Cymbalta and Depression

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 11/30/2007 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Starting a new thread as the other was getting pretty long,and do not want your responses to be missed.



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redbaron
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   Posted 11/30/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I've been on Cymbalta for almost 3 weeks now and I've allready started to begun to notice a change in my mode and thinking. I don't seem to be worrying as much which was my main problem and have started to feel like there actually is hope out there. Yes, I seem to be putting on a little weight but I'd rather my mind being right than being concerned about a few pounds. I do get a little sleepy with it, my doctor recommended I take it at night.

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/2/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Red,

I am on the Cymbalta too and I think it is a good med but I really hate the weight gain.  My pdoc says it is not known for causing weight gain so I put her on it too.  LOL

Glad your doing better.

Kitt

 


 
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   Posted 12/13/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm looking for info on Cymbalta, have just started it. Can someone tell me what the name of the old thread was?

My doctor told me Cymbalta will help me lose weight, I sure don't need to gain any more.
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/15/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy
Sorry that I did not see this question until today..

here is the old thread
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=19&m=489457

It is locked though,so you won't be able to post on it...but you can at least see what everyone else has said.
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam

Have been med free for 2 years now.

I will scream with you,Cry with you and hopefully laugh with you.


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   Posted 12/15/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Shy, sometimes it's hard to find things with the search on this forum.
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JudyK89
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   Posted 12/15/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, now that I've read the old posts, there were a few of you that had just started taking Cymbalta. I was wondering if any of you are still around and if you could tell me how it's working for you. Do you think it's helping you at all? I know that these drugs are supposed to take some time but I think it's already helping me, and it's only been days at a low dose. Maybe my body really needed it, maybe it's the placebo effect.


I was a little concerned regarding the post that said it gave someone major stomach problems, I have Crohn's and don't need any more problems, lol. I've been having a little stomach upset, nothing big, I'm just very attuned to these types of symptoms and they make me nervous.
Judy
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redbaron
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   Posted 12/17/2007 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Judy,

I also have Crohns and have been on Cymbalta for a little over 5 weeks. I believe the meds have helped me. I'm not 100% but I'm doing alot better than I was without it. I have not experienced the weight gain as of yet, however, I have experienced the lack of sex drive. All in all, I cannot complain, as it seems to be working. The doctors told me that it takes 4 to 6 weeks for it to fully take affect, so hopefully it work even better for me in the next few weeks. I'm currently on 90 miligrams, don't be alarmed, I'm also 6'6" and weigh 275 pounds, my doctor said that I need that much of a dose for a guy my size.

Take care,

Red


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Rosebud2
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   Posted 12/18/2007 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
redbaron,

6'6' and 275lbs. My husband is 5'4" about 150 lbs and is on 120 milligrams. He thinks this is ok as the doctor prescribed it. He is also on a 50 durasegic patch and Ambien. I told the doctor he sleeps about 18+ a day with just the Cymbalta. Why she would prescribe Ambien stumps me.

redbaron
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   Posted 12/20/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Gee, with that said maybe going up to 120 will help me. I'm not having trouble sleeping, my problem is that I'm a constant worrier of things that have not occured and of past regrets in my current relationship that I have made a mountain out of a molehill.

Red


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