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Re: Hey Linkadge! Marty

Posted by 49er on July 8, 2008, at 7:25:38

In reply to Re: Hey Linkadge! Jamal Spelling, posted by Marty on July 6, 2008, at 22:22:55

> > I am going to stop taking Cymbalta.
>
> My 2 cents: If it works well and you can cope with the side effects I suggest you continue with it and don't touch anything. The chances for you having those liver issues are about THE SAME AS GETTING HIT BY A CAR CROSSING ANY STREET IN A CITY... and maybe even less likely ! Will you stop crossing streets tomorow now that I'm telling you this ? ;)
>
Marty,

As one who developed a hearing loss from Remeron and cognitive side effects from the rest of my med cocktail, I have a different view.

First of all, what may seem like a rare side effect is based on what is reported and not what actually exists. I read somewhere that only about 10% of actual side effects are ever reported to the FDA.

Also, if doctors don't take it seriously when patients report side effects, in my opinion, you can't really trust the reports of how often side effects really occur.

Yes, the drug may be working great for Jamal Spelling now but all drugs eventually poop out. Then what?

Finally, everyone talks about how if you don't stay on your med, your depression will get out of control, etc. But no one talks about the cure being worse than the disease.

Having a hearing loss and cognitive issues on top of an already existing learning disability is devastating. The only reason I don't allow myself to get depressed is I am tapering off all my meds and I know that if I succumbed to it, I would go down a path that would keep me on meds forever. So I don't go there. But it hurts.

49er


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