First time taking Cymbalta.

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lostnfound
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   Posted 10/29/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, this is my fist time to the forum. I've been taking Wellbutrin XL @ 150mg for the past year and came off of it because of certain side effects that I didn't like. My doctor perscribed Cymbalta for me today, 30mg for two wks and  increased to 60mg for the next two wks. I'm taking it for major depression and wanted to know what I can generally expect from this drug? I'm also taking Imovane for sleep because I suffer from insomnia. Will I take the Cymbalta in the morning or at night? How long before this drug starts to work?
 
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georgiabred
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   Posted 10/29/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lost, I'm new to this also. I have been taking 60mg of Cymbalta for fibromyalgia for about a month. It has helped my pain but has given me insomnia really bad. I have never had a sleep issue ever so this has been hard for me. I found through trial and error that if I take it when I first get up (6:30 am) that I will sleep much better at night. Hopefully this helps.

lostnfound
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   Posted 10/30/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
hi georgiabred, thanks for your reply. I'm hearing alot of horror stories about this drug and I'm a bit anxious about it. I really don't like taking meds of any kind but I feel it's my last resort. I know I suffer from depression and it gets bad sometimes,I really try to combat it on my own but it ends up affecting my life in a very negitave way.My main concern is that my wife doesn't deserve to be  having to deal with my depressive moods all the time,which sends me seeking meds.I hope that it doesn't affect me in a way where I may get weight gain. Thant is a big issue for me. I eat only organically grown food and exrcise everyday but when I'm in a bout of depression I'm kind of just lack the energy to exercise.I did find it difficult to sleep last night after my first dose of this drug. I ended up taking immovane to help me sleep which was fine.I took my second dose early this morning and I'm hoping this will help when it comes time to sleep later on tonight.Is it best to take this drug with or without food?
 
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