I recently started taking it (120 mg) and don't know what to expect. What has been your experience?
I have been taking 60 mg./day of Cymbalta for four years now. It REALLY works for my depression. I am bipolar and thought that the Cymbalta caused a manic episode. I tried to decrease my dosage to 30 mg. I had the WORST withdrawal symptoms after only three days so I went back to the 60 mg. I have Fibromyalgia and it helps reduce the pain from that. It did make me severely constipated, so I have had to employ various techniques to stay regular. All-in-all, I regard it as a wonder drug and am glad I take it.
Hi, my experience of taking 60 mg of cymbalta for over 5 years was great for my fibro, but it quit working for my depression after 4 years. My Dr increased my dose to 120mg but it caused extreme emotional problems resulting in me thinking I was losing my mind because feelings of past grief and loss, sadness and uncontrolable crying. I made the decision to get off the cymbalta and go onto prozac. The withdrawl from the cymbalta was a nightmare. Headaches, brain zaps,ringing in my ears, light headness, nausea, irritability, and extreme short temper. It took me over 6mo to rid my system of cymbalta. I would not recommend this nasty drug to anyone. Good luck to you and I do hope you feel better and will find a medication that will help with the fibro pain and depression. Its not an easy task... D
I took cymbalta for years for depression with excellent results. I switched to Pristiq about a year and a half ago because the Cymbalta made me too sleepy. You are already on the maximum dose. You'll have to see how it does over the course of a month or two, if it doesn't help or you are too tired, I recommend Pristiq which is also a SNRI type antidepressant.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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