Don't know if Cymbalta is right for me!!

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I stared cymbalta 30 mg Aug 5 & was increased to 60 mg Sept 30,2016.

Since starting I have NO motivation, energy & memory loss. I don't know if this antidepression is right for me? I am seeing a (APN) specialising in Psychiatric Evaluations Medications Monitoring. I spoke to her & she seems to have deaf ears on my concerns. What should I do????

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    Hi linda

    First of all I'm sorry you are having problems/side effects its hard enough going through health issues without the treatment adding to how unwell you are feeling.

    I'm looking at this at the moment as my mum is on it for chronic pain caused by diabetic neuropathy and has some side effects with no appetite being the immediate worry.

    I think if I were you I would ask a friend or family member to accompany me at the appointment so less chance of being fobbed off.

    Let us know...

    Take care


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      I too have no appetite & this worries me also.

      She wanted to give me Mirtazapine to increase my appetite, I don't want to be on so many meds so I refused her offer.

    • Posted

      I was on it for 5 days an lost my appetite not fun also made my skin burn like icy hot
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      What did u go on after Cymbalta looking for advise????

      What ever your on now is it helping with depression & with less side effects? My blood pressure is high because of the cymbalta & when I told the pych dr she said to talk to my pcp & I did & she increased it but it is still high.

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      I have trigeminal neuralgia i was taking it for pain i went back on Trileptal an gabapentin but both are losing effectiveness on my pain so i may go back on Cymbalta or tegretol hope you find relief
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      I don't have pain issues just depresssion & anxitey!!

      I wish I knew the best depression med to use?

      With less side effects & that will help.

      I know all depression meds have side effects & would deal with them if they helped mydepression & anxitey

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      I don't know im just looking for meds to help with trigeminal neuralgia is constantly hurting unbelievably with no remorse

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      I'm so very sorry for what your going though!!

      I hope u find the correct meds to help u!

      Good Luck, Linda

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