We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
I told her how I've been feeling and she said that since I was already on 40 mg of Prozac she really didn't think it would be a good idea to increase it. She switched me to Cymbalta 60 mg instead. Besides my depression/anxiety I also have a pinched nerve in my back that causes extreme pain down my leg and foot. She said the Cymbalta is actually indicated for depression/anxiety and pain so it could help me even more than the Prozac.
Here's to hoping it works. My only worry is that I took Effexor XR before and I LOVED it! It gave me so much energy but after about 3 months it also greatly increased my anxiety to the point that I was in tears all the time. I'm hoping the Cymbalta won't do that.
Don't get discouraged, but it may take up to 4 to 6 wks to feel the full effects! Although I find when I start a new medication, I start feeling a little better after like 2 weeks.
oh, and just a personal story/warning: I had been on Wellbutrin for about 5 years, and things happened with my doctor and insurance and all that, so I was off of it for about 3 months. Well, when I started taking it again, my depression actually worsened =( So.. if that happens, let your doctor know... but don't stop taking it (unless that is what she suggests). It will get better!!!
Last edited by k1210; October 21st, 2010 at 03:08 PM.