Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell,
It sounds like there is a lot of things going on that could be causing part or all of the problem. It may be a reaction to the Cymbalta and on that basis, I would talk to your doctor. Reactions to medications are serious and need investigating. I hope that other people who have taken Cymbalta will also share their experience with you.
Kitt To the Rescue, hi, I am the queen of Cymbalta. I having been taking it for over one year and I take 60 mg in the A.M. and 60 mg in the P.M.
For sleep I take Trazadone............... I know others that use Trazadone. Tramadol is a pain med and I did use that for awhile but I had nasty effects from it, dizzy, nervous, jittery. It was prior to the Cymbalta.
I know my dose of Cymbalta is high but my Pdoc tells me that evidence is now indicating that the original max dose of Cymbalta may have been set to low at 60 mg/day so that is how I got 120 mg/day.
I really fought her on the meds and nearly got fired last week but I guess it is time I give her prescribing a chance. I wanted to be off meds and she promised I would not do well without them.
To answer your question, I would give the Cymbalta a chance and perhaps do as Darren suggested as many of the pain meds can interfere with the ADs. Perhaps something else for rest would be better for you. Just my 2 cents worth. Please consult your physician.
Gentle Hugs to YouKitt
I have just started Wellibutin after a lifetime of depression which I hid well from others and had a good office career in spite of it, retirng last year. I was on Lorazapem for panic attacks and stopped that. The anti-depressant has not taken effect as it's only been four days. I miss the Lorazapam which help immensely with panic but deepens depression.
. I am hoping this medicine takes away the horrible pain of depression. I know it is not a cure for long time depressed people, but I hope for some relief.
In reading about anti-depressant medicine, the article mentioned that sometimes within the first couple of weeks, some people are relieved of some body pain.
I think you should sit down and write a list of your ailments and call your doctor immediatley. And I wish you the best of luck
hi tyringhard , i have been on cymbalta for 2 months now it is working great !!! I can laugh now . but the first few days were not good , high anxiety , nerouse , naushes , couldnt sleep . but knowing this was side effect from drug helped me deal with it . it will go away and one day your wife will be laughing and acting like her old self again . just give it a couple weeks , i started on 30 mgs for two weeks then went to to 60mgs . thought i would have bad time with that but no change at all , all i know it has really helped my depression and i can be myself now . so please try to give it a chance . hugs megie