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Coming off Zoloft, starting Cymbalta

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Hey all,

I'm new here, really glad to have found these forums.

I've been on Zoloft for anxiety for the past 10 months or so. I eventually worked my way up to 200 mg, and after every increase in dose I felt better but then the effects would seem dulled (though I certainly felt a lot better than not being on it). My psychiatrist recommended that I try Cymbalta, so he tapered off the Zoloft (50 mg less every week) and once I got down to 50 mg recommended that I take 30 mg of Cymbalta.

I've been taking 30 mg for the past 4 days now, and I feel terrible. I'm frequented by thoughts of dread and hopelessness, which I understand are just elements of the drug / my disorder, but are unpleasant nonetheless. Does this get better on the Cymbalta or no? I'm wondering if this might just be a transitional hiccup caused by taking such a low dose of Zoloft when the Cymbalta possibly hasn't kicked yet. I'm calling my doctor tomorrow, but I thought I'd check and see if anyone else has had a similar experience. From what I can tell Cymbalta is either viewed as a miracle drug or a devil's root, and I guess it just depends on the person, but yeah, I was just wondering if anyone else had the experience of a hiccup or a discontinuity when transitioning between Zoloft and Cymbalta.

Thanks all,


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