The best person you can rely on is your personal mental doctor; here we are only your support group, we can share personal experiences with you, BUT none of us is a certified mental doctor, so we are Not qualified to give you any final answer, Just use our experiences as simple references, BUT not your final answer, the final answer is Only from your mental doctor. Good luck !
I agree with bobby. Always consult your doctor. You can talk to your doctor about some of the things mentioned here but your doctor is your lifeline, not this website. From my experience many antidepressants are used for anxiety. It's usually the first step in trying to treat anxiety. However one of the side effects of Cymbalta is Anxiety. If that's the case I would recommend Psychotherapy. They can help you with different techniques on how to deal with anxiety along with what causes it and how to change the way you think to prevent it. The next option I would recommend talking with your doctor about are benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Klonopin, Diazepam, etc.. The drugs along don't cause addiction but the dependence that the drugs can cause can make people take these prescriptions not as prescribed and lead to addiction. If taken as directed you should be fine. Try one or the other.
You could also request a different antidepressant if the Cymbalta isn't helping with your depression as much as you would like it to. I would recommend taking Effexor Xr. Many people benefit from this medication and it's used to treat anxiety as well. The safest option for you would be Psychotherapy though. Hope this helps! Good luck to you!
I agree with mitjason.
One thing you must realize with drugs, is that we only know 10% of what a drug can do. There are many variables. The greatest of all is, everyone is unique and that is why the use of a drug for one person can do one thing and for another person another thing.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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