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Re: Cymbalta Journal Day 11 4WD

Posted by Allie Blue on September 14, 2004, at 11:30:38

In reply to Re: Cymbalta Journal Day 11, posted by 4WD on September 13, 2004, at 21:37:02

> Day Eleven, Monday, 9-13-04
> Cymbalta 30mg (15mg a.m., 15mg p.m.)
> Effexor XR 10mg
> Klonopin .25 mg as needed, mostly in the mornings
> NOTE: I may not be posting after today or tomorrow for a while. Hurricane Ivan is headed straight for where I live (between Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL)
> I'm doing much, much better today.
> The bad feeling from the pain pills has worn off. I'm still experiencing anxiety and some panic attacks presumably from the Effexor withdrawal.
> Efficacy: I have so much energy. I am bouncy. Part of this is nerves from the hurricane, however. I am sleeping better than I have in years. I go to bed and am asleep within 20 minutes. This is miraculous for me. (this is without klonopin) I am feeling maybe a bit more motivation but not a lot. Still can't say there's any improvement in anhedonia.
> Side effects: Absolutely no sleepiness after dosing, either at 30mg in the morning or when I divide the doses. I am dividing the doses because I have found myself waking up after fewer hours sleep than I want to get. I thought maybe the Cymbalta was wearing off too soon and anxiety was waking me up too early.
> The buzz/hum/roar in my head is still there. I am trying to ignore it. It's not too hard except when I'm in a quiet place; then it's maddening. The pressurized feeling is less though.
> Mild delay in orgasm. Libido seems okay, not much opportunity lately.
> Dry mouth is less.
> I can't decide whether it would be better to taper the Effexor rapidly and get it over with while I'm taking Klonopin or to drag it out and have to take the Klonopin longer. It doesn't seem to matter how slowly I taper, I'm going to have anxiety regardless and as soon as I quit it completely, it's going to get worse. I'm afraid the ringing in my ears is worse because I'm taking Effexor + Cymbalta - they both cause it.
> In general I'm very happy with Cymbalta - if the dratted ringing in my ears would go away, I'd be thrilled.
> Marsha
> Marsha,

Are you splitting the 30mg cymbalta capsules? Are there any problems with splitting and how do you split them? I'm thinking about doing that too but the manufacturers insert says not to split?





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