How long????????????????

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I am on my second week of cymbalta and I am not feeling any different. I am thinking it's the rain...just have the most difficult time getting out of bed in the morning, no matter how much sleep I get! I am constantly tired and weak - all I want to do is sleep. I'm not particularly sad and my stress levels are no more than usual, I almost feel like I'm flat, indifferent. If one of my friends or family tells me something that may be upsetting, I feel it for a minute or so and then I don't.

    Either it hasn't kicked in yet or the rainy gray days are really starting to get to me. I am thinking of hitting up the tanning salon at this point!

    On the up side, I increased my magnesium intake and the cramping pain in my legs and feet has decreased. I am so thankful. I wonder how magnesium deficient I was. It was really horrible pain and now it's almost gone! Yeah.

     
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Jo,

    It took me almost a month to feel any difference on the cymbalta. My doctor has me taking it at bedtime to counteract the fatigue.

    Keep us updated.
     
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It does take about a month for AD's to kick in but that flat effect can be a side effect that you need to watch. I was put on prozac years and years ago and I felt like I was wearing a plastic mask. Horrible feeling.

    The crushing fatigue is one of the classic symptoms of fibro. I really dont know how to combat it. You may want to ask the doctor about something called provigil. Some people use that.
     
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    This is good to know - I'm off to see the doctor today to see if there are herbs and diet changes I can instill in myself before I haul off and kill someone from PMDD - or maybe it's just depression - but in any event I'm off. (and don't you say Oh we knew you were off Star)

    I don't know about Cymbalta because I took Zoloft and Paxil XR. Paxil XR was great and works well until you try to go off of it. NEVER again. Zoloft made me have suicidal idealizations. (Fun) So I wish you the best. The Zoloft made me feel better in 2 days...The Paxil was almost immediate.

    Hope you feel better.
     
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm glad the magnesium is taking care of the pain. Did the docs check your thyroid levels and do a complete blood workup?
     
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Janet is right about the flat affect. Keep an eye on that.
     
  7. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Thanks ladies,

    Loth, yes they did a full blood workup. I will ask the Dr is she checked my thyroid - she usually does.

    For now, I will wait it out I guess.
     
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