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Is Cymbalta advisable for depression?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe


Practicing since :2014

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Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 in Mental Health
Question: Patient ProfileGender: FemaleAge: 30Visited a Doctor: Yes Medications Tried: Unfortunately, he moved out of the state but he said for us to find a doctor. he could not recommend anyone because when he moved , we moved out of the state too and we have not been able to find a doctor yet . when we talked to him over the phone he advised us to stop the medication but to find another Dr who will prescribe another one and monitor the progress. however we want to have the knowledge of this medication since it contains the norepinephrine to help wake your brain up to function. We are still looking for the Doctor. we have taken celexa couldn't tolerate it. it makes you feel like you have a block in your head. welbutrin caused tachycardia. that's all the medication history.

Is Cymbalta a good medication for us to ask for when we finally find a doctor? Just want to have a second opinion on this medication.

The disease being treated is depression.
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 30 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Cymbalta is FDA-approved for the treatment of depression. It has strong evidence to support its use. It is less likely than Celexa and Zoloft to cause fatigue. This would be a good medication to discuss starting with your new doctor.

Dr. Sheppe
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