New User to Cymbalta!

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kimmiekay5
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   Posted 6/7/2012 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. prescribed me Cymbalta today. I haven't used any antidepression for quite a few years. I had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago and I'm only 29. I haven't taken hormones because they make me feel bipolar and I do things that I wouldnt normally do. She also prescribed me a low does estorgen patch. I've had the problems of no sex drive, not wanting to be touch, hurt to be touched anywhere, isolation, crying, feeling like a failure in my life and thinking that my loved ones would be better off without me being such a burden. cry   Ive never had the problem of staying asleep, just falling asleep. I was told to take the meds at night. From what I have read on here that also seems to be the concensus unless previous epsiodes of insomnia has been present. Pray for me!

getting by
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   Posted 6/7/2012 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the cymbalta Kimmiekay,

I hope that it works for you. Welcome to the depression forum. I hope you continue to post. Know that it takes six to eight weeks to reach it's full potential, though you may start feeling better before that. I hope that it works well for you. Keep posting and know that we care.

Hugs, Karen
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kimmiekay5
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   Posted 6/7/2012 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! I really appreciate having somewhere like this to vent my thoughts, feelings, worries. Always been easier for me to write/type them out than speak them. I guess when you hear yourself say it, you feel dumb...at least I do. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing. Thanks again! :-)

ExProud
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   Posted 6/11/2012 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too, I'm starting Cymbalta tomorrow morning, I hope it helps us, let's keep posting about how it's going.

kimmiekay5
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   Posted 6/12/2012 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So far I can tell a slight difference. I've been taking it when I wake up after I eat. I still notice that I dont want to be touched but its not as bad. I go back to my doctor on 20th to get results from my thyroid test. I'm also still having issues with my legs at night. I seriously believe I have restless leg syndrome. My doctor believes this to be true as well. Keep u updated. :-)

ExProud
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Even though today is my first day, I felt better, I think the Cymbalta has a slight sedating effect compared to the Zoloft I was taking, I've also got a dose of Klonipin in the mix so that has something to do with it as well. But it sure was nice to feel better for a day because it's been a while.

getting by
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   Posted 6/12/2012 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Kimmiekay and Exproud,

I am glad that you both are feeling better and I hope it continues.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

ExProud
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   Posted 6/16/2012 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Still feeling better than before, which is encouraging. I don't completely understand why - I know that no AD can work that fast. I think maybe just quitting the zoloft helped me, like maybe it was doing more harm than good. I'm just grateful not to be in such a dreadful state. I'm still hoping to keep improving. I want to get far enough that I don't have to keep glancing into the rear view mirror. And I'm also trying to break the habbit of checking my mood all day long.

bayoub2
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   Posted 6/16/2012 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome kk
 
Cymbalta started working very quickly for me, so it may not just be wishful thinking. I sure hope so for both of you. PLease let us know how you are doing.
 
Best of luck
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