Hi I'm jack and I'm 31 years I recently started on cymbalta 30mg and have been on it for 12 days now to help with depression/anxiety and so far the only thing I've noticed was some mild nausea during the first 5 days then that kinda settled down and now I'm on day 12 and not noticing any improvement in mood, energy, motivation nothin. Is it too early to make an assessment? Should I call doc and ask her to up the dose? Or do you all think I should give this more time??
Hi, Jack! It can 3-4 weeks before you feel really significant improvement although some people have reported benefits sooner than that. Since you got through the induction period with only minor nausea you could ask your doctor for a dosage adjustment at this point if you are taking less than 60mg/day.
Hopefull just a little more time will do the trick, but do let your doctor know that you're not feeling any better.
Good luck and my best wishes to you. Wildcat
Hello Jack Brannon
I have to agree with Wildcatvet... imo I would allow 4-6 weeks to see if you notice and improvement for that is when it reaches it's thereputic level in the bloodstream... imo I wouldn't raise or discuss another med until you reach that time frame... 12 days is just not long enough/ you don't want to be over medicated, so that is my opinion I would wait it out and take it daily and once you reach that mark and if for some reason you still aren't feeling any better at that point I would talk to my doc and tell him/ her/ go friend there... wishing you nothing but peace and happiness..GOD BLESS..keep us posted as to how you make out we are all here for you..
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