Taking cymbalta with xanax

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Avatar n tn and have tryed numerous antidepressants with no luck, couldnt handle the side effects, and now been prescribed cymbalta 20mg to try to wean off the serax, not sure what started it all, but stress was a key factor....I am really afraid to try this one too, have tryed every natural one in the book, with no avail.. has any one taken this cmybalta and can it work for anxiey and panic attacks. Have those alot also, when driving, expecially when coming to a stop light, weird, but feel trapped....
Avatar m tn I've been experiencing anxiety for many many years though so I have found ways to help me cope like deep breathing, meditating, and other relaxation techniques which sometimes work...I also deal with the dreadful feeling of anxiety a lot and use the Xanax I have as if it were gold....I only use it when i feel I'm about to lose my mind or feel my heart is beating too out of control and i"m going to throw up or go crazy...Anyuways I hope the transition is good for you....
Avatar n tn How long have you been taking the xanex and cymbalta. Sometimes xanex puts you in a fog where you can't remember stuff, especially if you are not used to it or take an extra one.
1258539 tn?1293843802 Perhaps you need a mild anti-depressive med like Cymbalta or Lexipro to go along with the xanax? I'd check with your doctor. Best wishes!
Avatar f tn I have been taking xanax for the past 3 months. I began with 1mg three times daily while in the hospital-diagnosis still unknown. My symptoms and being undiagnosed has been the cause of my "anxiety". Never in my life have I ever been an anxious person. I am currently on .25 morning & afternoon and .5 before bed as that is when my anxiety seems to be the worst.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Xanax two years ago, and it works wonders for the anxiety, especially when I have to leave the house I've been seeing a therapist for nearly a year. On a 'normal' day I can barely keep my eyes open (even when not taking a Xanax) and feel a dire need to sleep in the daytime (usually have to take a nap, only to wake up more sleepy)-- this is all before Pamelor or Xanax use. I do snore and often wake myself up (or my family will sometimes shake me awake!).
Avatar f tn about attack which was so bad, and she wanted me to take XANAX LOL!! and she was the one who told me to stop taking them. now who do i trust. so she gave me Cexlia and said they have no side effects and or nt habit forming with no withdraw, HA HA!! I don't know what to do!!!! Help !!!! i know i need to find a new DR. Again!! iam not depress no problems at home normal life and everyday things. About to take a Xanax!! so i can feel like im alive.
Avatar f tn (last summer i was on 60 mg) Im also tapering off xanax and klonopin at this time. I took my 2nd cymbalta this morning.It makes me nauseated,dizzy and kinda confused and thsi morning when i woke up my mind was like racing like crazy.Is this normal will it go away or should i quit it.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.........
Avatar f tn I have been on Remeron for a few months and it has really helped with my anxiety. Recently my Doctor added cymbalta for nerve pain. This is only my third day with the cymbalta and my anxiety level is shooting through the roof. Also I have this dang ringing in my ears that does not want to go away. I questioned my doctor about taking remeron and cymbalta together and asured me that they work great together. I honestly don't know if I can stand this feeling. My husband wants me to hang in there.
Avatar m tn Bad depression the kind where you need someone to sit with you for safety. Not taking hydrocodone is extremely difficult because with out it I am in 8-10 on the pain scale. I have had 6 spinal surgeries and I have no hope for any other surgery. I use meditation to get through the pain. Some days its just PAIN and nothing works. I am only66 I am wondering how hydrocodone works on my depression?
Avatar f tn Sure, at first it really seemed like it helped (considering I was ready to kill my husband and newborn child) but did I really need treatment for 4 years which consisted of 9 medications (well with the new Xanax make that 10)?!!!!
Avatar n tn 25 xanax. She said that the xanax will kick in quickly and help with the anxiety and then wear off, that I should take it only when needed. I decided to read the paper that was stapled to the bag my pills came in from the pharmacy, and only then did I realize that the xanax was bad for pregnancy. Now of course I am confused because I've read several posts from people who were taken off completely when pregnant....but my script was straight from my OB.
Avatar n tn He decided to switch me again, this time to Celexa. He said I could just stop taking the Cymbalta 60 mg and Xanax .5 mg 2x a day and start the Celexa 10 mg and Klonopin 1 mg - 1/2 to 1 tablet twice daily as needed. I have been on xanax .5 mg for years. My concern is this...will I have withdrawals switching directly from the Cymbalta to the Celexa and switching from the Xanax to the Klonopin? Any input would greatly help - my Dr.
Avatar f tn of xanax twice a day till may 8th then he cut me down to 1 mg for a week and then told me to stop it.Im afraid to stop it im still at this date taking 1 mg of the xanax. i talked to the pharmaisist at the mental helth hospital and he said this was a good taper and the klonopin should carry me and i should be fine.From previous posts you may read about him putting me on cymbalta and how i skipped around on it and stopped it after taking about 7 pills.Im a nervous wreck.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I recently started taking Cymbalta and I feel like I am asleep all the time. I am so tired. Is this common? Can I take it at night? The pharmacist said to take it in the am but how much difference can it make? I have many issues with sleep already any ideas?
