Venlafaxine and cymbalta

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1442059 tn?1340244552 I have depression and anxiety. I did try Cymbalta and it helped with my depression but did nothing for my anxiety so I quit taking it. The above poster is right, this med is stimulating so if you do decide to take it start at the lowest dose possible. You might want to consider taking an antidepressant that helps both anxiety and depression. Keep us up to date and let us know what you decide to do. We're here for you.
Avatar n tn For me I actually had worse withdrawl from discontinuing Lexapro than Effexor. Effexor and Cymbalta seem to be the worst withdrawl for most people. I think the reason a lot of people don't leave AD medication is simply because there is no cure for Clinical Depression and if properly diagnosed then people need to stay on AD maintenence medication for life. To stop medication (If you really have a depressive dissorder) will only result in the Depression returning.
Avatar n tn perscribed this again and hope it works. also if anyone has tried cymbalta and how that works or moods i was going to try that but decided to wait until my drug plan covers it.
Avatar m tn It made me somewhat mellow, but that's about it. Oh, and weight gain. I heard Zoloft is the most prescribed SSRI, and a recent study of all 12 major anti-depressants concluded that Zoloft was most effective. Does Zoloft cause weight gain? I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
Avatar f tn , duloxetine) has a combination mechanism of action involving serotonin and norepinephrine making it useful in depression and also neuropathic pain. When a peripheral nerve is injured there is an increase in pain sensitive fibers leading to increase pain recognition. This causes a change in central (i.e., brain/spinal cord) recognition of pain. One major neurotransmitter involved in this is norepinephrine. Cymbalta works to modulate this change.
Avatar m tn I was wondering how your switch to the Teva venlafaxine xr went for you? I'm on venlafaxine immediate and feel nausea in the mornings and dizziness all day long. I'm also thinking of making a switch.
Avatar n tn Glad you posted. Don't choose Cymbalta. It's effectivness is way over rated. Take it from someone that has the exact same syptoms as you mentioned. Effexor XR is also an SNRI in the same class as Cymbalta and it is more effective for "most" people and has fewer side effects than Cymbalta. If I had a nickel for everyone on the forum that has posted dissapointments with Cymbalta then I would be a wealthy man.
1305597 tn?1275340046 Another medication in its family is venlafaxine (Effexor) and it CAN cause weight gain, and large increases in blood pressure.
Avatar f tn Now that i am off medication completely and have stopped taking Cymbalta (2 months) am doing good and minding my mental health. (I tapered over a long time, i mean at least a year each medication). I notice that all the weight around my middle has gone off me, i think it was fluid retention? 4 kilos just disappears. I can eat what i like. I dont look as old, i dont have a bloated belly like an old lady any more. Also my cholesterol problem is gone, i no longer have high cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Research shows that, not suprisingly, those of us with acne and rosacea are more prone to depression and anxiety. I was prescribed Venlafaxine (Effexor) to help me deal with the anxiety and social phobia I felt due to my acne. It has really helped me, and not increased my acne. Acne is not mentioned as a potential side effect of Effexor in the leaflet enclosed with the pills. DO NOT stop taking Effexor suddenly because serious withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Avatar f tn Desvenlafaxine ( Pristiq ) is a novel form of the isolated major active metabolite of venlafaxine, and is categorized as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It works by blocking the transporter "reuptake" proteins for key neurotransmitters affecting mood, thereby leaving more active neurotransmitters in the synapse. The neurotransmitters affected are serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
376940 tn?1241685607 Hello iam new here I am taking tramadol 50 mgs,neurontin 300mg,hydrocodon-acetaminoph,a pain patch of 25mcg/hr and cymbalta 90 mg. And my Dr. Wants me to take effexor xr 75mg in lu of cymbalta (the cymbalta was given to me by a shrink for pain control) but I am told that effexor xr n tramadol don't mix.
Avatar n tn I am not shocked by this at all because I once tried switching from Effexor to Cymbalta and it was hell. I mean three solid months on Cymbalta and it did almost nothing for my depression. As a result I was exausted all the time. Your far from the first person that's had Cymbalta problems. I really question the effectivness of Cymbalta. I hear way too many bad stories about it. My Depression also causes massive fatuge.
1149087 tn?1415320149 Hello to all of you, this is my first post on this forum- I have lurked around for a bit and posted once in the "limboland"-group-- but unfortunately it appears i most probably have ms (neuro said he thought it was about 80% likely i do and suggested i think about starting medication). my question now is if anyone here has any experience or knowledge regarding people with longstanding recurrent major depression who need to take a disease modifying medication?
1476999 tn?1287251077 I'd try changing from Paxil to another anti-depression med and try to only drink moderately. I've read about others having good experiences with Cymbalta and Lexipro along with Klonopin. Good luck!
324184 tn?1308079803 Hello all. My partner has just stopped taking Cymbalta (60 mg after 3 + years) and started taking Pristiq (50 mg). She has been on it for 6 days and she has had diarrhea and vomiting for 3 out of those 6 days. Has anyone experienced these types of side effects on Pristiq? I know everyone is different and we're hoping that her body will adjust to it and start working. I'm also wondering if she is sick due to abruptly stopping the Cymbalta (her dr.
1149087 tn?1415320149 and yes, i'm on a quite high dose of venlavaxine 525 mg/day and have been on antidepressants for the last couple of years. the venlafaxine usually has my depression completely under control, i.e., i feel "normal", meaning, if i feel terrible, i feel "normally'terrible, not diminuished but not with this existential anguish i know so well by now. so the more frequently injected interferons are actually more potent?
Avatar f tn ” By eating the right foods — the types of foods that everyone, not just those with CFS, should strive to eat — we all can give ourselves more natural energy and eliminate tiredness and fatigue. And for those with CFS, following that advice as closely as possible is even more important to getting the chronic fatigue help you need. Foods to Avoid When You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For chronic fatigue patients, the No.
1823499 tn?1370093889 No, but do take zoloft and have for years. No issues and only 50 mg, day. It just helps even out my seratonin levels so my moods are more stable. I'm 35 now, started it at 18!
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
151951 tn?1267991945 I feel great on this. I cut out all caffine and alcohol and i don't smoke. I get up in the morning and by the time i get out of the shower i have a ton of energy. i feel like i have had my morning coffee but i haven't had any caffine. Not sure where you live but you can always ask your DR. let me know i can email the diet plan they put me on. Good luck!
Avatar f tn It became a little less severe when I was switched to Effexor/venlafaxine, which caused a host of other problems. I have now been off these drugs and back on my original antidepressant, Wellbutrin, for roughly two years and nine months. The chronic severe diarrhea has never gone away, although the fecal incontinence is not as severe as it was while I was on the Zoloft/sertraline-- then, it was during the day and at night; now it happens primarily at night.
2107676 tn?1388977459 I have been battling addiction for what seems like forever but it's been close to 2 years since my decision to quit and I had been using for a good 5 by then. I was a victim 2 years ago. I was angry, buried in grief from losing my husband and sister and had driven all of my family and friends away. Today I am still battling my addiction and while I haven't let my friends back in, I am working on my family.
Avatar n tn ) so lets say your doc prescribed you 150Mgs of Venlafaxine a day. Then you could break that tab in half and take one in morning and one around 4:00pm. Thus effectivly keeping a steady stream of the medication in your body. I just say Effexor XR is better because it does that for you and you need not worry about it. You also need to check if Generic Effexor XR is avalible in your area of the world.
Avatar m tn What are the reference ranges for the Free T3 and Free T4? Ranges vary lab to lab and have to come from your own report. Are those results prior to medication or are they medicated results? Have you been tested for Hashimoto's. I know you had another thread going earlier... It's usually best to keep your questions in the same thread, so we don't keep asking you the same questions over and over... What prompted you to go to the ER? When did you go?
Girl I am taking hydrocodone rx'd by my physician and but it's taking a while to get to that point of being under control. I've been on venlafaxine for nearly 2 years and perhaps it's time to change medication. Would just appreciate any info you can give. Happy New Years!
Avatar m tn I now take Cymbalta 60mg twice a day and Remeron at bedtime for sleep. This is working quite well it seems. The side effects for me are weight gain but I did need to gain some weight anyway, it's just strange to grow out of my clothes now as I was always under weight all my life.
530150 tn?1284662480 Thanks so much for the procedure to get off Effexor XR and to get on Cymbalta! It sounds like a good plan and I hope and pray it works for me. Have you used both these antidepressants? Do you prefer one over the other? Thanks again!
Avatar n tn This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
20003388 tn?1515169640 So far I have had this happen with Atomoxetine, Venlafaxine, Bupropion and now Nortrypytiline. It isn't anxiety, a panic attack or heartburn, just a dull, moderately uncomfortable, burning sensation. I'm fine with all the SSRI's and medications like Rexulti. It's just the ones that affect NE. Interestingly enough I can Adderall, Modafinil and have caffeine without the same issue so it has to be some mechanism of the antidepressants. This is very annoying.