I do not like the side effects of cymbalta, heavy sweating, no sexual desire and can not reach an orgasm at all. I am also taking 1 mg. of ativan twice a day and ambien to sleep. That is why I proposed Xanax, just take that for the anxiety and tapper off the cymbalta and get rid of the ativan . I do not want to take an antidepressant with so many side effects, especially sexually. I am a newlywed and recent college graduate and am experiencing many life changes. My Dr. thinks thats xanax is too addictive and I should just get over the side effects of cymbalta.