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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Im sorta new here but got a question my doc had me on elavil 4 mo 10mg got just way too sedated so we switched to cymbalta 20mg got a horrible allergic reaction so now he gave me samples (thank goodness) of Symbyax any one heard of it? Its fluoxetine/olazapine combo lowest dose its suppose to help both dep. and lupus autoimmne disorders .  I sure hope it works anything could  be better then elavil.  Any of you tried this?yet:    also he mentioned Lyrica which I have heard of for fibro/autoimmune stuffs.  any input would be nice Tx Jonny

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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jonny, I haven't taking it personally, but my husband did a few years back. And it did help him alot, now he didn't have any side-effects from it, but they had to stop it because of his liver. But he never had any problems out of it. So, that's about all I can tell you about it. Good luck!!
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have only been on Cymbalta. But I am curious to know how the new medication will work for you. Please let us know how you make out and hopefully you will be reaction free -Kristin
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,' stillf eeling reactionsfrom the cymbalta but doc said it should be subsiding in a few more days living on benadryl, anyways doc gave me samples of symbyax never heard of it but its a combo drug of fluoxetine/olazapine (sp?) so i try it and see him next week too bad about the cymbalta tho it really raised my mood but hives and throat closing just dont cut it , glad to see your hubby was on symbyax so he did ok on it huh?  tx jonny
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