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If i was bipolar would taking cymbalta (duloxetine) help?

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Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly, but troubl

If you have bipolar disorder and are prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety, pain, panic, or depression, it could help temporarily, but there is a definite risk that the cymbalta, (duloxetine) or any antidepressant, could precipitate a manic or hypomanic episode.
This could be very devastating and painful. Take this question to your doctor.

In brief: Possibly, but troubl

If you have bipolar disorder and are prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety, pain, panic, or depression, it could help temporarily, but there is a definite risk that the cymbalta, (duloxetine) or any antidepressant, could precipitate a manic or hypomanic episode.
This could be very devastating and painful. Take this question to your doctor.
Dr. Robert Olsen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: That depends.

That depends. Sometimes taking an antidepressant can flip a bipolar patient into hypomania or mania.
I do have a number of bipolar patients on antidepressants (including cymbalta) but they are also on either a mood stabilizer or an atypical antipsychotic which is somewhat protective for activation into mania.

In brief: That depends.

That depends. Sometimes taking an antidepressant can flip a bipolar patient into hypomania or mania.
I do have a number of bipolar patients on antidepressants (including cymbalta) but they are also on either a mood stabilizer or an atypical antipsychotic which is somewhat protective for activation into mania.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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