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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on cymbalta now for this being the 9th day for GAD, I continue to have a nervous stomach and underlying anxiety sometime having hot flashes. Hoping this medication works, switched from lexapro after 5 weeks not sure my doc gave me enough time on the lexapro, This is my third medication since december started with celexa and I am wearing down. I was given xanax several times and took it on and off for a while but have since stopped taking it and am now almost a month fee of it and really don't want to go back to benzo's since they have such an adictive quality. I continually search the internet for hope but often find bad news and I feel that may be contributing to my anxiety. I guess I am a little OCD when it comes to the internet. I am just the type of person that I wnat things fixed yesterday and cant seem to want to wait which in turn increasing my anxiety. An help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

History was on Celexa for 6 month 10mg stopped working went up to 20 for 3 weeks, used Xanax XR during this period. Celexa had always worked well for me not sure what happend. Probably should have increased te dose and stuck with it.
Switched to Lexapro 5 weeks Phycharist switched me
Now on Cymbalta for 9 days eyes
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


americandancer
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   Posted 3/18/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I experienced the same thing....I think the underlying anxiety is something that goes away with time.  What mg are you taking?  My doctor moved me from 60 back down to 30, thinking I had too much norepinephrine action going on, causing the nervous energy.  The stomach thing will definately go away soon...I suggest taking it in the morning with food and drinking water throughout the day.  For some reason, the water seemed to help me.

Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been taking the medicine, I am such and impatient person and waiting kills me. My stomach seems to be just having a underlying nervous unsettled feeling, no vomiting etc. I seem to be focused on it which I am sure does'nt help the anxiety. I really need some relief soon. Thanks for the response. eyes
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry cymbalts 60mg for 2 days now.
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/18/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

  Hi Kanobi

  I bumped up the meds info thread for you, as we are trying to keep the med info in one place for any Q's about meds and most meds do take sometime to work it's way in to the body, sometime up to 4to6 weeks to fully work so please give it sometime and if you do have some side affects call your pdoc about them as not all meds work for everyone.

  Thank you

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Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 3/18/2007 9:06:28 AM (GMT-6)


Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure what that means sorry can you explain? eyes
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

  Sure, we get so miny questions on medication that we are trying to put it all in one thread for ppl to look into for there medication questions

  it's under Medication questions and I will bump it back up top for you thanks

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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
DOnt see medications under forums is that where the thread is located?
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
  It's not under forums it's on this page just go back to where you frist posted and you will find it there with all the other threads it sould be near your thread

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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok now that you are ready to kill me and I am completly stupid I still cannot find the area you are speaking tome about. If I scroll up to my first posting in this forum I do not see anything related to medication. Sorry so stupid I am new here..... Please forgive...
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/18/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   

  That's ok Kanobi just go ahead and ask your Q's here on your post but all you need to do is keep pushing the back button till you get back to the Anxiety/Panic forum page and you will find it there K

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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Found it. Thanks, do people have access to this thread in otherwords do they no it exist. Maybe it would be good to have a medicine/ Side effects forum? :-)
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/18/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   

  Well we just started it up so it maybe a little slow right now but yes it will a part of it and feel free to ask about side affects in this thread as it's all about medication questions and it's open to all

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Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 3/18/2007 12:06:32 PM (GMT-6)


americandancer
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   Posted 3/18/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Kanobi,  I just started back taking cymbalta at 30mg.  My doctor wanted me to give zoloft a try again before trying just the 30mg of cymbalta.  I had been on 60 for a couple of months, I think?  The zoloft wasn't working for me as well as the cymbalta did, so I'm back to it.  This is the 1st week back on it.  I'm not sure if I'll stick with 30 or move back up to 60.  I am impatient, as well, so I totally understand!  Try to stick with it at least 6 weeks.  I've read other places that this med just gets better the longer you're on it.  I have the stomach thing as well, but I do know it will go away soon, thank goodness!  It can be rough!

Kanobi
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   Posted 3/18/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the post day nine and tonight I actually feel great. Hopeful that this is a break thru and that sunnier days are ahead, I am afraid to get my hopes up to high just to wake up tomorrow with more anxiety. At least half of today I almost felt like my old self again. Stomach still a little queezy. I will update tomorrow. Hope it kicks in soon for you. I am praying this works for me. Once again thanks for the post it is nice to know there are others like me out there. eyes
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


Fibro Girlie
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   Posted 3/28/2007 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I am on Cymbalta after several months of putting my doctor off. I have fibromyalgia and depression. Refused to take any anti-depressents until I realized my fibromyalgia is making me depressed and Cymbalta is supposed to help both. Took low dose of Pamelor and nothing happened. Have taken narcotics which did not help and everything from Lyrica to Tramadol. Tramadol was a little helpful calming me down and relaxing my muscles and joints. I do not have very positive reactions to any medication

Took Cymbalta at 10pm and have not been able to sleep more than an hour. It's now almost 7am. I feel incredibly naseous and my TMJ is acting up. I have a headache that comes and goes.

Reading up on Cymbalta, it really scares the crap out of me. Thoughts?

Fibromyalgia/TMJ/IBS/Carpal Tunnel/Depression


americandancer
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   Posted 3/28/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, take cymbalta in the morning.  It gives me more energy, so I can't imagine taking it at night.  The nausea will go away with time...I'd say within a week, it should be better.  What mg are you taking?

Fibro Girlie
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   Posted 3/28/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Taking 30 mg. I give up. I can't take a week of this kind of nausea and sleeplessness. I can't imagine what my IBS is going to feel like once the dose wears off. I had only one meal in about a 24 hour period, when usually, I have to have 3 meals and snacks at specific times of the day. It made me overalert, I guess that's more energy, I felt like my eyes were going to pop out of my head. I was okay taking Tramadol whenever the pain was out of control but my doctor thinks taking Cymbalta all the time is better.
Fibromyalgia/TMJ/IBS/Carpal Tunnel/Depression

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