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peacesoul
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   Posted 2/23/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.....I'm from the Lyme board
 
I am interested in maybe taking an antidepressant, but heard so many horror stories about them.
I heard that Cymbalta was one with the least side effects and the best results.
True?
What meds work the best for you?
 
Any feedback would be great
 
Thanks
 
Jen
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   Posted 2/23/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jen,

Welcome to the depression forum.  I have not taken cymbalta, but I believe there are a few on this forum who do.  I take effexor, abilify and xanax.  These I have found for me have the least amounts of side effects.  But they work different for different people. 

I am sure that somebody who takes cymbalta will post and give you some better information.

Also I believe there are some past posts that I can bmp up for you to read.

Good luck

Karen


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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 2/23/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there and Welcome from Lyme!

There are LOADS of horror stories about different AD's. Here in the UK, Prozac / Fluoxetine probably has the worst press; but for the most part, AD's dont deserve it. It is a case of finding a med that suits you. As Karen has said, Effexor works for her. For me, its Zoloft / Sertraline. Other people get on well with Cymbalta, Wellbutrin etc... We have a lot of members who take Cymbalta so I doubt it will be long before someone shares their experience.

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peacesoul
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   Posted 2/23/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Darren and Karen........your names rhyme ;-)
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lakewinds
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   Posted 2/26/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I take cymbalta and it does wonders for me with a little therepy along with cymbalta. It won't allow me to lay in bed depressed sad hating my self and not even getting dressed for the day. but now I am full of energy and yes you need to take it with food. thank goodness I have that drug or I would probibly be dead or worce good luck

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   Posted 2/26/2008 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Peace
As Darren has said there are loads of horror stories for antidepressants,but you have to remember that each med can work differently for each person.

My mom finally asked for help with her depression and she is taking cymbalta and has had no side effects,and is feeling better than ever...


Good luck and keep us posted.
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peacesoul
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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All....thanks so much for all the input.
All very good news, but true, I guess I need to try it to find out. I've always been against AD, but having lyme disease has really instilled some serious anxiety and depression in me.
I also went back to work yesterday after 3 1/2 months on disability, so the anxiety is right up there.

Is this drug is addictive? Is there a long wash out if I have a bad reaction?
Good Canadian Girl :-)


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 2/26/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   

I dont think Cymbalta is that addictive although there is an addictive element that goes with all AD's. Congrats on going back to work, keep at it... the anxiety will fade as you get used to it again!

Darren


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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I take Cymbalta and it does ok for me, no side effects. I have been on it about 8 months now.

Kudos for you on returning to work.  Be good to yourself and ease into your new routine gradually.
Kitt


 
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