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  1. I stopped cymbalta four days ago, and switched to lexapro, b/c of heart palpitations and increased BP. I was at 60 mg of cymbalta, then decreased to 30 mg, then to 20mg. I have been taking lexapro 20 mg. Not feeling at all well. Still having palpitations accompanied by flu-like aches and pains. I have depression and anxiety. It is difficult for me to know if the palps are anxiety-induced or cymbalta-related or something else.
  2. I am experiencing Cymbalta withdrawal. My physician switched me back to my original lexapro b/c I experienced heart palpitations and increased BP on Cymbalta. Well, I continue to have palpitations, feel lethargic, and have flu-like aches and pains. I went from 60 mg of Cymbalta to 30 mg, then switched to 20 mg of lexapro. I am just not myself at all. Very much out of sorts, too. I don't know if I can go back to work tomorrow. Have been off for four days since I switched meds. Are there any success stories out there from individuals who have switched out Cymbalta for another med?
  3. I just started cymbalta, switching from lexapro 20 mg. The doctor said to take 10 mg of lexapro while introducing the cymbalta at 30 mg for one week. Then I am to discontinue the lexapro and increase the cymbalta to 60 mg. Does this sound typical for switching out lexapro for cymbalta? I am on day two, but read so many negative posts online that I am beginning to worry. Are there any success stories about cymbalta?
  4. I have been severely depressed for the last several weeks. I take lexapro, abilify, xanax xr, and ambien cr. I feel very lethargic, unmotivated, and find going to work a burden. I want to stay in bed all day. Doing simple chores is daunting. I wonder if my depression is making me feel so poorly, or if my meds are. People at work are beginning to notice. I think I understand how you feel. I encourage you to see a psychiatrist if you have not already done so. Good luck to you.
  5. KS-I hope you are well. Tomorrow I start back to work full-time. I am feeling somewhat better, but still feel the fatigue of depression. I will think of your kind words when I start my day tomorrow. Thnx.
  6. I can relate to your situation. I, too, suffer from depression and GAD. It is sometimes difficult to start major chores, and to make decisions on a daily basis. Some days I cannot begin seemingly easy household tasks. I worry my day away, and feel safe inside my room. When the alarm goes off I dread starting the day and have no energy. I wish I had some encouraging words for you! Please know I am thinking of you.
  7. Has anyone experienced daily fatigue with SSRIs and/or Benzos? I'm trying to emerge from a major depressive episode. My primary care physician told me my blood panels showed evidence of viral infection which could explain my weakness and aches/pains. That was three weeks ago, and I still feel weak. I see my psychiatrist this week, and wonder if I should think about tapering my dose of xanax xr (2 mg).
  8. I am feeling better, but a bit uneasy. Thank you for asking. I have actually made it to the gym a few times, and feel better afterwards. I just feel safe inside my lonely room. I nearly dread the return to work. Perhaps slowly building up my endurance to what it once was will help. Take care all!
  9. Achelois- any better? I have to return to work in one week.
  10. I am struggling to climb out of a major depressive episode, and have posted a few times in other threads. I wonder how others manage to get themselves out of bed and into work. I am off for the summer, but must return to work in a couple of weeks. I've been isolated for the last several weeks, and every daily routine and chore feels exhausting. I am not an athlete, but used to stay fit by walking and going to the gym. The very idea of working out seems impossible to me right now. I know that feeling Tessar describes. I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. I used to look forward to waking up, getting ready for work, and being around others. What works for you all?
  11. It's good to hold onto that hope. Soon, you will be in the comfort of your own home with your loving wife. How wonderful to have a supportive spouse! I think you will feel better after talking with your physician and come up with a plan.
  12. Acerz- You made it. Yes, save your energy for tomorrow. It will be good to see your family. How lovely to have a supportive spouse. You can make a list of concerns to share with your doctor while on the plane. Thinking about you during this rough time.
  13. Achelois- I am thinking about you at this difficult time. I am middle-aged, but I know how it feels when parents do not affirm our worries, concerns, and fears. My depression and anxiety have roots in daddy wounds. My father dismisses my feelings to this day in his old age. I am trying to forgive him for something he doesn't "own," and it is difficult. My parents still don't think counseling, psychiatry, and meds are necessary. You do what you need to do to become well.
  14. Anyone here on Abilify? My doctor kicked my dosage up from 2 mg to 5 mg 3 weeks ago. I'm not feeling much better. How long should this med take to stabilize my mood? Still no word on lab work completed on Monday. Now I'm worried about that. I think I should call my psychiatrist again. Perhaps my lexapro isn't working anymore.
  15. Soon you will be able to have a talk with your physician, and in time this too shall pass. It is so difficult when we cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm sure you look forward to being in the comfort of your own home. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Do you go home tomorrow?
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