Ok well now I've been on this Cymbalta for about a month. I feel many things are a lot better then what they were a month ago without a doubt. Headaches lessening, sensitivity to light and sound lessening, the feelings derealization is not as frequent, depressing thoughts decreasing, and ability to focus is a little better as well.
I still can't really seem to get much sleep at all without this medication though.
For example, the last couple of nights before last night I was getting about 4-5 hours sleep a night but it was all broken up, only 1 hour straight at a clip and that was with taking my .5 mg ativan and ambien prescribed medication. I've felt better enough and trusting myself enough lately to go out again so I've been going out with friends. So you combine a week or so in a row of pretty crappy sleep with what happened last night and you'd think I'd be exhausted.....
Yesterday I woke up for work at 5 AM, worked until about 4 pm, got home showered and then cooked some dinner, watched TV for an hour, and then went out with some friends for a friends birthday. Went out to a bar, I was obviously the DD because I'm on all these anxiety medications and can't drink, which I gotta say my friends have been REALLY good about and surprisingly understanding. I wind up leaving the bar at around 1215 and get talked into going to a "gentleman's club" until 3 am, of which I still didn't have a drink. I get home at 3 and I have work again at 5 am, so I can't take my sleeping pill because it would last too long so I tried to sleep, got nothing. Went straight to work today from 5 AM and just got done now at 2 PM and even though the Ativan makes me feel a little calm, I still can't fall asleep. Still have that wired problem of not being able to sleep. What gives? The sleeping problems I'm having are just beginning to seem really really strange, almost been going on too long. This is coming up on a full 3 months starting next week of being able to get NO SLEEP without medication. Will I ever be able to get back to resting without meds?
Also not feeling too much like myself today, but I'm just attributing that to being sleep deprived.