Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: How long does Cymbalta take to start working? Jamal Spelling

Posted by Racer on March 2, 2008, at 20:38:59

In reply to Re: How long does Cymbalta take to start working?, posted by Jamal Spelling on March 2, 2008, at 18:14:22

> > I just wish I knew why you stopped taking Cymbalta.

I stopped it because it wasn't working well enough for me, and the situation I was in led me to believe that I would be better off without it.

How's that for cryptic?

A lot of the problems I was having at that time related to a doctor for whom I was experiencing a very deep distrust. That certainly played a part in how well any medication could work for me. At the time I stopped Cymbalta, it seemed to be adding to the problems I was still having -- problems that I have had with every serotinergic medication I've ever taken. It had its good points, but it wasn't helpful enough to continue, so I stopped it.

I'm sorry I can't offer something that would be more helpful. Here's what I can offer: I have not done well with any of the serotinergic medications. They can numb me out a bit, but they don't fix what ails me, and rarely give me the boost I need to try to fix those things myself. It's less like being in remission from depression, and more like not giving a rat's behind that I am depressed. Cymbalta was by far the best serotinergic medication I have ever tried, though, if that helps. Far fewest side effects, and it did have some beneficial effects. I thought it was a good medication, I had no trouble tapering off it, and I recommend it without hesitation.

If you've ever had any benefit from any serotinergic drug, give this one a try -- it really wasn't that I stopped it for being a bad drug. I stopped it for not being a good enough drug for me at that time under those circumstances. I will even discuss trying it again with my doctor.

I hope that is more helpful to you.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Racer thread:815719