Post Edited (CassandraLee) : 7/12/2011 9:44:43 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you so much for your reply and for your words of encouragement. Knowing I'm being thought of means so much. I check my email periodically through the work day and knowing I have this support helps me to get through.
I'm taking 10mg Prozac for now, and depending on how I'm feeling once the withdrawal from Cymbalta is over, I may or may not stay on Prozac or go onto another antidepressant. Rather than switching me directly from one anti-dep to another, my doc wanted to see how I did off of anti-deps completely.
I like my doc and trust him. His reasoning for this change is that I take medication for Hashimoto's (which helps w/depression) and within the past year was diagnosed celiac (so I've gone gluten free). As as result, I started absorbing all my medications better, but my serotonin level actually ended up going too high and I got mixed episode bipolar-type symptoms.
I have anxiety intertwined w/the depression, and am on medicine for that. I think we're going to see how I manage on anti-anxiety meds alone, but if I need an anti-depressant, then I'll go onto a new one.
Thank you again.