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   Posted 9/28/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all. I just happened to come across this site and I am. I just started taking cymbalta 60mg literally just yesterday around 330-4pm. I was pretty normal and felt no side effects immediately. Then like around 1030pm I felt pretty nauseous and tired. My heart was racing so fast and I was nervous and scared. I think I woke up every other hour and I was jumpy like I was thinking someone was like in the house or watching me like a bad dream or something. While reading different comments about what time u should take it. I think I should try morning after breakfast. I'm so fatigue right now and I'm usually up early. I kinda felt hung over although I don't drink smilewinkgrin I can deal with dry mouth but if I'm going to be fatigue and tired I prefer it to happen at night. I really hope it takes a week or less before I start to feel good about myself and just be content throughout the day. I know everybody is different but I want to get better already. Any advice?

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   Posted 9/28/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tangee,

Welcome to the depression forum. It sounds like cymbalta can be taken either in the morning or at night. I hope that it works for you. I must say though that it takes most antidepressants six to eight weeks before they reach their full potential. But a person can start to feel better before that. I hope that you do.

Whenever you decide to take it, try to take it at the same time each day. As close as you can get. Remember if you miss a dose, take it when you realize, if it is close to your next dose, then skip it.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/28/2012 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tangee

Welcome to the forum. your side effects sound kinda strong, I would call your doc and review them with him/her.

I take cymbalta 60 am 60 pm for a total of 120mg for pain and depression. The pm I take at dinner. the following is what I have learned along the way. I have been on the med for 1 1/2 years

drink at least 16 oz of water with the medication. drink lots of water all day long, stay away from soda esp diet,

Eat with the medication, at least a yogurt to coat the stomach, cuts down on the jitters and nervousness.

I have no side effects now and most went away within 3 mos of trying this, that and the other thing to cut them out. Water seems to play a key part with this medication. and sugar effects how it reacts in some peoples bodies. So if you cut the sugar and increase water there are less side effects.

I hope this helps you.

Stay strong.

Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
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