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Prozac Or Cymbalta

Prozac Or Cymbalta

I have been in prozac for many years, Dr offered cymbalta but i am leary of changing my meds..does anyone have any experience w/ prozac vs cymbalta

over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I'm in a similar situation with Effexor and Cymbalta. Been on the Effexor for over 10 years and don't know if its helping anymore. My doctor would like to switch me to Cymbalta to see if just changing things helps. I'm all for the switch and have already decreased my dose of Effexor in half without noticing any serious side effects. I know I've missed a couple days in the passed and have not felt well/gone though withdrawals, but my doctor has a plan to gradually add the Cymbalta. Now we just have to wait for insurance to authorize it. I personally had a terrible experience with Prozac and as a result can't take any of the SSRI type meds.

over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Cymbal ta is a far more modern medication with very calming results. Cymbal ta has fewer side effects than much older antidepressants

over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Thanks so much for telling me..i have been in prozac for years and my psychiatrist tried to put me on cymbalta but i said no..i have no side effects with prozac..she said cymbalta would help more for pain

over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Prozac is longer half life, but pretty much the same thing as Cymbalta. Cymbalta is a night mare drug. It took me a full year of extremely slow and steady weening to taper off of it. I had to go through an out of state compounding pharmacist because no one around me knew how to help me get off of it. It had severe side effects and was even worse trying to come off of it. The side effects came on very slowly and I had what they call a “honey moon” phase when I first started the drug. Theres a support group specifically for the drug, and the last time I looked at the group, many of the members were involved in a class action law suit. I highly advise against anyone taking it.

over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I had both. Watch out for Cymbalta side effects. I had to get out of it.

over 4 years ago

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