Starting duloxetine next week, I am worried please could I have some happy stories please.

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Good morning. I am new here so hello all.

I am currently coming of sertraline ready to start duloxetine 30mg for on week and then up to 60mg. It to help with my anxiety and panic attacks, i have them mainly when i go to leave the house. After a horrendous 3 years and being a prisoner in my own home, due to agoraphobia. I was just wondering if anybody has any good stories and anything that might help to help me leave my home. I just want to go out and do normal things. Thank you for reading 💜💜

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    Hi Bonnie,

    I have taken Duloxetine for 6 months. I started with 20 mg and now on 90 mg. I take the med with food. I had side effects for 2 weeks when started or increased the med: food taste weird, pressure and dry eye, dry mouth, constipation and very tired. I still have dry mouth and constipation.

    After 6 weeks of 60 mg, I felt 60% better. The Duloxetine works very slow. I have been taking 0.25 mg of xanax 3 times/day to be able to go to work.

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      Hi, anxiety makes me not able to sleep. So, when I started Duloxetine, my doctor gave me Ambien 5 mg to sleep. It has been almost 7 months. I am still taking it 6 nights per week. I have not to take one night, so I take Xanax to calm me down, so I am able to sleep.

      My doctor said I don't need to stop Ambien now. The first thing I should try to stop is Xanax, but I am able to do it yet.

      Yes, I feel tired during the day, but I was more tired before I took Duloxetine. I have anxiety a lot all day. I think, anxiety makes me tired. I hope this mental illness to end soon.

      Are you taking Duloxetine, too?

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