Cymbalta – See Related Topics

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant. Unlike an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), Cymbalta is a “dual-inhibitor” – working on both serotonin and norepinephrine transmitters that affect mood in the brain. In addition to depression, Cymbalta is frequently prescribed by medical providers for conditions such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic neuropathy, and pain associated with fibromyalgia.

Cymbalta takes close to a month for its effects to become fully effective. During this time, users are subjected to a series of unpleasant and possibly harmful side effects such as insomnia, hallucinations, worsening depression and even suicidal thoughts. Many times, users become very uncomfortable with these side effects and desire to stop using the drug entirely. This is cause for further concern as Cymbalta use should be tapered and quitting suddenly opens the user up to a new and more uncomfortable list of potential side effects. These include nausea, vomiting, headaches, pain, nightmare, night sweats, anxiety, tingling sensations, imbalance and lack of coordination. The fear of the discomfort associated with Cymbalta withdrawal sometimes leads people to continue use longer than they should because the experience is so unpleasant.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using Cymbalta or is reluctant to discontinue its use, help to break this cycle is available. To learn more, check out the related topics provided or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.

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Mixing Cymbalta with AlcoholOn its own, Cymbalta can lead to liver damage, so the risk increases significantly if using alcohol and the drug simultaneously.