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If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 6th 2010, 05:42 AM

I'm 19 and I've been taking Cymbalta for about two months now. Recently, I've noticed that thoughts of suicide have been getting worse every day. I have thought about suicide in the past, but I was just wondering if you've taken Cymbalta, did you have an increase in suicidal thought?
I just can't tell whether or not it's the medicine making it worse, or if i'm just losing it and the medicine isn't enough. Now I'm scared to take it and scared to get off it.
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Re: If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 6th 2010, 06:06 PM

Hey there,

Sometimes medicine can cause suicidal thoughts to increase especially in the very beginning when your body is first adjusting. I know that when I first started taking medicine my doctor said to notify her if my thoughts of depression get worse because I am taking new medicines etc. It takes the body 6-8 weeks to adjust to the medicine so I guess the new chemicals can enhance the depression sometimes?

Anyway, you shouldn't just not take it because that could make the thoughts of suicide you are having even worse. What you need to do is call your doctor immediately and tell her what is going on. Doctors have an emergency number just for that reason. They are 'on call' so to speak all year round; while your doctor might not be able to get you in this week since it is pretty much over, he or she will probably do what they can to get you in as soon as possible or talk to you a little more over the phone and asses what is going on.

When a person is on medicines it is really important for them to tell the doctors everything that is going on. When you communicate with the medicine doctors is the only way to ensure that you will get the best medical care possible.

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Re: If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 6th 2010, 08:54 PM

yes, Cymbalta did this to me too.
it also gave me bad headaches, nausea, and recently I had stomach pains and vomiting.
I don't like it, it doesn't change my moods.

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Re: If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 6th 2010, 09:57 PM

hello Regina!
i didn't take cymbalta but my flatmate did, and he felt the same thing as you. however when he told his doctor about it the doctor put him to another medication.
don't quit taking it all by yourself, leaving it so suddenly can cause worse side-effects. i completely agree with Jenna, notify your doctor asap.
i hope you'll get better soon!
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Re: If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 7th 2010, 12:06 AM

thank you everyone, i'm going to call my doctor in the morning
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Re: If you have taken CYMBALTA - August 7th 2010, 12:29 AM

I agree, especially since I've seen commercials for it and they all say to call asap if you have the increased suicidal thoughts, as this is apparently pretty common.

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