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What time do you take your Cymbalta?

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I take mine in the morning around 6am.

I am wondering what others do and how it is better for them at the time they take it.  Since uping my Cymbalta to 60mg and taking 200mg of Lamictal in the morning I have been experiencing some nausea first thing in the morning about 30 minutes after taking my med's...

PM might be better -- I am interested in your opinions :)

Thanks!

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I've taken mine both in the am and pm and haven't really noticed a difference.  I had nausea and major dry mouth for the first few weeks but both went away

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Usually in the am.  I tried to take it at night when I first got on it, and wasn't able to sleep for hours.

I had the nausea thing to for about a week.

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I try to take my 60mg of Cymbalta between 5:00am-6:00am... I notice it starts to kick in around 8 or shortly after that  :p

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I have just had a pdoc appt and last month we increased to 60mg.  For the last month I have had horrible sleep patterns...Go to bed up in 2 hours then toss and turn for 2-3 and I either get up or I watch tv for a while and try again until 530.  She told me to change it to AM's and for me that is at 530-600.  I am doing that now and hoping for sleep soon.  

I have read take benadryl or klonopin (both of which I have) to help the sleep but so far I have only taken a OTC a couple of times and it hardly worked...

I know it is temporary that is why we didnt go script for sleep...I just would like 1 night in 3 that is a good nights sleep for now...

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I had bad insomnia way before I started antidepressants... Anyways.. ask your doctor about Desyrel (Trazodone is the chemical name).. it's a antidepressant that you take before bed and it induces sleep.. it's not suppose to be addictive. It helps a ton with anxiety and panic disorder the next day also.

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I have a pain disorder and wake up after about an hours' sleep for 2hrs.  I may ask my doc for something like this, myself.  I'm tired of being so tired....   :hearts:

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I have been taking mine at dinner and have noticed some headaches just before bed.

Swede

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Are you still having the headaches, Swede?  I'm beginning to wonder if mine are tension or frome ad's..  Seems like depression has been one big headache for me.  It never goes away for longer than a day or two.  I just had a physical, so It's not from a medical problem.

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The headaches have greatly diminished.  I have been bothered most with dizzieness periods. Most of mine were upon rising from the seated position a condition that my nurse daughter calls postural hypotension.  That too has subsided.  

Swede

And yes, depression can be a plain olde headache as well as a heartache.

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You got that right. Do you think they'll ever make an antidepressant that restores you to your former self: maybe a few years younger and richer, lol?!

 Sometimes I think we're expecting too much, but the headache needs to go.

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