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Unread 03-20-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question What is well/recovered?

I don't know how to define those. I've never really been there. The Cymbalta has improved some things. I do notice I cope with stuff a little better than before, but I still feel blah and have no energy. I still don't enjoy stuff that I usually like (although that's gotten slightly better). I still have to kick myself in the arse to do things.

My husband notices positive changes. I guess sometimes the patient is the last to notice anything.

I am in that kind of numb/don't know how to feel about stuff mode.

Oh, and my therapist retired so now I have to find a new one! Blah.
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Hello TaubTaube: I was on Cymbalta (& later on its generic equivalent) for over a year. I don't recall how long exactly.) Actually it was the best antidepressant, for me, I ever tried. I was on the maximum recommended dosage.

What I found while I was on Cymbalta was that it didn't really alleviate my depression altogether. But it sort-of, as I like to say, kept a "floor" under me. So anytime I would begin to sink so low that I was beginning to have difficulty, it would seem to kick my sorry behind back up to a more manageable level. However I still had to work at keeping myself going on a day-to-day basis. But it was definitely helpful. Good luck finding your new therapist!
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What is recovery?......that is a question I often ask. Our local secondary mental health service is called the "Recovery Team" I was far from the "well" I knew before my mental health crashed when I was discharged, but objectively I am functioning a bit better than I was when referred to them. I'm adjusting to the new "me" with a different setting for relatively "well". Others get back to nearer their previous "normal".

Sorry about your therapist retiring. That is a blow. Good luck with finding a new one.
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I don't know Cymbalta. I use another antidepressant. Since things have changed, you are in recovery. May be you cannot expect the meds to do all the work for you. Very often recovery is a mix of meds and more. May be you have to add other "ingredients" now that Cymbalta has started to work; ingredients like physical exercise (swim , walk, run, work in the garden or whatever) and perhaps relaxation exercises. It might help to take up an old hobby as well or go to a coffee house with a friend ...


Sorry to hear about your therapist's retiring! It takes time to adjust to a new one. I'm not saying that to hurt you, but in the hope that when you perhaps feel it takes some time to get to know the new one, you shall know that that is normal.

Send good thoughts your way ....
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What is recovery?......that is a question I often ask. Our local secondary mental health service is called the "Recovery Team" I was far from the "well" I knew before my mental health crashed when I was discharged, but objectively I am functioning a bit better than I was when referred to them. I'm adjusting to the new "me" with a different setting for relatively "well". Others get back to nearer their previous "normal".

Sorry about your therapist retiring. That is a blow. Good luck with finding a new one.
Grrrrrrrr that sucks

To the OP, I'm sorry your therapist retired, I wish you good luck with finding a new one
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