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    Old 03-10-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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    Angry cymbalta wellbutrin & lexapro

    ok, i flipped today. total rapid cycling. crying hysterical one minute, screaming like a lunatic at the top of my lungs the next. went to the doctor to tell him i havent been taking my meds because they are no longer working, he added cymbalta and kept me on wellbutrin and lexapro but cut those dosages in half. i really dont think having me on 3 different anti depressants is going to help with the mania and rage...anyone have any suggestions as to what i should tell my doctor in 3 weeks when i go see him again? i have a 1 and a half year old and i work 2 jobs 6 days a week i cant afford to be flipping out for no reason, i need some kind of anti psychotic or something to help with the rage. once again anything from anyone is greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Old 03-10-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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    Wow, that is a lot of antidepressant. Where's the mood stabilizer? If you've started this cycling and rage when you began the Cymbalta....antidepressants can provoke mania.

    I'd call him now, not wait 3 weeks, and ask about a mood stabilizer. Cymbalta is an SSRI, I think, and they really instigate mania sometimes.

    I don't know what his reasoning is, I'm sure he thinks he's doing the right thing for you. But can you get a consult with another doctor? At least, that's what I would do, in a hurry.

    When I was not taking Lamictal and just SSRI''s and Wellbutrin, I was a complete mess.

    Keep us posted, okay?



    Old 03-10-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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    Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? If so, I can't believe that your doctor would put you on all those antidepressants. It could cause you to become manic. If you have bipolar you need a mood stabilizer. You may not need an antipsychotic if you do not have psychosis. But a mood stabilizer is a must for people with bipolar disorder.

    I hope you feel better soon and do call your pdoc if you become manic.

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