I am so sorry that there are so many unlucky people that seem to have such horrible experiences with Cymbalta. It seems every thread I have read is another person extolling their horrific experiences with this drug. If I did not know any better would think that some were plants from rival drug companies just to scare people from taking it.
I myself seem to be the sole beneficiary of Cymbalta. It is working great for me, so I must be the only person it was made for. Sure tomorrow I will commit suiside, <EG> but today I am happy for the first time in over 20 years. To top it off during that time I have been under the constant care of certified psychiatrists that have prescribed nearly 100 different medications that have mostly failed to clear up my depression. Cymbalta is the first drug that I have ever taken that allows me to be productive and happy.
There has to be someone else out there that is experiencing some good from Cymbalta. Or perhaps this message board is just for people that want to complain about
their miseries. Sorry if you are experiencing real problems, but I call it like I see it. Sure drugs effect different people in different ways, but that still does not explain why there is an overwhelming slamming of Cymbalta on this board.
If you are thinking of taking Cymbalta, only one word of warning. DO NOT STOP TAKING IT WITHOUT TAPERING DOWN THE DOSSAGE OVER A TWO OR THREE WEEK PERIOD. SUDDENLY STOPPING MAY MAKE THINGS WORSE. These warnings are clearly stated on the drug’s website.
Read # 6 on that page. There was one person on this board that took it for just a few days. Either that person was not under the care of a knowledgeable psychiatrist, or didn’t care to talk to the psychiatrist before they stopped taking Cymbalta.
Take it from a person that has been through the ringer so to speak, nearly every antidepressant medication needs several weeks to allow for your body to adjust to it. You should never start taking or change an antidepressant unless you have a week to take off from your life in case your body has problems adjusting.
I am now ready for the hate mail from those individuals that felt my post was unPC. Find a caring therapist and get some help!