is hard for another.
Avatar f tn My GP gave me 2 weeks worth of samples of Cymbalta 30mg, saying it'll help with management of my chronic pain. I already take Wellbutrin 150 XL once a day, would it be safe to take both together? I had a bad reaction to Paxil and Lexapro made me oh so sleepy, worried about Cymbalta being the same way.... If anyone tried it or been taking it, please share your experience. Thank you!
1258539 tn?1293843802 I have been living with severe anxiety and depression along with depersonalization for the last 6 months. I just started cymbalta 60mg. Was wondering if anyone thinks this might help with the anxiety and depersonalization feelings?