I Take Cymbalta

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    Being awake at 6 am after a night out

    until 2 am. Got to love these side effects... The muscle in my troat is contracting again with waves of pain so much that it woke me up. Sometimes I really do loose hope and my positive thinking attitude. Guess I'll go watch some tv. No point in trying to sleep now.
    Kimmy159 Kimmy159
    22-25, F
    Mar 26

    Im starting Cymbalta soon Was on

    lexapro Been hearing missed views on Cymbalta
    Browneyed39 Browneyed39
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    Still Depressed

    i take cymbalta but am still clinically depressed. i wish there were some good psychiatrists around here that take my insurance. i see a family doctor for the cymbalta and he is not a psych medicine expert. rats! not happy about this. would like to be properly medicated. try to...
    tm3245 tm3245
    51-55
    1 Response May 23, 2009

    About 2 Weeks

    I've been on Cymbalta for about 2 weeks now. I really believe it's starting to work. I feel a lot less on edge. My husband even commented on it. We are having a VERY difficult week. And he says I don't seem near as stressed as I usually am.
    JustMyExperience JustMyExperience
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2012

    I've been on and off Cymbalta

    for about 2 years now. When I first started taking it, I had the feeling that the side-effects were much less than they when I restarted it a couple of months ago. I'm not sure if the doctor changed the dose over time cause I didn't exactly pay attention to it back then or if...
    Kimmy159 Kimmy159
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    Day 2

    I just started taking Cymbalta 2 days ago for my anxiety, and panic attacks. I'm very skeptical about it. I hate the thought of taking such a medicine every day. But I think it will be worth it if it works. Yesterday (day 1) I was super sick within 4 hours of taking it. Today I...
    JustMyExperience JustMyExperience
    26-30, F
    Jul 19, 2012

    trying to quit. heard tell of "brain zaps"

    and was not quite sure what that entailed. well i have found out. the feeling like your brain is like a digital TV signal that is interrupted. all pixelated and distorted. i don't care tho. I'm done taking all this crap. a pill to sleep and a pill to wake up. a pill to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Mar 31

    I am on day 3 getting off of cymbalta cold

    turkey, let me tell you it is hell. Although the drug does work I urge all of you to do a sh!t ton of research before taking this drug! I have only been on it for 5 months and I am going through hell getting off. Doctors won't tell you how terrible this drug is! Please read up...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    The Side Effects Are A Bugger...

    ...but so far it's been worth it.  I was on Lexapro before Cymbalta and it wasn't as good.  Towards the end of the Lexapro I was getting extreme mood swings and getting more and more depressed.  I was hearing voices too, that was trippy.  I went cold...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    I've been taking Cymbalta

    for several years and Lexapro before that. All was mostly okay until I ran out four days ago. I wont have the money to visit a doctor and get a new script for another three days. I'm not sure what's been more in intense so far: the physical effects of unintentionally going...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    Oct 6, 2014

    Okayness Of Day 6

    Ok. So I just took my 6th pill. Is it me or do they sound funny going down? Like a little rattle sound? Haha. Anywho, since day 3 or 4 I've felt better. at least for part of the day. I just lost my best friends dog on Saturday. I was really upset. But I didn't feel the panic...
    JustMyExperience JustMyExperience
    26-30, F
    Jul 23, 2012

    Just Started Cymbalta

    I was just taken off zoloft, which seemed to work well for 11 years. Doctor says this happens sometimes, that even an effective med simply stops working. Well, I am at 60 mgs of cymbalta and am fairly hopeful about this new med. My depression gets so bad it is hard just to...
    unfulfilled11 unfulfilled11
    36-40, M
    Apr 8, 2011

    Just Took My 3rd Dose Of 60mg

    I started Cymbalta 2 days ago. I suffer from a combination of anxiety/panic, agoraphobia, depression, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, ADD, and fibromyalgia. I also suffer from an eating disorder and have been known to be a self-injurer. The doctor prescribed Cymbalta...
    melgrrl melgrrl
    31-35, F
    Sep 6, 2012

    Vivid Dreams

    I started taking Cymbalta for fibro. In my opinion it does not work. i was very depressed at the time and I am better, but I feel I may have been depressed because I was not using my estrogen patches as I had just had a total hysterectomy. I just forgot and I KNOW that can effect...
    Terrydarlene Terrydarlene
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 5, 2012

    When is the best time of day to take 60mg?

    I'm into around week 8, and tbh in conjunction with sertraline I am doing brilliant. However, it's nearly 2am and despite not wanting to get up this morning (tired) and being tired all day I am currently wide awake. I currently take on a morning but haven't managed to find any...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79
    36-40, F
    May 13, 2014
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