My Prozac quit working on me, and I was having major anxiety, so my psychiatrist switched me to Cymbalta about 2 1/2 weeks ago. She also said during the transition time I would need to use my Klonopin some. Well, I have been using it very sparingly and everything is going better so far-or was until last night. Last night I woke up with all the symptoms of a panic attack-I took the Klonopin immediately, and it never developed into a full blown panic attack, but I am just wondering-is this expected since I've only been on Cymbalta 2 1/2 weeks or does it mean it is not working.
The reason they put me on Cymbalta was because before the Prozac I had a good reaction to Effexor XR, which my psychiatrist said is very similar to Cymbalta-until Effexor went generic and my insurance refused to pay for Effexor XR. The generic Effexor did not work for me at all.