Wondering if anyone takes Buspar along with Cymbalta? I just check the the drug interaction and it says there a major interaction with the two and can result in serotonin syndrome. And now I'm freaking out! I also take Xanax three times a day a low dose. Just until the Cymbalta/Buspar kick in. Is this too much at one time. For example I took 0.5 Xanax at 12 today because I needed it then I took 10mg of Buspar at 2pm because that's the normal time I take it. Now I feel really tired. I also take the Cymbalta in the morning with Cuspar at the same time. I wonder if I should take them at different times? Thanks for your help! I'm just following doctors orders.
Sorry Hope; Have not been on much just not up to par yet; But continue to follow the doctors directions Yes it says a major interaction but they use these all the time and Believe it or not it is very rare to get the serotonin syndrome, Most people that really have gotten this are people on very high dose's of more than one SSRI, OR SNRI etc. But even with that warning many medications that say this the doctor is aware of it. And it really is not that big of a problem on the dose you are taking. Just be aware of side effects that might get worse and report them to the doctor or any new ones even more so. And it might be a good Idea to keep an hour or so apart when you take the medications And remember what we were saying you need to take all of these on a regular basis until you reach the full benefit of the Cymbalta and this includes the Xanax for now then you can taper down off the Xanax and use as needed but for right now you need a steady blood level.
you are going to be fine and I hope things are getting somewhat better the longer your on the new dose of the Cymbalta. later you can work on the fine tune of Buspar and Xanax with the doctor . Have a good day. Chuck. Now try not to overthink all of this and just take your medications. Your doing fine. Chuck
Hi Hope: I have been taking Cymbalta 120mg for 4 months now and it has worked but not to the point to bring me to my old self. I also take 1mg clonazepam at night. My doctor suggested to add Buspar 5mg to help with anxiety but also to boost the Cymbalta effectiveness. Did this combo helped you? I have tried so many other and getting anxious that nothing is going to work. Thanks a lot!
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