Started on Cymbalta Oct 3rd.....

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

seechell
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 10/5/2006 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have on Lexapro and imiprimine for a couple of years and it stopped working recently. Got to a really bad and scary place about a month ago. I made an appt with my neuro and he didn't want to switch drugs, why I don't know. So I got mad and made an appt with my PCP who decided that I definately needed something different. He's had 10 patients tell him that they love Cymbalta. I have arthritis, migraines and chronic pain, among other things, so I'm hoping this will help a bit with the pain and a lot with the depression. I've also made an appt with a counselor for Monday. I'm hoping that the combination of everything will have a positive effect. I'm just so tired of being down, no energy, wanting to stay in bed or at home all the time. I've lost touch with the majority of my friends. They just don't seem to understand. When I get in my funk, I don't want to see, hear or talk to anyone at all. I won't answer my phone etc....
I have no idea what triggers this. Maybe the counselor will have some insight. Bipolar, depression, migraines, fibromyalgia, and arthritis run in my family. I get this way and eat junk too. I'm about 70lbs. heavier than I'd like to be. I just can't seem to break the cycle. 
Thanks for listening.
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


els
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 10/6/2006 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi seechell, It sounds like you have been proactive with trying to help yourself and beat back the depression.  I have heard some really good things about Cymbalta so I do hope it works well for you.  Counseling is also good especially if you have some medical issues that may be the root of some of the depression.  We are always here so keep posting...Take care

Elisha
Co~Mod: Depression
Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease
http://www.healingwell.com/donate


MrsGriffin
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 204
   Posted 10/6/2006 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you noticed any side effects? I've read that there might be some nausea the first week or so, until your body adjusts...

I start Cymbalta tomorrow and am also looking forward to feeling better. :)
I'm a 36 year old mother, have had Crohn's for 14 years.  Taking Imuran, Pentasa, prednisone, Prevacid, Forvia, fish oil and probiotics.


seechell
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 10/6/2006 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
mrs griffin-
I went straight from lexapro to cymbalta. i didn't have to wait between drugs. i haven't noticed any side effects at all. i'm going on my 4th day i think, tomorrow? Works so far.
 
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


wmnak
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1123
   Posted 10/6/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hope the new med continues to work well for you.  I'm REALLY impressed that you didn't falter when your neurologist hesistated to change meds - you went straight to your pcp who kows your history and was willing to listen.  Good for you!  :-)


seechell
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 10/6/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya know- we know our bodies and what our bodies need better than anyone. I knew that the lexapro wasn't working anymore. I called a crisis hotline several weeks ago, that's how bad it was. I don't know if you read posts on other forums but I had a huge panic attack back around Aug 20th. I called the crisis line on the 17th. HHMMMM! do you think that was coincedence? I don't. I just really don't get it when the docs don't listen. Maybe if they could hop into our bodies and minds they would go "wow, darn!" I get so tired of things. I need to give the cymbalta time to work.
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, December 07, 2016 3:04 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,288 posts in 301,200 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151322 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Jozuck12.
329 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, George_, JaSanne, 81GyGuy, Almost a 10, jdm99, pmm73, Dmc695, maria2016, dbwilco, peanut307, BostonMarigold, Tall Allen


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