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Yes,
I am on the maximum dose of cymbalta (120 mg). My sleep has gotten better since on this med or at least i don't feel as tired. I am also on a very low dose of lithium (300 mg) as a mood stabalizer-this med helps me fall to sleep (which I've never had much of a problem with anyhow) but I am not sure if it effects my sleep or not. I was on both of these meds at the time of the sleep test. My doctor tried requip to see if I may have restless leg syndrome-it only kept me up during the night, i didn't think I had it anyhow...I go back to my pyschiatrist on the 22.

TonyaM
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Yes,
I am on the maximum dose of cymbalta (120 mg). My sleep has gotten better since on this med or at least i don't feel as tired. I am also on a very low dose of lithium (300 mg) as a mood stabalizer-this med helps me fall to sleep (which I've never had much of a problem with anyhow) but I am not sure if it effects my sleep or not. I was on both of these meds at the time of the sleep test. My doctor tried requip to see if I may have restless leg syndrome-it only kept me up during the night, i didn't think I had it anyhow...I go back to my pyschiatrist on the 22.

TonyaM


Well I don't know much about the lithium but I do know that most antidepressants like Cymbalta and such mess with REM sleep and have sleep disorders/insomnia as side effects so there could be a connection there.

Serotonin is involved in REM sleep, higher during this stage, it's a vasoconstrictor and pre-cursor to adrenaline. Norepinephrine is basically adrenaline. This might account for the lack of tiredness when you take the Cymbalta since it's a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake drug. But also, adrenaline can be implicated in insomnia/sleep disorder, panic attacks, anxiety disorder and nervous system problems (such as restless legs also I assume).