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From Sertraline to cymbalta

(32 Posts)
AnxietySertraline Fri 01-Jul-16 13:25:19

Tried Sertraline 3 weeks but didnt work for me. Now startet cymbalta. Anyone doing the same?

Attheendofmytether1 Fri 01-Jul-16 13:53:41

I'm on Cymbalta 90mg.
It keeps you on an even keel but be careful of the side effects. Brain zaps, vertigo and nausea are quite common. I had no idea until I started researching.
I was advised it was the new wonder drug and I even took advice from the GPs on the Pratice I work in.
I have been on it for four years and still get side effects.
Be careful and good luck.

Attheendofmytether1 Fri 01-Jul-16 13:54:12

Oh and it can also take a month or so for you to feel the full benefit of itZ

AnxietySertraline Fri 01-Jul-16 14:49:13

I have tried cymbalta before but have never gone directly from Sertraline to cymbalta... Dont know if I should expect sideeffects or not with the change in meds...

AnxietySertraline Fri 01-Jul-16 21:06:52

So far no sideeffect smile

AnxietySertraline Sat 02-Jul-16 21:54:47

Day 2 with 30 mg. Some anxiety and jittery feeling. Oxapax helps but makes me tired...

AnxietySertraline Sun 03-Jul-16 21:35:53

Day 3 - now on 60 mg - really tired - but take oxapax twice a day as well...

AnxietySertraline Mon 04-Jul-16 21:52:45

Day 4 - 60 mg - a bit of a headache and still tired. But eating better than while taking Sertraline (lots of nausea)...

Anonymouses Mon 04-Jul-16 22:27:52

I did well on it and side effects weren't too bad and faded after about a month. Hope it works for you.

AnxietySertraline Tue 05-Jul-16 15:21:56

Day 5 - 60 mg - tomorrow they are upping me to 90 mg

AnxietySertraline Wed 06-Jul-16 11:05:20

Day 6 - now on 90 mg cymbalta.

AnxietySertraline Wed 06-Jul-16 11:28:01

Took the 90 mg 6 hours ago feeling okish

AnxietySertraline Wed 06-Jul-16 11:28:14


AnxietySertraline Wed 06-Jul-16 21:46:23

Still feel ok

AnxietySertraline Thu 07-Jul-16 10:14:33

Day 7 - 90 mg - feeling ok - tired - but that might be the benzos. Have had some small headaches but feeling ok.

AnxietySertraline Fri 08-Jul-16 12:39:18

Day 8 - 90 mg - same as yesterday smile

AnxietySertraline Sat 09-Jul-16 08:08:50

Day 9 - 90 mg - still not able to sleep through the night even with sleeping pills. Had a migrane yesterday - but think it is linked to my period and not cymbalta... My overthinking seems to have slowed down some...

AnxietySertraline Sat 09-Jul-16 19:43:59

Feeling ok again today. No migrane.

AnxietySertraline Sun 10-Jul-16 09:45:59

Day 10 - 90 mg - had a hard time falling asleep yesterday even with sleeping pill...
Have a headache today (medicine?)... And a bit of "nervous" energi feeling...

Tomo2020 Sun 10-Jul-16 16:37:02


My problem with Sertraline is I cannot ejaculate. I'm on 200gm .I'm so so frustrated . Please help.

AnxietySertraline Sun 10-Jul-16 17:05:08

Have you talked to your gp?

Tomo2020 Sun 10-Jul-16 17:39:55

Yes I have. They tell me there 's no tablet on the market that could help me.I find Sertraline very good so I little choice.

AnxietySertraline Sun 10-Jul-16 17:44:23

Sorry I can't help you. Maybe make a new thread? And ask. But I think it is mostly women here...

AnxietySertraline Mon 11-Jul-16 07:32:27

Day 11 - 90 mg - stillvery tired - some anxiousness and feeling a bit sad... Hope it gets better soon...

AnxietySertraline Tue 12-Jul-16 09:42:27

Day 12 - 90 mg - still tired - not sleeping well - take sleeping pill but wake up really early and can't sleep very good after that. Some headache. Some anxiety and increasing when not taken benzos. Mostly in bed still.

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