Cymbalta makes me so exhausted. Would Effexor do the same? Has anyone switched from Cymbalta to Effexor with any success?
Cymbalta vs Effexor for energy??
Question posted by Sphynxxx on 14 Oct 2015
Last updated on 11 September 2020
Pristiq also made me feel tranquilized/ very tired. Cymbalta helps me a lot, but the fatigue side effect is a huge problem for me.
Hi Sphynxxx. I hope you have found something to help you with energy. Personally I have been on Cymbalta/Duloxetine for 10 years and it has been a nightmare. I was once a healthy, happy and outgoing woman but Cymbalta changed all that. I had many horrible side effects and one was exhaustion. I was so weak and dizzy that I kept falling down and I spent many days in bed. I was always a small woman even after having my 5 children but I gained over 80 pounds while on Cymbalta. I am tapering slowly off this medication now and I have found a way to taper off so that the ‘withdrawals’ are manageable. In my opinion Cymbalta/Duloxetine and medications like it should be taken off the market. I understand that some people will say that they have been helped with these medications but just wait until the medication stops working and the doctor upps the dosage and then they get to the maximum dose and the medication stops working and they decide to stop taking them.
Well; it’s not easily done. I’ve been tapering off Cymbalta (60 mg) since June of last year (2017) and I’m down to 6.5 mg now. I understand that some people have no problem getting off these medications but I don’t understand why people are taking the chance. These types of medications play havoc with our brain and our bodies. They mess up our metabolism. I absolutely 100% hate these medications and one day I will be drug free. There are lists of ‘Natural Remedies’ for almost every problem you have on Google. Don’t get me wrong; I understand that medications are needed for certain things; like Diabetes and others. Take care and I wish you the best. Cindy
Effexor rx took a longtime for my body to get used, I was in bed as much just not depressed for months. I eventually added Wellbutrin and that was better.
Effexor made me so exhausted I couldn't get out of bed. My mom took it and it gave her a new life with get up and go energy. I take Cymbalta 150 mg with Wellbutrin SR 150 mg. It keeps me stable and not as tired. But I could always feel better.
Sphynxxx; I have heard this alot with cymbalta and the two of these medications are in the same group but most don't have as much problems with Effexor xr from what I have read. You might just check with your doctor it would or should not be as hard to change from one to the other being there in the same group of medication and hopefully you would not have to wait as long for the Effexor to start working for you. We all react to these medications different.But I know this has been one of the main complaints with Cymbalta. Good luck.to you. Give your Doctor a call.
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