Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 883997

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Starting Cymbalta tomorrow

Posted by gardenergirl on March 5, 2009, at 22:26:27

I'm going to give this (Cymbalta starting at 30 mg for a week, then 60 mg) a try instead of going back on Nardil. My main complaints at the moment are feeling rather flat, sluggish, and having very little drive. I've not tried a SNRI before, so wish me luck, please?

Thanks,

gg

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow gardenergirl

Posted by Phillipa on March 6, 2009, at 0:16:22

In reply to Starting Cymbalta tomorrow, posted by gardenergirl on March 5, 2009, at 22:26:27

gg good luck even I took cymbalta when first out got to 60mg for three months. Did take with a benzos but no side effects. If you did nardil I know you will do extremely well. Keep us updated. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow

Posted by Sigismund on March 6, 2009, at 1:27:42

In reply to Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow gardenergirl, posted by Phillipa on March 6, 2009, at 0:16:22

I'm pleased you don't feel worse than you do.

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow

Posted by Justherself54 on March 6, 2009, at 13:56:13

In reply to Starting Cymbalta tomorrow, posted by gardenergirl on March 5, 2009, at 22:26:27

Good luck GG! Keep an eye on your irritability level, tho..Cymbalta messed with mine a bit..take care and let up know how you make out..

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow gardenergirl

Posted by yxibow on March 8, 2009, at 1:07:05

In reply to Starting Cymbalta tomorrow, posted by gardenergirl on March 5, 2009, at 22:26:27

> I'm going to give this (Cymbalta starting at 30 mg for a week, then 60 mg) a try instead of going back on Nardil. My main complaints at the moment are feeling rather flat, sluggish, and having very little drive. I've not tried a SNRI before, so wish me luck, please?
>
> Thanks,
>
> gg


It would be obvious to say those are feelings of depression.

Yes, good luck, I hope it works for you. It is a subtle agent and does take quite a while (personally at least) for it to reach a level that gives relief. It is less harsh than Effexor.
I went all the way to 120, though there are no studies that say 120 is any better than 60.


The one thing that you should probably be informed as a patient taking a SNRI is that if at some point you do decide to discontinue it, SNRIs are known to have a hard discontinuation syndrome.


That wasn't meant to say you shouldn't go ahead and I do wish you well when I say that.

-- Jay

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow

Posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2009, at 19:33:46

In reply to Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow gardenergirl, posted by yxibow on March 8, 2009, at 1:07:05

I had no withdrawal problems after taking 60mg for three months. I know I'm wierd. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow Phillipa

Posted by yxibow on March 8, 2009, at 23:39:26

In reply to Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow, posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2009, at 19:33:46

> I had no withdrawal problems after taking 60mg for three months. I know I'm wierd. Love Phillipa

Jan, you're not wierd. That's kicking yourself unnecessarily. Everybody has a different reaction, I was just saying that on the average, it can pose more of a problem.

-- Jay

 

Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow

Posted by manic666 on March 12, 2009, at 8:40:27

In reply to Re: Starting Cymbalta tomorrow gardenergirl, posted by yxibow on March 8, 2009, at 1:07:05

hear is some good news for you, i didnt put weight on cym its ok for depression , not anxierty an dont do the 120 mg i did its no better

 

how's the 60 mg cymbalta going? (nm) gardenergirl

Posted by zenhussy on March 20, 2009, at 14:16:10

In reply to Starting Cymbalta tomorrow, posted by gardenergirl on March 5, 2009, at 22:26:27

 

Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going?

Posted by gardenergirl on March 28, 2009, at 12:27:19

In reply to how's the 60 mg cymbalta going? (nm) gardenergirl, posted by zenhussy on March 20, 2009, at 14:16:10

Hi zen, thanks for asking and thanks to all for your input and support.

It's helping a bit. Better than nothing but maybe not as good as Nardil was. I still wake up and just lie there in bed, even when I've got something to do or somewhere I have to be. That's always been the most problematic symptom of depression for me. Provigil doesn't quite get me going, either, though at least I don't fall back asleep.

But I think it's too soon to tell, especially since I've been under a great deal of stress. My uncle, who has been taking care of my dad since my dad's fall had a very serious heart attack two weeks ago. I've spent the last week up north doing what I could to help. It was very stressful.

I'm really not enjoying 2009 so far. I want a do-over. :(

gg

 

Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going? gardenergirl

Posted by antigua3 on March 29, 2009, at 13:12:28

In reply to Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going?, posted by gardenergirl on March 28, 2009, at 12:27:19

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. Must be hard, but don't write off all of 2009 yet; it's just a quarter way through and there could be sunshine around the corner.

Cymbalta worked well for me for a couple of years, so give it chance.

Just saw your name and wanted to send an encouraging word your way.
antigua

 

Thanks. :) (nm) antigua3

Posted by gardenergirl on March 30, 2009, at 14:02:00

In reply to Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going? gardenergirl, posted by antigua3 on March 29, 2009, at 13:12:28

 

Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going?

Posted by dcruik518 on March 30, 2009, at 15:13:48

In reply to Re: how's the 60 mg cymbalta going?, posted by gardenergirl on March 28, 2009, at 12:27:19

Hi,

You said you still lie in bed in the morning. Cymbalta makes lots of people sleepy. It did me. Have you tried taking it at night? Have you tried taking 30mg instead of 60? Don't give up on it too soon. I know someone who was worse on it for the first month okay on months 2-3 and finally had a breakthrough and complete remission on month 4.


> Hi zen, thanks for asking and thanks to all for your input and support.
>
> It's helping a bit. Better than nothing but maybe not as good as Nardil was. I still wake up and just lie there in bed, even when I've got something to do or somewhere I have to be. That's always been the most problematic symptom of depression for me. Provigil doesn't quite get me going, either, though at least I don't fall back asleep.
>
> But I think it's too soon to tell, especially since I've been under a great deal of stress. My uncle, who has been taking care of my dad since my dad's fall had a very serious heart attack two weeks ago. I've spent the last week up north doing what I could to help. It was very stressful.
>
> I'm really not enjoying 2009 so far. I want a do-over. :(
>
> gg


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