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Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) - report SLS

Posted by 4WD on September 5, 2004, at 21:05:32

In reply to Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) - report 4WD, posted by SLS on September 5, 2004, at 20:35:57

> Anergia, anhedonia, loss of interest, decreased libido, increased eating, increased sleeping, poor memory and concentration, heavy limbs, psychomotor retardation, social anxiety, derealization.

I guess that's why I feel such an empathy with you. All of the above except poor memory, social anxiety and derealization but add tendency to abuse substances and insomnia. Perhaps it's the same with you as for me- your meds keep you out of the deep black clinical depression but never bring you up to normal.

> > Do you find that you feel worse during the day and better at night?
> Morning is my best time. My worst time is between 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Rats. I was hoping you'd say you felt better at night. I approach normality sometimes between 9 and midnight. Thinking it might be the cortisol thing - which could then be treated. It might be, though, for you. Aren't cortisol levels at their peak in the morning and then drop to their lowest levels around 3-4 pm?

> I don't think Cymbalta is going to work out for me. All of the positive signs that appeared last week have now disappeared. This is a very familiar pattern, and I would like not to place too much more hope in that it will eventually work. Still, I will go the full tour with it.
I was beginning to surmise as much. The daily reports kind of stopped. I am so very sorry. My own hopes are so high and I so hate to see yours dashed. I know you tried to guard against that but I bet you weren't able to. Do give it the whole try, though. Did the MAOIs poop out on you? You mentioned before success with those.

I won't even try to make suggestions. It sounds as though you've been around the a/d block a few times. I just want you to know that I think about you and your struggle a lot. I also want you to know that I have been impressed with your intelligence and with the level of sensitivity you show in your posts to others.

I haven't tried nearly as many things as you but I know so well the feeling of wondering if you are going to have to live the rest of your life depressed and if there will ever be a med that will work.

You are in my prayers.





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