My Effexor helps with my anxiety and has helped with my depression but I am looking for a drug that would help give me the energy and motivation that sets me back .
Hi, Sammy! Cymbalta and Effexor are both anti-depressants, but they work somewhat differently. I don't believe Cymbalta is usually prescribed for energizing effects, more for depression, anxiety and pain.
You might ask your doctor about using Provigil or Nuvigil ~ they are non-narcotic stimulants that enhance energy, concentration and motivation. I'm using Nuvigil and it's been a godsend for me! The only problem is that they are both very expensive and there's no generic. Well, there is a generic Provigil that's sold by Cephalon - but it still costs about 90% of the brand name cost.
I've been getting Nuvigil samples from my psychiatrist, so you could ask about that or find out ahead of time if your insurance covers it and what your co-pay would be.
Good luck and Best wishes! WCV
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