I've been on Cymbalta for 7 days (30mg) and my feelings of depression have increased and anxiety. I feel I don't want to live anymore, is this normal?
10 Oct 2009
Please see your doctor as soon as possible.
You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cymbalta. Alcohol may increase the risk of damage to your liver.
29 Feb 2012
I am on my 6th day of 30mg. Of Cymbalta. I am also taking 10 mg. Of the 20 mg. Of Lexapro too. I am trying to get off the Lexapro. I noticed I am hyper and get on a headache with Cymbalta. I need yo go through the process because Cymbalta is helping with my neck and back pain. Lexapro had quit helping with my depression
29 Feb 2012
Cymbalta took about 4 weeks to work for me. I just carried on, with lots of support from my friends and family. I started to feel semi normal after the third week, and even managed to sign up at a gym and start going. -Exercise really helped! It does get better!
All the best..
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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