Posted by [pram] on August 26, 2005, at 15:15:28
In reply to Re: cymbalta - 12+weeks » [pram], posted by Racer on August 26, 2005, at 13:45:29
> I've been on it for about a year now, and it's been somewhat effective for me. (Effexor was only partially effective for me, and totally konked out after about two and a half years, by the way.)
> If I were to guess, based solely on my own experience -- and your mileage will vary -- I'd wonder if the Lexapro was doing this, rather than the Cymbalta. At 5mg, Lexapro was doing nearly nothing for me. At 10mg, though, I couldn't be bothered to talk, move, think, etc. Just wanted to crawl into a hole and die. I had never experienced anything like that before. You might want to try another SSRI to see if that helps...
> Good luck.
thinking back, and realizing that when i increased my lexapro to 20mg seemed to coincide with the downturn and return of depression, i tapered to 10mg yesterday, i felt more energetic, not nearly as depressed and definitely not the morose and suicidal thoughts. so today, i took no lexapro at all and feel much better.
just now reading your comment certainly confirms my suspcions. thanks.