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Bipolar Disorder board

Hi !
I have been on cymbalta for about 2 months now. The first few weeks were not a picnic. ( I had quit all meds three weeks prior to starting cymbalta, under my docs supervision of course ) my moods are fine, I do have a bit of overwhelming anxiety on occasion, but I am trying to learn to be proactive about keeping attacks at bay, I also will use xanax, usually .5 mg will keep me from freaking out, so i can stay at my job or not call in sick. If i take a xanax it will last all day, i dont have to keep taking it all day. I took too much one time and I felt too tired to even sit up. I have to talk to "high end " clients all day so I gotta stay awake !! I must say I am happy with cymbalta, but i am aware that I need to keep working on the way I interperate things also. I take 60 mg of cymbalta daily, am a 32 y/o male. I can say that i do not have any problems sleeping, I used to take anywhere fron 25 to 150 mg of trazodone for falling asleep. Now I sleep 7-8 hours every night. take care !