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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 03:20:12 PM »
I'd say a couple weeks, about 4... I always check how I feel upon waking up and slowly I stopped doing this... I'd say I had just about full remission with cymbalta, here and there I'd have trouble sleeping,
And constipation, but I'd take anything over anxiety and my mind constantly having intrusive thoughts...
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 04:19:50 PM »
I'd say a couple weeks, about 4... I always check how I feel upon waking up and slowly I stopped doing this... I'd say I had just about full remission with cymbalta, here and there I'd have trouble sleeping,
And constipation, but I'd take anything over anxiety and my mind constantly having intrusive thoughts...

I tend to respond on the slower side so conservatively I'm looking at at 6 weeks for consistency.  But so far, I've seen some progress and that's good enough for me for now.

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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 07:48:01 PM »
Whew... had a bit of a rough ride today anxiety wise.  Had a job interview today for a possible promotion at work and worked myself up subconciously about it.  Felt mildly jittery this morning, then it hit full on as I sat waiting for the interview to start.  Think I did okay though,  so that's good.  As I walked out of the interview room, it was as if I'd jumped into a Xanax bath and I immediately felt some relief from my jitteriness.  That wasn't long lived though.  Have been up and down on the anxiety front the remainder of the afternoon.  But the peaks of anxiety aren't as high as they were a couple weeks ago.  Progress at 3.5 weeks.... Damn anxiety makes us so impatient  :spineyes:
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2014, 04:01:21 PM »
I'm so tired... from the moment I wake until I go to bed at night.  I don't know what to make of it.  My mood is so-so.  Not terribly sad.  I also notice that my vision is blurry off and on through the day. I have a follow up with my pdoc in 8 days time so I guess I'll assess where I'm at then.  That'll put me at 6 weeks total.

Right now, 1 week at 30 and 4 weeks (as of tomorrow) at 60.

SE's still dealing with:
Fatigue
Occassional dry mouth
Blurry/Foggy Vision
Headaches
Low libido and lowered response

Anxiety still going down, though still there off and on through the day.  Having to drink caffeine to combat the fatigue isn't helping.  Hard to stay motivated and focused at work.
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 06:34:47 PM »
I'm so tired... from the moment I wake until I go to bed at night.  I don't know what to make of it.

Are you still taking diazepam? If so, it may be triggering a lot of the fatigue so try going without. It has a very long half-life so it may take nearly a week to make a difference. You could also try changing the time of day that you take the duloxetine.

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Right now, 1 week at 30 and 4 weeks (as of tomorrow) at 60.

SE's still dealing with:
Fatigue
Occassional dry mouth
Blurry/Foggy Vision
Headaches
Low libido and lowered response

Most of these should ease as you adjust to the med. The ones likely to hang around are the dry-mouth and low libido. There are topical treatments for dry-mouth, but sipping water often is probably as effective and much cheaper. For the libido see here.

Ian
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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 07:39:03 PM »
I'm so tired... from the moment I wake until I go to bed at night.  I don't know what to make of it.

Are you still taking diazepam? If so, it may be triggering a lot of the fatigue so try going without. It has a very long half-life so it may take nearly a week to make a difference. You could also try changing the time of day that you take the duloxetine.

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Right now, 1 week at 30 and 4 weeks (as of tomorrow) at 60.

SE's still dealing with:
Fatigue
Occassional dry mouth
Blurry/Foggy Vision
Headaches
Low libido and lowered response

Most of these should ease as you adjust to the med. The ones likely to hang around are the dry-mouth and low libido. There are topical treatments for dry-mouth, but sipping water often is probably as effective and much cheaper. For the libido see here.

Ian

Ended up never taking the diaz strangely enough.  The start up anxiety pretty much went away when i picked up the script.  Maybe the comfort of having it available?  I don't know.  Yeah, i know still early days.  I seem to be adjusting better to this than other meds, but it still sucks, unfortunately.  Considered taking the dulox at night but haven't quite made the committment yet seeing as I'm tired all day with no respite at the end of the day and I still sleep quite fitfully so unsure if the time change would make much difference.  Mornings, outside of the fatigue, are getting better.
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »
5.5 weeks in.  Doing much better. Still dealing with fatigue, but the underlying anxiety is definitely abating.  I'm hopeful the fatigue will drop off over time.  Sleeping quite fitfully, often going to bed much earlier than I'm used to and sleeping through the night outside of potty breaks.  My wife is noting good improvement.  Good signs altogether.  Feeling very hopeful so far.
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2014, 02:20:18 PM »
Awesome, BusuB, That's great.  Congratulations and enjoy. 
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2014, 12:05:51 PM »
Rough morning so far getting on 6 full weeks (tomorrow).  Feeling a little low.  Anxiety remains mild.  Didn't sleep so well last night or the night previous although still tired.  Checking in with pdoc tomorrow and still dealing with mild nausea, fatigue, and occasional headache.  Anxiety improved but not where I want it to be and still dealing with occasional low mood.
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Re: Duloxetine start-up and diazepam
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 05:56:27 PM »
Oh and itching and blurry eyes too!... ARGH!!!
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