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My doctor prescribed this for my Generalized Anxiety. Was wondering if others have used it?

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Re: Cymbalta

I did briefly, and I (mostly) liked it. I was more social, at least it seemed.

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I did briefly, and I (mostly) liked it. I was more social, at least it seemed.
im guessing you ran out of money or ran out of insurance?

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Re: Cymbalta

I was on Cymbalta for depression, although I had anxiety. Cymbalta may have worked a tiny bit on my anxiety, but I was still a nervous wreck. Others have had better results. I have since switched to Lexapro (which is better for my depression) and added Buspar for anxiety. No word on how effective buspar is, I just started taking it.

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I take cymbalta for anxiety/mild depression. It works for me, and really seems to keep my anxiety down.
What mg did the dr. start you on?
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I'm in a study and they just broke the blind and I was on the placebo, so I was upped to 90mg to see it that helps any. I hope it does!
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Re: Cymbalta

im on cymbalta now, and i used to be on lexapro.....i really dont know if this cymbalta is actually working for me though, all i really get is drowsy, but i still have my anxiety, no doubt....but ive only been back on it for like 3 days, so i guess i'll give it another week and a half to see what it really does.....

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It took awhile for it to get rid of my anxiety. I gave up on it several times, and kept going back to it. Now, the difference is amazing, for me anyways. I have heard coming off of it can be rough, but I guess I'll deal with that when the time comes.
It made me really tired at first, but now it doesn't at all.
What mg are you taking, bignate? I was unable to take the 60mg at first because it made me too shaky, so my dr. changed me to 30. I have stayed there for the last few months, and I think I can go back up to 60 now, if I need to. Going back down to 30 made a huge difference for me.
I am worried about weight gain. I haven't had any so far, and my appetite hasn't increased, but I am worried that it might from reading other people's experiences out there.
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im on the 30mg's....but i doubt ima gain weight, and if i do, i'll be kindof happy actually, cause i think im too little, well, for basketball at least.....but yea, im on 30 and im gonna get on the 60 here soon.....we'll see if they work.....

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Re: Cymbalta

I'm on 30 mg too. I read that there are only 3 different doses/mgs.: 20, 30, and 60. Is that true? Anyone who takes more ?

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