I have depression and anxiety! Need some support!

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on 60 mil of cymbalta! Been on for three weeks with little success! Can anyone comment on their experiences?

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    Hi Wilb, it should have started to kick in now. I have just started 60mg Duloxetine yesterday, last year was on the brand name Cymbalta for a year and it really helped. Which are you on? I am going back to gp tomorrow for 30mg as feel really sleepy on this dose, I'll work my way up on them. Also going to ask for the brand Cymbalta. What do you take it for? I take it for fibromyalgia and depression. It is a really good drug.

    Michelle

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      Hi Michelle!

      thanks for your comments! I am taking 60 mil of cymbalta! Started at 30 for a week and the GP uped dosage to 60! I think it maybe working some but not quite fast enough! ! I had been on Lexapro 10 mil for 10yrs and boy it did the job! However my doc thought that it probably had pooped out so we tried different meds! Prozac was terrible! Sincerely hope cymbalta is a success!

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      Stick with it Wilb, if things don't improve go back to gp. I've only been back on it two days and my energy levels have risen, not my mood yet, will take a few weeks for that. Feel sickly and anxious so like I said will ask to reduce to thirties. Hope you are feeling the benefits soon, and that goes for everyone on here as well ??

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    Hi wilb

    I am now into week 7. I started on 20mg per day for 4 weeks to get it into my system slower! I am now taking 30mg per day taken in the morning. I am starting yo feel the benefits now!! As Michelle said it should be starting to work, but everyone's different I suppose. I found I couldn't tolerate 60 mg.

    I have ME/CFC depression/anxiety and find it's starting to do the job.

    Garry

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      Hello. I was wondering why you couldn't take 60mg? I mean what symptoms? Did you or have you experienced wt gain or high blood pressure? Changes in any bloodwork? Reason is my Dad has gained ton of wt an eats all time .His red blood cells are high to.

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      Hi Wilb

      Made me very sleepy with nausea and agitation!! If find 30 mg per day the right dose for me. It was my rheumatologist who said start with 30 mg per day then up to 60 mg if you can tolerate it. But everyone's different as I said. Tbh I haven't had any real side effects so far that have been troublesome.

      Garry smile

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      Hi Wilb

      I'm now in week 7. I would say around week 5/6 started to more like myself so far so good. With the depression I was getting overwhelming feeling of emotion kind of teary without the tears along with many other symptoms! I have been on and off anti depressants for years, but with Cymbalta I have had the least side effects. So stick with it Wilb. How long have you been taking it? Starting on 20 mg per day building up to 30 mg per day. I don't really want to go upto 60 mg per day.

      Garry??

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    Hi! I was on 30mg of Duloxetin for 2 wks then up to 60mg for another 4wks. Stopped due to my blood pressure was rising. I don't usually have it. It did help alot with fibromyalgia pains an I dont think I took it long enough to help with anxiety and depression. Usually antidepressants can take 4-6 wks to start working. Some 8wks (prozac-horrible for me!) I may get back on Cymbalta. I was under a huge amount of stress at the time. No real side effects like Zoloft or Prozac. My Dad has been on 30mg for almost 2 yrs (81yrs old) for osteoarthritis pain. It has cut it down 70%. But he has gained wt. Goodluck

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