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I've just been recently prescribed Duloxetine for the second time in my life.
The first time I took this drug was Feburary of 2014 for depression/anxiety. I remember thinking this drug was too good to be true because I had minimal side effects. I remember feeling a little off, but also wired when I first took it back then. Almost like my brain was waking up in a sense.
I stopped taking it becuase the drug helped me immensely and I felt so good, I thought I didn't need. This was a mistake obviously. I stopped taking it in June of 2015.
As soon as that following August/September, I slowly felt the anxiety come back. And then depression followed coupled with more anxiety.
I know I need to go back on something and went to see another doctor recently and told her this drug worked for me in the past. I can't go see the same doctor becuase I moved and live too far away from her. I took Duloxetine again for the first time in 11 months a week and a half ago and felt the crushing side effects of the drugs.
I took the drug with dinner and woke up around 2 in the morning, extremely nauseous. I went back to sleep but woke up in the morning and vomited alot. I also experienced shaking, coldness, shooting feelings up and down my spine, extreme anxiety, and very spacey. I didn't go into work becuase I knew I wouldn't be able to make it through the day let alone operate a vehicle in that state.
I took it again the following day and felt even worse.
I stopped taking it after that and then experienced what I think may have been withdrawal symptoms becuase I did not feel right for a few days.
I'm at a loss here, I don't know why my body is rejecting this drug now when I need it.
It worked so well before and I can't wrap my head around it. I just want to know why it's not working or what reasons it could be. Is it becuase my brain/body has adjusted to the drug? I don't understand.
My doctor wants to put me on Prozac and I'm anxious about trying new drugs because I've had such awful experiences on different SSRIs like Citalopram and Lexapro and now Cymbalta.
I don't know what to do and want to know if there is any way I can take this drug again or if I can do anything. I know that if a drug doesn't work, it just doesn't work but maybe I'm missing something here.
Any help is welcome.
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