Cymbalta - Stories? Opinions?

Was Cymbalta a good choice for you?
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Lululiya
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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

My boyfriend just started taking Cymbalta and I was wondering if anybody here has had any experience with it. I'm asking so I can tell him what to expect. We agreed that he shouldn't research side-effects and such because he has a tendency to "adopt" symptoms or play them up in his mind, so we decided that it would work better if I did all the "research" and that way he can relay what's happening to me and I can tell him whether it's normal or if he should report it back to his doctor.

Thanks :)

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20193
   Posted 11/19/2010 2:10 AM (GMT -6)   

HI LULILYA.

i usually refrain from voting but today i have voted in the

negative. my reason is that for the past 9-12 months i

have been rapid cycling. as an anti-depressant for my

(at the time for MDD) MDD it was adequate, but since recently

being dx with bi-polar affective disorder-axis 1 it has had no

bite. i was informed by the a/professor that ant-deps are

not congruent in battling bi-polar disorders, but as a base-

line anti-dep it was working adequately. pls remember that

meds work differently on different people-and if the doc

has recommended it then he/she has reasons for doing so.

hoping this helps, and yes it very much trial and error, and

circumstance based. with compassion. jamie.

has recommended it-then i say stay the course with it. i have

been on many, many anti-deps, some more targeted to

specific forms of depression, this i feel may be happening

with this situation.


SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/19/2010 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry, got my sentences mixed up. sorry, jamie.
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

getting by
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   Posted 11/19/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it is all trial and error. He may have to try many before he finds what is right for him. I am not sure of the side effects of cymbalta, but I hear it is hard to go off of. There are others who take this drug and can give you a better perspective of this.

Best wishes to you both. I hope the medication works well for him.

Hugs, Karen
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