I have been taking wellbutrin 300mg for a month and started cymbalta 60mg 2 weeks ago. I have had increased anxiety for these past 2 weeks. Do I keep taking them until they work? I understand it can take up to a month or so for the drug to reach a therapeutic level. Thanks.
Absolutely. The Cymbalta needs more time, however, I am not a fan of it at all (keep in mind we all react differently to these meds, and this statement is soley based on my own experience with it)
Based on what you say you're probably still adjusting to the Wellbutrin, I'm one who recommends a 2-3 month period before making a decision as to something working or not, especially this class of medications, so, you're new to both of these.
If you go another 7-10 days and still feel like this I would have you consult the Dr, May be a need for a dosage change or general reevaluation.
I took Wellbutrin with another SSRI/SNRI drug (not sure which one - I've tried most) a couple of years ago. I became very anxious and emotional. I had trouble swallowing (hard to describe - it was like I was afraid my swallowing mechanism wouldn't work and I would choke instead), and I would close myself in my closet and bawl because I felt so incredibly sad and hopeless. I took it for about 3 months (way too long!), and felt better immediately after stopping. Please seek help right away, because I was borderline suicidal, and it didn't get better with time.
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