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i was on cymbalta with risperdal i was fine but no libido and week rction doc add buspar (buspirone) 5mg twice it work good but im anxious depressed nervous?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk to doc: The addition can indeed cause interaction effects w/ both of your original medications - especially cymbalta (duloxetine). The symptoms are reported as a sign of the combination. Don't just stop cold turkey - talk about a taper plan. If you are also still using Zoloft and Ativan these too are problematic w/ each other and all the rest. You seem to be over-medicated in general. Please consider CBT psychotherapy
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medication issues: Panic has been reported as a rare side effect of buspar (buspirone). However, Buspar (buspirone) normally reduces anxiety & doesn't induce depression. Are there other things going on that might impact your emotions at time time? Because of this combination of meds - have your psychiatrist take a look at dosing to see how serotonin may be in your system.

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