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Re: I'm over freaking out about Cymbalta... cache-monkey

Posted by Racer on September 28, 2004, at 15:50:24

In reply to Re: I'm over freaking out about Cymbalta... Racer, posted by cache-monkey on September 28, 2004, at 14:45:59

The first week or so, the effects of the drug changed over the course of the day. Once it hit steady state in my bloodstream, though, everything smoothed out. It didn't agitate me any more than I already was, but there's a long story behind all this. I started taking this during a major crisis, after a year of unsuccessful treatment by not-so-helpful "mental health professionals" -- county doctor, who didn't exactly treat me with respect. I was so wound up at that point, I think I was close to adrenaline poisoning! The Cymbalta sedated me a lot at first, without decreasing the anxiety. Not especially helpful for me, since I was getting even more wound up about being so sedated!

And yes, anxiety is part of my dx. I actually take another drug for that, propranalol (Inderol), which is a beta blocker. *That* one, by the way, is a real wonder drug for me.

I hope that helps.




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