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Re: Cymbalta jboud24

Posted by earthgirl on October 16, 2004, at 11:39:09

In reply to Re: Cymbalta, posted by jboud24 on October 14, 2004, at 18:53:16

Hi jboud24,

This is in response to your post "Questions for the Cymbalta peeps."

I was on Prozac (a pure SSRI) for 10 years, and I just spent 30 weaning off of it so I could have a somewhat clean start on Cymbalta

I am on Day 5 of Cymbalta; so, I will compare Day 5 Cymbalta with Day 5 Prozac (which I remember well!).

1. On Day 5 of Prozac I felt jittery, nervous, dry mouth, talkative, and I was clenching my teeth. Day 5 on Cymbalta I feel pleasantly and mildly energized, mentally focused, and very calm. I am having trouble going and staying asleep at night, and I also had this early on with Prozac-so they are the same that way.

2. I am not having trouble with daytime sleepiness on Cymbalta so far, and I did not have trouble with that on Prozac either.

3. Normally (without drugs:-), I have TERRIBLE anxiety/social anxiety. After about 3-4 months on Prozac I felt less social anxiety, but I still experienced a general anxiety. After just 5 days on Cymbalta, my social anxiety and overall anxiety feels non-existant!!

Okay, I'm comparing something I was on for 10 years, versus something I have only been on for 5 days... Obviously, I'm VERY hopeful about Cymbalta, but I also know it is early and anything could happen along the way.

This is just my experience so far. For what it is worth.

How is Zoloft treating you?





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