User Reviews for Cymbalta to treat Anxiety (Page 9)
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Reviews for Cymbalta
"Cymbalta is a god send for me and all those people out there who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, diabetic nerve damage, fibromyalgia, pain or what ever else it is used for. I myself have s. A. D [social anxiety disorder] and at times depression. I was taking zoloft and I still felt the anxiety so my doctor prescribed cymbalta and it took about a week 2 actually kick in and when it did I felt it and loved it and would recommend this medication to those who are trying to find a way to help them live there life with ease. It's not a cure but it is very helpful as long as you take it when you are supposed to. Cymbalta is the best. Thanks."
KIWI85 December 21, 2008
107 users found this comment helpful.
"I took Cymbalta for 3 months and it worked great. Then over time it didn't work as well and I quit. I hit rock bottom."
rosspaige2007 November 19, 2008
21 users found this comment helpful.
"Have been on cymbalta for a little over 3 months. It has changed my life for the better. My anxiety had gotten to the point that I was hiding in the restroom at work during episodes almost everyday. I am able to communicate what I am thinking more clearly. I don't break out in a sweat if something isn't going the way I think it should. I feel like myself before the panic/anxiety attacks started several years ago. I was dieting when I started taking cymbalta and lost more weight than I had been averaging. Didn't have as much appetite as usual, which wasn't a bad thing. The irritability is gone and I am a lot more pleasant to be around. I am me again."
Anonymous August 30, 2008
171 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been taking Cymbalta for anxiety and dysthymia for 3 months. It is the best medication I have tried in 10 years of treatment. No weight gain, not as lethargic, and my attitude has been much better towards life in general. Right now I am on 60mg a day. I'm not sure if I can go up from here but even if I don't, the way I feel now is better than anything else I have tried including prozac, lexapro, welbutrin and several others. I do have some dry mouth and sweating but it is tolerable."
Anonymous August 10, 2008
75 users found this comment helpful.
"I was on Cymbalta for two years. I had no side effects and it worked really well for my anxiety. I had no sexual side effects which was great. I decided to go off of it thinking that I didn't need it anymore. I thought that I tapered it by taking 20mg for a month. Once I started taking 20mg every other day it was like experiencing the withdrawal symptoms over again each time. I finally just stopped taking it and had awful withdrawal symptoms.- more monitoring would have helped."
Anonymous June 20, 2008
107 users found this comment helpful.
"I haven't felt this good since childhood. So thankful they make this drug to help with my chronic anxiety. My entire outlook has changed, as well as my concentration."
roolu April 24, 2008
138 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on this medication for 1.5yrs & it has been GREAT! Was on Paxil for 3 yrs prior to switching to Cymbalta. It worked in about 3 days and i havent had any abnormal feelings of anxiety since I started this med. I haven't had any side effects from taking it. I had experienced some weight gain from Paxil, but none on Cymbalta. The only thing is that if you miss a dose, your terrible headache will remind u that u forgot to take it! Other than that, it's been great."
Anonymous February 27, 2008
177 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Cymbolta for 8 weeks, I suffer from medical anxiety. I have not felt this good in years. the first 2 weeks I did have a lot of side effects swetting, dizziness, insomnea, upset stomach, but after that I started feeling better. I have lost 20 lbs because I no longer feel hunger all the time. I feel like I did 20 years ago so much happier. I can't rave enough about it."
Kath E December 28, 2007
243 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm 29 & been on Cymbalta 1 week, prior to taking, couldnt sleep (4 hrs on average), panic attacks, acne break outs, hair falling out, highly stressed, now a little disoriented at times, loss of appetite (not a bad thing), great sleep(much needed) and Im much calmer. The doctor wants to add Wellbutrin in 30 days but I am not going that route. I am very pleased with the direction we are going in now it is just taking some time to adjust to the side effects and new routine of actually resting!!"
xxoolostooxx November 18, 2007
165 users found this comment helpful.
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