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freaking out on Cymbalta

Posted by cache-monkey on September 26, 2004, at 23:53:35

Hey folks,

I just started Cymbalta last week. Tues-Thurs 15 mg in the morning. Fri-Sun 30 mg split between morning and afternoon.

Since I started I've felt completely wired, agitated and stressed. Playing into that is the fact that I'm working on a project right now, but I still attribute it to the med. My temperature feels like it's been bouncing up and down a bit, but I've been sweating almost non-stop.

I'm really freaking out. Someone with experience with Cymbalta (or SSRIs/Effexor) please tell me: are these normal start-up side effects?

I wasn't feeling that bad before I went on. I'm taking it for low-level GAD/dysthymia that was mostly in remission, but also as a buffer for when I try to quit smoking again, and because I'm anticipating a particularly stressful winter. Given how I feel right now, though, I'm really thinking about discontinuing. Does anyone have any advice?





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