Changing from Zoloft to Cymbalta..I think

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   Posted 5/21/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi :  I am new to the forum, but have been dealing with depression for the past 13 years.  I first took prozac in 1994, the a few years later went on to zoloft.  I am in counseling and the therapist suggested I see  a group which deals solely with medication issues.  There is a psychiatrist and specially trained nurse practitioners.  Anyway, went from Zoloft 150 to 200 (max daily dose) because I was having difficulty getting out of bed; constantly feeling blue, etc.  Anyway, the 200mg. has made me agitated and irritable, and diarrhea..isn't that nice?  So anyay, the practitioner said if the 200 of zoloft failed I would switch to cymbalta.  Has anyone been through this? Feeling alone and like a loser today.

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   Posted 5/22/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum I am very glad that you found us,and I hope you find the support you are looking for here.
I have not tried cymbalta,but have been on several different types of meds.
I too had the same problems,but after taking it for a few weeks found that they went away.

Keep in contact with your doctor and let them know anything side effects you experience.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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   Posted 5/22/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
cymbalta is a different type of antidepressant so hopefully will help you, also its newer

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   Posted 5/24/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
do your research first. Not to scare you away from Cymbalta, but so you'll be aware of some of the side effects and can adjust.
My Blog - Coming off anti depressants and monitoring weight changes

Post Edited (atucla) : 5/24/2007 1:33:39 PM (GMT-6)

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