I have been battling depression for more than 10 years and it seems I have tried
every medication out there. None helped for very long. Several months ago I went on Saphris, and it turned out to be a nightmare. I began having the worst depression I have ever experienced and as it worsened, the doctor kept increasing the dosage until I couldn't take it anymore. The withdrawal symptoms were a nightmare. I started having anxiety I'd never had before.
It took a full two weeks to feel half way normal after that experience.
Now my doctor has prescribed Cymbalta and I have read horror stories of the withdrawal from it and I am terrified to start taking it.
Please, if anyone who has had experience with cymbalta please tell me about it.
I am reading a book about battling depression without drugs; walking,
fish oil supplements, daily multivitamins, sunlight, etc. I don't know what to do.
The depression is maddening. I would love to hear some comments.