No family communication, will cymbalta help me?
It may or may not, my experience with anti-d's is that you will have to try it to see, but please don't give up, even if you have to try several to find one you feel works. They told me that amitriptyline at 25 mgs wasn't high enough to affect to affect depression but it does for me. Just my own personal thoughts, get the dr to give you a small dose for a couple of weeks and always pay attention to what you feel mentally and physically, keep a journal if you need to so you can see what seems to be working and at what dosage. There are a whole lot of meds for lifting your mood. I have gone thru bouts of this and i didn't seem to like to do anything anymore, that's called anhedonia, lack of pleasure. That can be a symptom of grief and/or depression. The anti-d work better with some talk therapy, to me, meds work faster, therapy works longer term, together they can really be good. Don't give up if you can't take or don't like Cymbalta. You can get some support and talk here too. Hope you feel better soon.
My advice is that you change your lifestyle, not look for meds as an answer to your life problems. Start by joining a club of some sort where you can make some friends. You would feel so much better. Also exercise is proven to lift depression. I think swimming is the best as it uses every muscle in your body. Try and go swimming. Stay positive about life. THe healthiest people on the planet are those who take the fewest presciption drugs. The answer to your health is inside you and you can find it and have a happy life
Cymbalta is not a long term solution because of the permanent damage it can do to your body and mind. Be strong. Think of all the people who are worse off than you, even starving. I hope things improve.You could even think of getting a pet. THey love us no matter what!
I have taking cymbalta for two months and have not noticed any difference in my depression. Everyone does react different to every medicine. Its worth trying for at least six weeks to see if it works for you. Trying something is better then not helping your depression at all. Therapy along with medication may also help recover sooner. I don't think that those who suggest not to take medication and just have therapy, exercise or to think of how worse off others are have ever been to the deep end of depression like others have. Everyone's situation is different and is corrected by different mesuares of treatment. I wish you best of luck in finding what helps you in this struggle.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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