Posted by up'n'down on July 29, 2005, at 2:37:43
In reply to Re: Cymbalta fatigue, posted by Racer on March 4, 2005, at 20:45:37
> Six of one, half dozen of the other. I have lethargy, fatigue, etc, and just lowered Cymbalta to 30 mg from 60. Today is the first day I've felt really awake in ages, which I assume is partly soemthing not related to meds, and partly placebo effect, and maybe partly the meds. Who knows?
> But I only had a very, very brief period of not feeling lethargic on Cymbalta. Otherwise, it's been ongoing, and we're still in the tweaking stage of trying to get me to a place where I'm not depressed, but also not lethargic, amotivated, and generally good for something beyond holding down the sofa.
I am on 20/30 mgs. of Cymbalta per day. It is amazing how hard it is for me to let loose of sleep, and how hard it is to drag my body out of bed. Once I get up and start my day, I don't notice being drowsy; however, if I read for very long during the day, I tend to fall asleep if I don't limit my time. My depression has always been more towards the desire for sleep and escape from the stress and strain of living, so it isn't just the med that makes me that way. I like to hold down my adjustable bed or my recliner, Racer! up'n'down