I started on Cymbalta about 2 months ago, and find your posting about the effects to be pretty accurate to what I am going thru, barring the missing or stopping of the dosage. I started at 20mg for a week, then to 40mg for about 2 weeks, then to 60mg for about a month, and now on 80mg for about 2 weeks. I normally drink a large cup of coffee in the morning and am pretty jittery for the next 3 to 4 hours. But am pretty focus'd. Can't say my zest for life is high but its not as bad. The 3pm tiredness is like clockwork.. I appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing how this progresses and hopefully your recovery.
Thanks for your diary.. I started on Cymbalta about 2 months ago, and have pretty much did everything you have, from searching websites, to trying to find a diet that will minimize the gas. Kind of how I found your site. I have found that my daily cup of coffee, seriously gives me the gitters for about 3 to 4 hours, and that the 3pm tiredness is like clockwork. I started on 20mg for a week, then went up to 40mg, for 2 weeks, then up to 60mg for about a month, and now on 80mg. My side effects are a lot of sweating especially when going to the gym. Kind of like that, though cause it makes it look like I'm really working hard. Gas.. which I'm trying to figure out a good diet that will minimize that... farting on my partner all night long... and the gitters which, i found was from the coffee. taking smaller cups of coffee, hoping to minimize that. My focus is a lot better, my modivation to do work.. well hasn't improved.. my zest for life, isn't much improved, social interactions, just try to avoid them but am a bit better when in them. I actual talk.. Went thru a lot of what you have, in searching the web, with regards to the Groups and coming off the cymbalta, which damn.. bit concerning.. but seeing I'm not having that many side effects hoping that will not be the case. My doctor and I are looking at a dosage of 120mg... as a target. I personally think I would do better on cocaine.. but that has some legal issues.. but when I've do it in the past makes me feel the most "normal". I look forward to your future blogs, and hopefully a cure for the depression. Thanks again for the blog. Bill
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