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Re: freaking out on Cymbalta yznhymer

Posted by verne on September 27, 2004, at 10:43:05

In reply to Re: freaking out on Cymbalta mcp, posted by yznhymer on September 27, 2004, at 10:19:30

Hi Mark,

I find cymbalta less agitating than most AD's. There's more a quiet stimulation with a greater ability to focus. The first few days it felt like my brain was finally getting what it needed. And it was so clean feeling.

At first, insomnia was all I noticed and it is prefaced with "initial" in the side effect list. Later I noticed severe sexual side effects, slight urinary retention, and some sweating.

Now I'm going longer between 30mg doses (36hrs instead of 24) and I already notice a difference. I feel great this morning. I think the key for me will be a lower dose. If I take it in the morning, I've noticed it is wearing off by evening so that may be the solution to the insomnia.

As an anti-depressant I give cymbalta high marks. It may even work on my anxiety if I can abstain from caffeine. I used to take acid in large quantities and always felt euphoric (haven't done any in over 25 years though), and, I kid you not, the first few days on cymbalta I experienced that same euphoria to a milder degree - without getting manic. (is there such a thing as "mild euphoria"? - oxymoron alert)

I plan to take just 15-20mgs per day in the morning when I get a new Rx.





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