A question for my fellow men HW formites (Cymbalta)

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Papa Bear
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   Posted 8/13/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc and I agreed that we should switch my medication...been on it for nearly 3 years...I've been experiencing "0" energy lost of sleep, lost of interest.
I'm currently taking 150mg daily Effexor XR, my doctor has prescribed Cymbalta 60mg.
Tomorrow I begin a two week wean off;
75mg Effexor, 30mg Cymbalta (1st week)
32.5 Effexor, 60mg Cymbalta (2nd week and going)
Anyway have any of you experienced weaning off the Effexor to another med such as Cymbalta?
Cymbalta, is it as bad as Effexor XR in regards to the adverse sexual side effects? ...how "is", "did" Cymbalta work for you?
:-)   "GO BEARS"

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   Posted 8/15/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Papa I am bumping this up so that you will get some responses from people that have taken the meds.

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Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Off of all meds at this time...woohoo!!

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Papa Bear
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   Posted 8/15/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Shy

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   Posted 8/15/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Papa Bear,

This is not just a male issue but also female issue, loss of libido and is a common side effect from the meds...............Cymbalta for me has been the worse but I take a whopping 120 mg which I feel it way to high.

I can not speak for your male pals.............:)

I am going to be talking to my PDoc re reducing the dose.


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Papa Bear
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   Posted 8/15/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for the reply Stkitt

I now understand the loss of bido, or should I say "I've lost my mojo"

Question for you ladies; the loss of bido due to Cymbalta or whatever, is it just a loss of interest?...or do you like us men also have physiological issues?

I would have to say loss of interest is the most prevalent for me, and on the rare occasion of sex things don't work out the way they should.

Anyway I don't about you woman, but one of the most important things in a mans life is wrestling with our manhood.

Day two and I feel tired, but a little jittery? I hope that goes away.



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