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cymbalta vs lexapro anxiety

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Everyone is unique: Typically anxiety disorders r treated with ssris (lexapro) but i've had pts who do better on a dual acting drug (cymbalta)--best clue is if some membe ... Read More
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
ANTI ANXIETY: Probably for something acute i would suggest acute like quicker acting anti anxiety agent like xanax or ativan. If chronic or recurring would look at ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
39 years experience Psychiatry
Leary of addiction: Your doctor is trying to take advantage of some evidence that ssri-type anti-depressants, such as lexapro, and an snri, such as cymbalta, can dimini ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What do YOU need?: You give a history of having overdosed on diazepam. The vast majority of people with anxiety do not need pills for it, and even these are best used to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: combining cymbalta (duloxetine) and lexapro better be avoided, wait until you wean cymbalta (duloxetine), if you can, otherwise consult your doctor ag ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behavioral medicine: can include tools like self-hypnosis training and clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net), biofeedback, change in food plan and exercise w/doc's ok. Peace a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Bethea
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Dose duration matter: Cross-tapering antidepressants is often done to prevent negative side effects from coming off a medicine. Even a medicine that isn't working well eno ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Blah: Sometimes SSRI's can have what I call "zombie effect", which might explain the blah feeling. Call you doctor, consider gradually discontinuing the new ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
12 years experience Psychiatry
No: No, and this combination could be unsafe. One of the two agents should be the primary med for targeting anxiety or mood symptoms. Often people will be ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
You might have won!: Some people, sometimes hit it lucky and don't suffer withdrawal or have only the mildest effects. It's as inpredictable as most other things about the ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
49 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with your doc: There are many reasons possible. Your chronic pain conditions and the oxycodone may be depressing in themselves. Your medication might not be at a suf ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
It could: Lexapro and Cymbalta (duloxetine) share some features in common, but are not the same drug. You could experience different activity and side effects ... Read More

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