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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) stop working? started dose @ 60mg up to 120mg a day after 3months. slowly over this past month, i've noticed the anxiety returning.help.

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Reassess: Your Cymbalta (duloxetine) dose is at the upper end of recommended for anxiety. You need to reassess your whole situation with prescribing doctor re breakthrough anxiety from life situations and/or any changes in your health status including other meds, alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use etc. Anxiety is complex. Be sure you address the emotional aspects of your anxiety with a mental health professional.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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