SRS So I'm on day 5 of my depression meds

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  1. Trickypants

    Trickypants OT Supporter

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    I avoided it for about ten years, but finally got prescribed Cymbalta last week.

    It seems to have affected me somewhat already. This weekend I was home alone and somewhat bored, but had no desire to drink. Normally I would fight with myself back and forth about getting and finishing a 12 pack before finally just doing it and getting housed.

    I even had beer around and didn't want any. Never even occurred to me to drink. Now that could just be that I go through phases of not wanting to drink, but last night was at a friends house and had a few beers and was fine.

    I think more it's about not feeling the need/desire to drink alone to excess. Now I know these kinds of pills take awhile to get functional in your system so it might be psychosomatic, but still, things just don't seem to be bugging me as much. :hs:
     
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    good luck with your meds. if you have any side effects that you dont like be sure to tell your doctor!
     
  3. Ladybug

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    It's really good to hear when people get some success out of them, it's comforting. :hug:
     
  4. Trickypants

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    The only one I've had (thus far) is some drowsiness, which I wasn't a fan of seeing as I had that when depressed. :o

    Fortunately that seems to be fading a bit as I didn't sleep much last night and I feel quite wide awake today. I'm still on the samples right now and will keep an eye on it before I fill the prescription next week.
     
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    Upped to 60mg today after a week on the 30mg Cymbalta.

    Now we see if there are any additional side effects. :hs:
     
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    if your meds still make you drowsy, take them before you go to bed.
     
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    I'm not a fan of depression/anxiety meds because you can become dependent on them.
     
  8. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Don't judge it yet. The effects will vary until the medication reaches a steady state in your body. Give it a few weeks at the minimum, ideally one to two months before making decisions.
     
  9. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I depend on meds like a paralyzed person depends on their wheelchair. Without them, I ain't going anywhere.
     
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    lol great analogy
     
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    If you get bad side effects consider 5-HTP. many people don't react well to SSRI's or in your case SSNRI's because they have low levels of seratonin to begin with so the drugs don't help. 5-HTP inceases the seratin levels.

    Maybe ask your doc to try both. Lower the Cymbalta and add 5-HTP. You don't want a seratonin overdose.
     

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