Posted by greywolf on November 20, 2006, at 16:13:36
I'm kind of at brick wall here. As some of you may know from my posts the last couple years, I'm bipolar II with severe OCD. I've been on all kinds of meds. You name the SSRI, SNRI, NDRI, TCA, Nardil, Depakote, Lamictal, etc., I've been on it.
After long-term trials of Depakote and Lamictal that were blood-tested to make sure therapeutic levels had been achieved, I was experiencing no results either positive or negative. So, my doctor decided to put me on Cymbalta despite my prior lack of success on similar medications. Thus far all I've experienced is severe nausea, fatigue, grogginess, emotional flatness, urination problems, and sexual side effects.
Anyone out there with BP run into similar issues with Cymbalta? Does Cymbalta provide a true, significant benefit, or is it just another mixed bag of SEs with small therapeutic benefit?