712802 tn?1274649085 I'm 57 year old male and have been on pain meds for five years due to disc issues, stenosis, severe arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Has anyone else had experience with taking Cymbalta and Abilify?
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.
Avatar f tn If your doctor thinks that you no longer need Cymbalta he or she will ask you to reduce your dose over at least 2 weeks before stopping treatment altogether.
Avatar m tn Day 12 off Methadone here. My Dr. prescribed me Cymbalta to help with the deppression and anxiety which I have suffered with for the last 16 years and of course now is infinitly amplified. Supposed to take 30mg/day for the first week then step it up to 60mg/day there after. I took it the first day (Fri) and it made me feel all jittery like I drank 10 monsters. Didnt take it yesterday. I know it takes about a month to start working completely but I didnt like the feeling I had.
398302 tn?1202274727 I had taken anti-depressants before not that I could really tell if they helped because I was taking vicodin everyday for the last 5 years. I am 29 days clean and REALLY struggled with the depression and still am a bit, however I truly feel like the meds my dr put me on right away have helped. Is cymbalta the right drug for you? Time will tell but no I don't think you were too quick in asking your doc for an anti-depressant. And really you're not subbing one drug for another in my opinion.
1568752 tn?1295509128 I asked her to put me back on the Prozac she'd taken me off of to put me on the Cymbalta, and another doctor upped the dose of my Prozac, but I'm still on that damn Cymbalta! The Prozac is helping with the depression, but the anxiety has me out of my skin! Can someone PLEASE suggest something??!!! I took Xanax for years and it worked wonders for my anxiety, but because of the abuse of that drug of late, doctors are scared to prescribe it. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn i've been taking xanax off and on for 10 years. The past 6 months i took the most that i ever took (4mg/day) for anxiety and hives. i decided to try and get pregnant and my doctor tapered me completely off of xanax. I started 5/3 and ended 5/13. My withdraw is horrible. I'm nauseous, feel my back aching and burning, can barely sleep, feel depressed and cranky. There was a time in this life when i didn't take xanax and could feel moments of pleasure.
Avatar n tn One thing that I did do while taking xanax is meet with a therapist to learn relaxation techniques...deep breathing is a unbelievable help when a panic attack is approaching and I am 50 years old and have had panic/anxiety since my early 20's. This was the first time that I took the medication route. Good luck to all who are faced with xanax withdrawl.
Avatar n tn I am a nurse and everyone was asking me what to do about her and I was having a hard time dealing with it myself, not to mention dealing with everyone else. Well, my doc started me on Cymbalta and Xanax 0.5 prn and Lunesta 3mg to help me sleep (but that is mainly b/c I work 3rd shift and have problems sleeping before all this started. Well, a few months later I went back and said I didn't feel like it was doing anything.
Avatar n tn He's behavioral changes are due to the new norepinephrine reuptake inhibition that he is getting with Cymbalta that he wasn't getting with Paxil. Of course taking 3 Valiums will make most people act like you described as ''He is slurring words, falling over, and just out of it.'' but it's not due to the Cymbalta of at least I really don't think so. Cymbalta is supposed to give you energy due to it's stronger norepinephrine reuptake inhibition effect than the serotonin's one.
Avatar n tn Over a 10 day period I slowly broke down the Cymbalta capsules until I was barely taking anything. I stopped the Cymbalta totally 8 days ago when the withdrawl symptoms seemed to be much more minimal (and I had a weekend without work.) I have been pretty much incapacitated since then, and my wife will tell you that my nerves are totally on edge. I get ticked off at the smallest things, and I'm pretty unbarable to be around.
Avatar f tn As you know, all ADs are going to have some side effects, did you give the Cylexa and the Cymbalta adequate trial times? You said you began taking the Prozac again a week ago, but you didn't say how long you had been off it. My GUESS is that if you had been off it long enough for all of it to leave your system, then yes, you more than likely will have to wait the 1-4 week for it to reestablish therapeutic levels. I would double check this with my doctor or pharmacist.
Avatar f tn I feel so f**ked up but I would rather feel my feelings and learn how to deal with them than continue down the drug road. So even though I was upset with my boyfriend and stressed because my dad went into surgery today and I really wanted to just check out I went for a run instead and a swim. It helped for sure but what I really want is to deal with all of these things without having to withdraw at the same time. I feel bad for everyone who is going through this...
Avatar f tn 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. I just thought it could be tweaked a bit bc I was having some issues w/hypochondria after some medical stuff last year (that wasn't affecting me THAT bad & frankly I am confident I could have worked harder in therapy to deal with it but I thought maybe the Cymbalta might be pooping out and maybe a change was needed).