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Posted on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 in Mental Health
Question: I am 79 years old. I moved to a retirement place 4 years ago and was taking Cymbalta when I came here but was changed to Lexapro for depression a year ago. I wasn't doing good with depression or arthritis pain and a doctor changed me to Lexapro and other scripts. This was for depression and loss of memory. Should I go back on Cymbalta?
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
take the drug which suits you more.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I can understand your concerns.

What drug do you feel was better for you? cymbalta or lexapro?

You can switch to cymbalta if you had better response with it.

Also, cymbalta is a better choice if there is depression alongwith pain in joints.

Hope this helps.

Feel free to ask further.
Thanks.
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