Re: To Tonya M
Yeah, I am on cymbalta now and doing wonderful. For the first three days, I had a little trouble sleeping, felt kinda wierd, and had hardly any appetite (which is good for me because I used to eat way to much). Now, my appetite is under control and what I would consider normal. The side effects weren't that bad at all, but after three days I thought about giving up on them. Luckily, I made the decision to stick with cymbalta and gradually I got better and better. If I accidently miss a dose even one day, I start showing signs of how I used to be depressed (abnormal behavior, crying, etc.). I also took lexapro for a good six months, and sometimes I thought it was slightly working but as I look back I realize it wasn't doing much at all. Also, effexor works on the same two chemicals in your brain as cymbalta, but when I took effexor I cried horribly, uncontrollably, and even went to the hospital. Kinda weird. I push for cymbalta since it works for me, but I guess you have to give any medication time to see if it works. One more thing, I am on a low dose of lithium to even things out with the cymbalta. Lithium is given to some bipolar people. Whether I am bipolar or not remains a question, but it COULD be the reason why cymbalta is working and effexor didn't, because I was not on lithium with effexor. However, I do not think that is the case. Please keep me updated, I like to help in any way I can. I was so depressed/ stressed that I had to quit my job, drop out of college, and get on Social Security just to survive. Now, I am hoping to get back to college soon and looking forward to doing things again. Also, I noticed that when I tried to go out to clubs/ bars like "normal" people my age, I got even more depressed. When I started sticking to doing what I needed to do for myself I began to get better as well. I even had to "drop" some so-called friends because I am very influential and they encouraged me to make some bad decisions. Hope to hear from you soon.