I have on Lexapro and imiprimine for a couple of years and it stopped working recently. Got to a really bad and scary place about a month ago. I made an appt with my neuro and he didn't want to switch drugs, why I don't know. So I got mad and made an appt with my PCP who decided that I definately needed something different. He's had 10 patients tell him that they love Cymbalta. I have arthritis, migraines and chronic pain, among other things, so I'm hoping this will help a bit with the pain and a lot with the depression. I've also made an appt with a counselor for Monday. I'm hoping that the combination of everything will have a positive effect. I'm just so tired of being down, no energy, wanting to stay in bed or at home all the time. I've lost touch with the majority of my friends. They just don't seem to understand. When I get in my funk, I don't want to see, hear or talk to anyone at all. I won't answer my phone etc....
I have no idea what triggers this. Maybe the counselor will have some insight. Bipolar, depression, migraines, fibromyalgia, and arthritis run in my family. I get this way and eat junk too. I'm about 70lbs. heavier than I'd like to be. I just can't seem to break the cycle.
Thanks for listening.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006