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Does cymbalta really increase methadone, and Abilify (aripiprazole) increases the cymbalta? If so, is it wise to take these meds together?

Does cymbalta really increase methadone, and Abilify (aripiprazole) increases the cymbalta? If so, is it wise to take these meds together?

Wow! Discuss w/ Dr!: That's a lot of medications and each one brings increased effects of the others with a particular concern in the combo of Cymbalta (duloxetine) and buspirone for serotonin syndrome. Definitely discuss the wisdom w/ your provider but DO NOT stop any of these on your own. Do it under monitoring and consider adding a non-pharma psychotherapy strategy that might help you too. Best

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How safe is it to take cymbalta or abilify (aripiprazole)?

How safe is it to take cymbalta or abilify (aripiprazole)?

Safe with monitoring: Both medications are very safe if prescribed by doctors familiar with their use and with appropriate monitoring. The main serious adverse effects have to do with either the fact that the medicines may take a while to have beneficial effects (and during that early period when they have not helped, they can actually make things briefly worse) and preventable long term effects that require monitoring.

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I have been on cymbalta and abilify (aripiprazole) for 3 weeks is it normal for me to still be very drowsy?

I have been on cymbalta and abilify (aripiprazole) for 3 weeks is it normal for me to still be very drowsy?

Drowsiness: The drowsiness seen with anti-depressants (Cymbalta) and major tranquillizers (Abilify) can persist for several months. You should consult your psychiatrist for dose adjustments in their two medications.

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I'm on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?

I'm on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?

That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you!

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Abilify (aripiprazole) is work better with Cymbalta or zoloft?

It doesn't: Work specifically better with one vs the other. Adding abilify (aripiprazole) to antidepressant can help for recalcitrant depression.

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Why Abilify (aripiprazole) work good with cymbalta and not good with zoloft?

Why Abilify (aripiprazole) work good with cymbalta and not good with zoloft?

Response varies: Zoloft and Cymbalta work in different ways. This along with individual response may predict my outcomes are different with Abilify (aripiprazole) in combination with either zoloft or cymbalta.

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Can both Risperdal low dose 0.25 and Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg combined with Cymbalta? ?

Can both Risperdal low dose 0.25 and Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg combined with Cymbalta? ?

Yes: You might try all sorts of combinations under the watchful guidance of your psychiatrist. In your case the difficult decisions will have more to do with the Ativan (lorazepam) (1 mg twice a day) as you might be experiencing problems with rebound anxiety and precipitation of depression. Don't make any medication changes without consulting with your doctor.

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What are the medical concerns for stopping 100mg Adderall habit? Abuse has lasted 6mos. Also on 60mg cymbalta, 5mg abilify, (aripiprazole) and 1 mg suboxone.

What are the medical concerns for stopping 100mg Adderall habit? Abuse has lasted 6mos. Also on 60mg cymbalta, 5mg abilify, (aripiprazole) and 1 mg suboxone.

Few: For the most part, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is out of your system quickly, each day it wears off and a person then takes it the next day. You may be tired for a couple of days after you stop the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Otherwise, it should be okay. I hope you are seeing a physician, preferably an addictionologist or addiction psychiatrist to monitor you and help you with your problems.

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Off cymbalta 1 month, off Abilify (aripiprazole) 1 week. On 10mg Adderall twice daily, . 5 mg klonipin as needed at bedtime. Is it safe for me to try 5htp yet?

Off cymbalta 1 month, off Abilify (aripiprazole) 1 week. On 10mg Adderall twice daily, . 5 mg klonipin as needed at bedtime. Is it safe for me to try 5htp yet?

Yes, but why?: There is no substantive evidence that orally administered 5htp is effective for depression. But there are verified reports of severe reactions to it. It makes no sense to think that ingested tryptophan will increase brain serotonin any more if taken in pills than in food. This is an example of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." I wouldn't waste money on this treatment.

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A combo of cymbalta & Abilify (aripiprazole) made my husband have manic episodes. How is stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) & adding remeron going to calm the manic behavior?

A combo of cymbalta & Abilify (aripiprazole) made my husband have manic episodes. How is stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) & adding remeron going to calm the manic behavior?

Maybe it won't: Manic episodes in the light of antidepressants are either drug induced by the antidepressants themselves or stimulating a bipolar patient into mania - especially when no mood stabilizer on board first - current literature would discourage this practice if the patient is bipolar or at least consider the possibility a mood stabilizer is needed first. (this may help the depression remit alone?).

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I usually take Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) cymabal and trazadone and was ok on them then I ran out of cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) and became hypomanic is this normal?

I usually take Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) cymabal and trazadone and was ok on them then I ran out of cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) and became hypomanic is this normal?

Yes: Once these medications reach a certain level in your blood that can take 2 weeks for antidepressants should not be abruptly stopped because they can cause rebound side effects such as what you are experiencing.

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I take Abilify (aripiprazole) 5 mg, seroquel 50 mg and cymbalta 120 mg. Should I quit cold turkey, will my libido come back?

I take Abilify (aripiprazole) 5 mg, seroquel 50 mg and cymbalta 120 mg. Should I quit cold turkey, will my libido come back?

See below: Any decision concerning your medication, should be discussed with your prescribing provider. Good luck!

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I was put on cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) for depression, I have also always had severe back pain, my pain had decreased dramatically, should I get MRI still?

I was put on cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) for depression, I have also always had severe back pain, my pain had decreased dramatically, should I get MRI still?

Depends: If your pain is improving and you do not have issues with bowel or bladder incontinence or new/worsening pain/weakness/loss of sensation in the lower extremities you could certainly wait to see if you still want an mri.

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Took Abilify to augment Cymbalta for depression/anxiety. But increased Abilify too fast & got akathisia. On top of akathisia, how badly did I shoot myself in the foot? 1)Just akathisia 2)Nullified augmentation or 3)Worse yet, reduced Cymbalta effect?

Took Abilify to augment Cymbalta for depression/anxiety. But increased Abilify too fast & got akathisia. On top of akathisia, how badly did I shoot myself in the foot? 1)Just akathisia 2)Nullified augmentation or 3)Worse yet, reduced Cymbalta effect?

Skeptical: A healthy dose of questioning is good. The makers of Cymbalta are under fire for deceptive marketing of this medication, though it's definitely helpful for some people and some conditions. Your question poses 3 scenarios associated with Cymbalta Abilify (aripiprazole) combo. It's likely just akathisia which likely diminishes with reduced dose. The augmentation theory is unsound. Reducing Cymb effect unlikely.

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Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

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 enough is often doing 'something' and patients may miss it when it's gone. Although Cymbalta (duloxetine) interacts with A LOT of drugs, Lexapro doesn't. Over a short period (2 weeks), at reasonable doses, there shouldn't be problem.

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Is it safe 2 take cymbalta (duloxetine) & serc together?

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Is it safe 2 take cymbalta (duloxetine) & serc together?

Serc: As prescribed for treatment of vertigo, it should be safe.