started cymbalta today, a little scared by all the negative feedback i've read on other forums

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/22/2006 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
does anyone have a positive story to share??
i started taking it today, my doctor told me to start off taking one 30mg dose a day for a week and then upping it to 2 tablets daily. i'm also a smoker but i'm dying to quit and i've heard some horror stories about people quitting while on cymbalta who have had horrible mood swings and bouts of rage....i don't want to be angry, i just want to stop smoking and gain more control over my life in general. i've also heard some not so good things about withdrawl once you stop taking it....i just started and want to ride the whole thing out, but im concerned for the future as well...i know that certain side effects are unavoidable, but any suggestions or comments on how to make my time taking cymbalta a more or less positive experience would be greatly appreciated.
all the best,

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/22/2006 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
very true...i know that when im starting out i should have an open mind and be positive about what i'm getting into, but i like to overthing EVERYTHING and tend to be a bit of a pessimist (which probably helps explain the cymbalta use in the first place haha) anyway, thanks for the response, i'm new here so any comments are definitely appreciated.
also, i forgot to mention in my first post- to any new yorkers on here, im interested in the idea of finding a free support group in nyc. do you attend one? if so, where would you reccomend that i look?

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   Posted 4/22/2006 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My girlfriends daughter started on Cymbalta about three weeks ago, and said it has been working very well for her.

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   Posted 4/22/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on cymbalta since June and it's the ONLY anti-depressant that has worked for me.  I have had almost no side effects and am happier than I've been since I was born!  Good Luck with it, I hope it works for you like it has for me!

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   Posted 4/22/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks rianna and raven, its really helpful to hear positive things about cymbalta, because as well all know, even as helpful as they are, starting meds can be a pretty scary thing.

thanks so much :)
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