More Problems With Cymbalta

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Paradynix
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 8/17/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello again,

I've switched over from effexor xr 75mg to cymbalta 60mg, oh probably about a month ago.
Recently, I haven't been feeling too well again (depressed, nausea, diarrhea, small anxiety attacks)
My question is do you think I should go back to effexor on a higher dose or should I get a higher dose on cymbalta.
I've noticed lately the more I see about cymbalta, the more people have something bad to say about it...while effexor seems to have more success stories.

*sigh* I'm quite tired of being like this....I've never been this bad in my whole life...and I worry about it just getting worse and worse as I get older. Im only 21, I would like to live a happier life and these are the years I wanna remember, not regret!

Thanks,
Adam

getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40599
   Posted 8/17/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Adam,

I think you should talk to your doctor about this. I take 375mg of effexor every day and it seems to help. I wish that I didn't have to take antidepressants at all, but I guess I have to and will for the rest of my life. I have never tried cymbalta so I am no help there. But there are onthes on here who have.

Best wishes to you my friend.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Paradynix
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I worry about my body getting used to the anti-depressants as well.
So i'll have to keep taking more and more.
Blahhhh cry

stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Adam,

That does happen but there is room to move on the Cymbalta.  May I ask why you switched meds?  Was the Effexor not working for you?

Effexor XR comes in 37.5mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg so you have room to move if you and your Doctor want to increase you dose. ( 112.5 mg or 150 mg).
 
Also there are other medications that work very well.  I was on Cymbalta for close to a year and I never did have good luck with it.  So I weaned off with my Pdoc's guidance.
 
Keep talking with us as we are here to help you.
 

Kind Regards,
Kitt


 

Kitt,
Moderator: Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn
Anxiety/Panic, & Depression
*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
Not a mental health professional of any kind


Paradynix
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I was recommended to get off effexor because I had a VERY bad anxiety attack, that lasted for days it seems like.
My doctor said it was maybe time to try something new.
I was worried about withdrawl symptoms with switching meds and cymbalta seemed like the most related to effexor, so she said we could go ahead and try it.
do you think I should go back to effexor?

stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, thanks for the explanation.  You may want to discuss Pristiq with your Doctor if Effexor did work for you at one time.

Pristiq is a drug similar in composition to Wyeth’s existing antidepressant, Effexor XR.  I have heard some members are doing well on this medication.

Good luck and take care,

Kitt


 

Kitt,
Moderator: Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn
Anxiety/Panic, & Depression
*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
Not a mental health professional of any kind


THE HAPPY TURTLE
Elite Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 18773
   Posted 8/20/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
adam hi, changed from effexor to pristiq, 375mg effexor xr to 100mg pristiq first 2 wks to 200mg pristiq. i have had no side effects with transtion. transition was 3 days as it is a derivative of effexor. was on effexor for 4 yrs, it pooped a couple of times, since it was the most helpful i went back on it a few times, but now i am happy with the pristiq. more tappered over the day. hope this helps. jamie
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 4:32 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,546 posts in 301,315 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151417 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, porkdot.
338 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
imagardener2, THE HAPPY TURTLE, hypoHashimoto, middleaged1, IamColumbo, getting by, magoo2, NiceCupOfTea, ChickNorris, U B Tough, Fairwind, Hallahan, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer