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PeppermintAnn

623d

ive started taking cymbalta for my depression and fibro a couple months ago and i feel like all it's done is make me angry. helped my fibro at first but im still so depressed and have such a hard time keeping my emotions lower than a constant rage (which was never the case b4!). anybody have a similar experience w this med?

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    • PeppermintAnn

      621d

      @CozyVibez omg thank you for all this info!! it didn't occur to me that ppl take it in conjuction w a dif type of med! i also didn't know abt tricyclic/tetracyclic antidepressants! so im glad to learn about those and do some more research!

    • 30Years_Of_This

      622d

      I was switched to Cymbalta a few years ago and my depression was so bad I cried throughout a whole week vacation. Couldn’t wait to get back to my previous antidepressant. And it didn’t help my pain.

      • PeppermintAnn

        621d

        @30Years_Of_This feeling this! everyday it's felt like i could just lay here and cry

        • Fibrofoggirl

          621d

          @PeppermintAnn I am so sorry you have been sick for 30 years. I don’t know how you do it.I’ve been sick for 4 years and I can’t do it much longer.

    • Fibrofoggirl

      622d

      I’ve been on Cymbalta for 3 years I honestly don’t even know if it’s working my pain is so bad but I’m scared to stop and incase I feel even worse

      • PeppermintAnn

        621d

        @Fibrofoggirl ive only been on cymbalta a few months and it doesn't feel like it's doing much- like my pain is so bad but i know it was worse pre-meds so im scared to come off it too 😥

    • BonnBonn

      623d

      It didn’t make me angry but it didn’t do anything to help me.

      • fibrofriend

        621d

        @BonnBonn same, i’m currently going down because i feel like it makes me give up on things.

    • CozyVibez

      623d

      I really like Cymbalta, but sometimes it's simply not enough for depression. It's mostly for anxiety and chronic pain. Some people take Paxil, Prozac, or some other SSRI in conjunction to help improve mood. I used to take equal amounts of Prozac and Cymbalta, and it worked like a charm.

      • CozyVibez

        623d

        @CozyVibez And it doesn't have to be an SSRI: tricyclic or tetracyclic antidepressants may also help. Amitriptilline is sometimes prescribed for depression and pain too.

        • PeppermintAnn

          621d

          @CozyVibez omg thank you for all this info!! it didn't occur to me that ppl take it in conjuction w a dif type of med! i also didn't know abt tricyclic/tetracyclic antidepressants! so im glad to learn about those and do some more research!

    • Usagi_Tsukino

      623d

      I was taking it for the exact same reason and tbh I really liked it! Then I had seizures and I wanted to try taking less medication but now I’m thinking of going back on. I was on it for about a year. I felt like it made me feel really content and I didn’t let things bother me as much. Right now they having me trying Venlafaxine to see if that’s better for me before I go back to the duloxetine right away and tbh I’m not sure how I feel about this one currently. I’ve been on it for a few weeks and I really don’t know I’m still leaning back towards Duloxetine

    • LivFaye

      623d

      I’ve noticed I’m more anxious on it

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