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Good news, bad news and Cymbalta

Posted by up'n'down on July 15, 2005, at 1:43:52


The good news is that Cymbalta is working better for me than Effexor XR did!! What a delight to have a clearer-feeling mind instead of a fuzzy one. No one but we who suffer from all these mental/emotional diseases really understands how wonderful a simple thing like that feels.
I especially know Cymbalta is working for me, because I'm still able to keep my basic function even though my dear father died on May 21, while I sat at his side: that is the bad news. However, he was seriously ill, and we knew he didn't have long to live. He died more quickly than we thought he would though, because he got aspiration pneumonia and his left lung collapsed. He had very little lung function, so he was critically ill. A healthy person would have recovered, but he just had too much against him. It was very hard to sit by his side and hear him gasping for air, so it is
a relief that he isn't suffering anymore, but we really miss him. I have good family support and a very good Pharmopsychiatrist.
Is anyone else having good results from Cymbalta? I am also on Xanax and Depakote. up'n'down

 

Re: Good news, bad news and Cymbalta

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on July 15, 2005, at 4:41:42

In reply to Good news, bad news and Cymbalta, posted by up'n'down on July 15, 2005, at 1:43:52

I was just wondering what cymbalta actually is? Is it an SSRI? Sorry for being so dumb.

 

Answering both Up'nDown and Meri-Tuuli

Posted by Racer on July 15, 2005, at 16:44:50

In reply to Re: Good news, bad news and Cymbalta, posted by Meri-Tuuli on July 15, 2005, at 4:41:42

MT:

Cymbalta is a brand new drug that is similar in action to Effexor. It's a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, with a more balanced action than Effexor.

U'n'D

I've been taking it since last September, and it's helped a lot. It isn't working for me as monotherapy, but with Wellbutrin on board my depression is in remission, which has reduced my anxiety quite a bit. There are bits I don't like about it -- I do feel quite lethargic much of the time, for example -- but over all it seems to be doing me good, so I'll stick with it.

Hope that helps.

 

Re: Answering both Up'nDown and

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on July 15, 2005, at 16:53:07

In reply to Answering both Up'nDown and Meri-Tuuli, posted by Racer on July 15, 2005, at 16:44:50

Thanks racer! Now cymbalta sounds promising...does it come with as many side effects as effexor? good luck with it all!

 

Re: Answering both Up'nDown and

Posted by flmm on July 15, 2005, at 19:47:02

In reply to Re: Answering both Up'nDown and, posted by Meri-Tuuli on July 15, 2005, at 16:53:07

Just bumped up to 60mg myself and feeling pretty decent! 30mg not enough.

 

Thanks for response. Anymore?

Posted by up'n'down on July 16, 2005, at 2:54:51

In reply to Answering both Up'nDown and Meri-Tuuli, posted by Racer on July 15, 2005, at 16:44:50

> MT:
>
> Cymbalta is a brand new drug that is similar in action to Effexor. It's a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, with a more balanced action than Effexor.
>
> U'n'D
>
> I've been taking it since last September, and it's helped a lot. It isn't working for me as monotherapy, but with Wellbutrin on board my depression is in remission, which has reduced my anxiety quite a bit. There are bits I don't like about it -- I do feel quite lethargic much of the time, for example -- but over all it seems to be doing me good, so I'll stick with it.
>
> Hope that helps.


Thank you for responding, Racer. I do find Cymbalta somewhat sedating in that I can hardly peel myself out of bed, I sleep so well. But then when it's time to go to bed, I don't feel sleepy, so just keep on reading or something quiet, and wait till sleep overtakes me. This is very bad for doing anything productive and keeping a regular schedule.

up 'n' down


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