Lately I’ve been struggling more with my depression and insomnia. For some reason I am feeling super down and sleep has been non existent. I can’t shake these feelings because I’m not even sure what it is I am feeling. It’s like sadness meets loneliness who married sleepy and had a baby named anxious. I took a trip back to see the doc and she wants to change my current meds along with adding cymbalta. I wasn’t too sure what exactly cymbalta was, so I looked it up and this is what I found:
What is Cymbalta?
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. It is also used to treat general anxiety disorder in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.
Cymbalta is also used in adults to treat fibromyalgia (a chronic pain disorder), or chronic muscle or joint pain (such as low back pain and osteoarthritis pain).
Cymbalta is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in adults with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy).
I don’t know if I even want to try this new medication until I can learn more about it and its side affects. So, I turn to you and ask if any of you have had any experience with cymbalta, or maybe you know someone who has and if you can possibly shed some light on the results. Any information is helpful. I just don’t want to be dependent on any drug but if I can’t seem to help myself, then, maybe I have no choice. Thank you in advance.