I am laughing, I am sorry. You have one to many doctors? Who order the Cymbalta and for what reason did he say? I hope the one that gave you Cymbalta is the one who said you have Fibro.
Both meds are Antidepressants and Prestiq is new so I have not seen much re how it works for Depression.
Cymbalta is also ordered for pain from Fibro and Diabetes.
That is just my 2 cents for today.
Take care and have a good day
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/10/2008 4:07:01 PM (GMT-6)
Then go with the Cymbalta that your neuro physician odered. Seems pretty straight forward to me my friend.
Stop the over thinking. You will feel much better.
Finger crossed King. I have had that one done..........noisy.
Keep talking to us.
I don't have fibro but I am bipolar and sometimes my depressive episodes include body pain. I have taken Cymbalta with good results during those episodes. I am now taking Wellbutrin for my most recent depressive episode including body aches and pains and it is helping.
I would give the Cymbalta a try.
Good luck to you.
Thanks so much. I dont think its fibro either> I think I have MS or maybe its depression/stress/anxiety causing all of this.
What kind of pains do you have? Wondering if they are similiar...
I feel extremly helpless right now as I am convinced I have MS though part of me know its probable its from depression/stress due to my Father passing away...
Don't know if you intended your question for me but when my depression incudes pain it is an achy feeling all over my body, felt most strongly in my arms and legs. I had this first in 2000, I thought there was something seriously physically wrong with me. I had suffered depression before but never had this symptom. I went to my general practitioner and he right away said I was depressed and anxious and put me back on an antidepressant which took care of the pain within a week or so. THe pain returned a year later when my antidepressant was changed and the pain got better again. I recently had another flare up which was helped by Wellbutrin this time. The painful depressive symptom is part of a much larger range of bipolar issues. But I am glad to have the pain gone, it was making me miserable.
My doctor gave me Cymbalta a couple of years back because I also have rheumatoid arthritis and she felt that would help both my depression and arthritis pain. I think it helped some.
Good luck to you on finding treatment that helps. It's trial and error. I have taken seven different meds since this spring trying to find the best mix for my current situation. Finally taking a good cocktail now.
Hi, this is Kitt. We will be waiting to hear how you did today just getting through the MRI. I know they usually don't have the final reading right away.
Keep talking with us.
Good Morning King,Well how did the MRI go, have you now lost your hearing ? Just joking. When do you expect to get your results?
Have you ever tried CBT ?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
Here is a free link to an online course. the trick of course is to work the program. There is no deadline to meet but keep at it.
The MoodGym Training Program
Please give it a try and see if it does not help you to cut down on searching the internet attempting to find out what is wrong with you.
The symptoms of anxiety are just about anything. I pray you will do better and keep talking to us.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
No beds available.............. . You do not need to be locked up, you do need some help at getting through your General Anxiety and Health Anxiety.
We will help you as much as we can. You've come to the right place to find people that have a good idea of what you're going through. I look forward reding more of your posts.
Hi King and everyone else -
I'm new here, but not with all the physical symptoms of anxiety! I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in this forum because Mrs. King and I have pretty much the same symptoms. However, my therapist and I have agreed to "wait it out" before I go see ANOTHER Dr. regarding my physical symptoms. I too have tingling in my hands, feet, stiff neck/throat area, as well has horrible joint pain. It is really hard to believe that joint pain this bad could be from anxiety alone. I'm not saying it is all anxiety though. This past month I've gone to my family dr. and had bld wk which all came back normal. Just need to start taking more Iron. After a couple of weeks, my 2nd toe started going numb and still having bad joint pain. I went to a RA Dr. Had more bld wk that came back normal, she just wants me to start taking B12 injections - thinking this is what's causing my tingling and numbness. She wants me to see a neurologist if it doesn't get better. -So far, B12 hasn't helped me. I'm supposed to go back to her for an MRI on my hands and feet. Haven't made that appt. yet though. The RA doctor tells me that just because the bld wk is normal, it doesn't mean that I don't have RA. In some cases it takes a while for it to show up. Great I though, she just had to throw that last sentence in....not knowing that I suffer from anxiety! Anyways, my therapist wants me to start taking my Ativan each day for 2 weeks, whether I feel anxious or not. Just to see if it helps w/my physical symptoms and to hopefully save me from going to the dr. soo many times. I haven't made an appt. w/a neurologist yet. Hopefully this pain in my wrists, hands, elbows, hips,ankles and feet are just from stress.... So, Mrs. King my advise to you would be to try and get your anxiety under control and see if your physical symptoms subside as I am trying to do.
Unless your having problems speaking, seeing or walking - I wouldn't think your problem is life threatening. You've been diagnosed w/anxiety like me. I know it's hard not to think the worst. Just try to put a stop on the doctors appts. for a bit and get your anxiety under control and see if some of your symptoms deminish a tad. Thanks!
Welcome to the HW forum, and thanks for your input. It sounds like you and King are going through something quite similar. The plan your doc outlined for taking the Ativan for two weeks sounds sensible to me. Often if we just take anti-anxiety meds "as needed" our body doesn't benefit from them properly. I hope it helps settle some of your symptoms.
Don't you hate it when doctors say "oh by the way...." we really need to tell them we have anxiety!! That sort of thing can cause me to panic big time. Best of luck with the Ativan and again, welcome. If you want to start your own thread introducing yourself please feel welcome.
Hi! I can really reccomend CBT. Moodgym is great because you can do it at your own pace and it's free ..
Try not to get ahead of yourself with the MRI. Stay in the present and don't let your head get bogged down with the dreaded "what if's"..
Good luck with the cymbalta, I have heard from many people that it is very helpful with anxiety.
Good Morning King,
Just dropping in to say Hello and I see you have found some members that understand what you going through.
I am out of town yet but just found this puter to use so wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.
I've been on meds for my stomach issues off and on since they started 2 1/2 yrs ago.
Just 2 months after my stomach problems, I started taking an antidepressant and Ativan for my Panic/Anxiety.
Only now taking Advil for pain in joints.
I'm real funny about taking new meds.
I'm curious to see what your doc says to you today - please keep me informed!