cymbalta/not sleeping

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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been on cymbalta 7 days and the last two days i have had no sleep 0 and i have an appointment today with my psychiatrists what do i need to tell him,i also take klonopin 4 x  aday?

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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bulldog..tell your p doc exactly how you are feeling - just like you tell us..especially about the 0 sleep problem - you will be fine I am sure...keep us posted :)


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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bulldog,
I agree with Maree - tell your pdoc every single thing that is going with you, especially abou the sleep issues.  I just went to the pdoc yesterday and I had to do the same thing and we made a couple of med changes.  It may be that your Cymbalta has to be increased, just isn't working any more or you may need a sleep med to help you.  No matter what the problem, I'm sure you and the doc will find a solution, it just might take a bit of time to find the right med.  Just make sure to ask questions if about any med changes/additions - such as side effects, what time of day to take it, does it cause drowsiness, does it cause stomach upset, about how long does the full effect take place (as you probably know, most anti-depressants can take up to 4-6 weeks to be at there peak). 
The biggest thing is to be totally honest about what you are dealing with so the doctor can make some suggestions of what he/she thinks may be happening and possibly make changes in your meds.
Please make sure to let us know how the appointment goes, remember we care about you and how you are doing.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bulldog , I have been on cymbalta for around two months now . Having trouble sleeping is a side-effect . I also had trouble sleeping even before the cymbalta . I started on 30mg for two weeks and went up to 60mg ( recommended dose ) . Take mine first thing in morning . Am sleeping fine now , I do wake up but go right back to sleep . yes tell your doc about it , maybe he can help to sleep until the cymbalta really starts working . How are you doing on it otherwise ? I am really feeling better , still have my highs and lows ( just life I guess ) If you can just get over first couple weeks . by the way upping my dose was know problem at all i was ready for them ( side-effects ) but didn't get any . Hang in there my friend . (((hugs ))) Megie
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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
he switched me back to remeron 30mg taday i slept ok on it never lost sleep

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   Posted 4/30/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   


Good for you, you got some sleep.  That is great.  If Remeron works for you it would make sense to stick with it. 

Not being able to sleep is one of worse nightmares.

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