I took Zoloft for 17 years and never got depressed and then it quit working for me so was put on Cymbalta 60 mg b.i.d. Cymbalta is okay but never like the Zoloft was. I quit the Cymbalta two days ago and started Zoloft and now I am on Neurontin instead of Ativan. I feel like I'm doped up and cry a lot. Sick to my stomach. I just want to feel better. Had the H1N1 vaccine and was sick for four weeks and finally got over that. Can someone please help me. I've been in and out of psych hospitals since I was 27 and am now 61. I know I have a serotonin imbalance and I know Zoloft was the best anitdepressant I ever took. My doctor mainly focuses on my anxiety but doesn't seem to hear my plea for the depression.
I am so sorry. I went off effexor and onto cymbalta and now I have lost my passion for everything. I do not even know who I am I thought I was on effexor for hot flashes and though I did not need it any more I can not deny that I have anxiety and depression issues but it wasn't until now realized how bad. I am so sorry that you do not have a doctor who is willing to listen to you. You know you better than anyone. If this is a doctor who has known you for years and has been treating you I might air on the side of trying what he suggests. If on the other hand if he is fairly new then I think he needs to listen to you and hear what you are telling him about the way you felt on Zoloft and why how you felt off the Zoloft and Why anf how you feel right now and what isn't working ang and why you know it isn't working. I do not know the relationship you have with your doctor and you certainly have much more insight to you condition than I do.I can say that if you are uncomfortable with your treatment I think you should look for someone who is a doctor that believes that you should be as much involved in your care as he/she is. There are meds available that treat both anxiety and depression thus balancing the two and be on an even planne. This does take time. Unfortunately these meds can take 6-8 weeks and that in of itself is a long hard journey. I am sure you know all of this but I hope that a little reassurance from someone looking from the outside has to offer would be helpful. Good Luck God Bless and I hope this helps if you ever want to chat just you can always send me a private message Barb
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